Australian Curriculum Standards (ACARA) — Grade 7


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ACELA.7.1.

Language variation and change

ACELA.7.1.1.1.

Exploring languages and dialects through building webcam relationships with schools across Australia and Asia

ACELA.7.1.1.2.

Investigating changes in word use and meaning over time and some of the reasons for these changes, for example the influence on spelling and vocabulary of new forms of communication like texting, emoticons and email

ACELA.7.2.

Language for interaction

ACELA.7.2.1.1.

Building a database of local idioms and their meanings, accents and styles of speech for different contexts, exploring the possibilities of these choices in drama and role play, and discussing their connection with personal and social identities

ACELA.7.2.1.2.

Developing dialogues authentic to characters in comics, cartoons and animations

ACELA.7.2.2.1.

Defending points of view in reading circle discussions

ACELA.7.2.2.2.

Responding to points of view by developing and elaborating on others responses

ACELA.7.2.2.3.

Building a knowledge base about words of evaluation, including words to express emotional responses to texts, judgment of characters and their actions, and appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of text

ACELA.7.3.

Text structure and organisation

ACELA.7.3.1.1.

Learning about the structure of the book or film review and how it moves from context description to text summary and then to a text judgment

ACELA.7.3.2.1.

Analysing the structure of media texts such as television news items and broadcasts and various types of newspaper and magazine articles

ACELA.7.3.3.1.

Discussing how qualifying statements add meaning to opinions and views in spoken texts

ACELA.7.4.

Expressing and developing ideas

ACELA.7.4.2.1.

Observing and discussing how a sense of certainty, probability and obligation is created in texts

ACELA.7.4.3.1.

Comparing choices for point of view in animations, advertisements and other persuasive texts

ACELA.7.4.3.2.

Comparing how different advertisements use visual elements to advertise the same product

ACELA.7.4.3.3.

Experimenting with digital storytelling conventions to create personal reflections on shared experiences

ACELT.7.1.

Literature and context

ACELT.7.1.1.1.

Building knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to the history, culture, and literary heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

ACELT.7.1.1.2.

Identifying and explaining differences between points of view in texts, for example contrasting the city and the bush or different perspectives based on culture, gender or age

ACELT.7.2.

Responding to literature

ACELT.7.2.1.1.

Exploring concepts about the criteria for heroism and testing these criteria in a range of texts, including more complex ones where the hero may be flawed

ACELT.7.2.1.2.

Establishing forums for discussing the relative merits of fiction and film texts

ACELT.7.2.1.3.

Comparing personal viewpoints on texts and justifying responses in actual and virtual discussions

ACELT.7.2.2.1.

Identifying stereotypes, prejudice and oversimplifications in texts

ACELT.7.2.2.2.

Exploring ethical issues in literary texts drawing on a range of examples from the texts to illustrate and substantiate the views expressed

ACELT.7.3.1.1.

Analysing and explaining the structure and features of short stories discussing the purposes and appeal of different authorial choices for structure and language

ACELT.7.3.1.2.

Exploring traditional stories from Asia and discussing their engaging features, for example use of the oral mode, visual elements, verse, use of puppets to convey the narrative

ACELT.7.3.1.3.

Analysing writers depictions of challenges in texts, for example those faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

ACELT.7.3.1.4.

Discussing a texts intended audience, whether the text is typical of its type and whether it has fulfilled its purpose

ACELT.7.3.2.1.

Experiencing the sound and rhythm of poetry, and using metalanguage, for example refrain and chant, to discuss the layers of meaning that are created

ACELT.7.4.1.2.

Imagining a characters life events (for example misadventures organised retrospectively to be presented as a series of flashbacks in scripted monologue supported by single images), making a sequel or prequel or rewriting an ending

ACELT.7.4.1.3.

Creating chapters for an autobiography, short story or diary

ACELT.7.4.2.1.

Experimenting with different narrative structures such as the epistolary form, flashback, multiple perspectives

ACELT.7.4.2.2.

Transforming familiar print narratives into short video or film narratives, drawing on knowledge of the type of text and possible adaptations necessary to a new mode

ACELT.7.4.2.3.

Drawing on literature and life experiences to create a poem, for example ballad, series of haiku

ACELY.7.1.1.1.

Investigating the influence on written language of communicative technologies like SMS, text, email and Twitter

ACELY.7.2.

Interacting with others

ACELY.7.2.1.1.

Identifying, discussing and interpreting ideas and concepts that other individuals and groups value

ACELY.7.2.1.2.

Identifying key evidence supporting an argument in a discussion between two speakers

ACELY.7.2.2.1.

Participating in pair, group, class, school and community speaking and listening situations, including informal conversations, discussions, debates and presentations

ACELY.7.2.2.2.

Using effective strategies for dialogue and discussion in range of formal and informal contexts, including speaking clearly and coherently and at appropriate length, clarifying and rephrasing comments of others

ACELY.7.2.2.3.

Choosing vocabulary and spoken text and sentence structures for particular purposes and audiences, adapting language choices to meet the perceived audience needs, such as debating a topic with a team from another school, introducing a speaker at a school function

ACELY.7.2.2.4.

Selecting voice effects for different audiences and purposes, such as tone, volume, pitch and pace, recognising the effects these have on audience understanding and engagement

ACELY.7.2.3.1.

Preparing a presentation combining print, visual and audio elements to explore and interpret ideas, drawing on knowledge and research about perspectives different from students own

ACELY.7.3.

Interpreting, analysing, evaluating

ACELY.7.3.1.1.

Identifying the purpose and possible audience for a text

ACELY.7.3.1.2.

Explaining the relationship between text features and structures and audience and purpose, such as identifying which group would be the most likely target for the information in an advertisement and justifying why on the basis of textual features

ACELY.7.3.2.2.

Inferring the tone and emotional intent of a character in dialogue in a narrative

ACELY.7.4.1.2.

Using appropriate textual conventions, create scripts for interviews, presentations, advertisements and radio segments

ACELY.7.4.1.3.

Writing and delivering presentations with specific rhetorical devices to engage an audience

ACELY.7.4.2.1.

Using collaborative technologies to jointly construct and edit texts

ACELY.7.4.4.1.

Understanding conventions associated with particular kinds of software and using them appropriately, for example synthesising information and ideas in dot points and sequencing information in presentations or timing scenes in animation

ACMMG.7.1.1.

Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms, and use these in problem-solving (ACMMG159)

ACMMG.7.1.1.1.

Building on the understanding of the area of rectangles to develop formulas for the area of triangles

ACMMG.7.1.1.2.

Establishing that the area of a triangle is half the area of an appropriate rectangle

ACMMG.7.1.1.3.

Using area formulas for rectangles and triangles to solve problems involving areas of surfaces

ACMMG.7.1.2.

Calculate volumes of rectangular prisms (ACMMG160)

ACMMG.7.1.2.1.

Investigating volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms and establishing and using the formula V = l b h

ACMMG.7.1.2.2.

Understanding and using cubic units when interpreting and finding volumes of cubes and rectangular prisms

ACMMG.7.4.1.

Classify triangles according to their side and angle properties and describe quadrilaterals (ACMMG165)

ACMMG.7.4.1.1.

Identifying side and angle properties of scalene, isosceles, right-angled and obtuse-angled triangles

ACMMG.7.4.2.

Demonstrate that the angle sum of a triangle is 180 and use this to find the angle sum of a quadrilateral (ACMMG166)

ACMMG.7.4.2.1.

Using concrete materials and digital technologies to investigate the angle sum of a triangle and quadrilateral

ACMMG.7.4.3.

Identify corresponding, alternate and co-interior angles when two straight lines are crossed by a transversal (ACMMG163)

ACMMG.7.4.3.1.

Defining and classifying pairs of angles as complementary, supplementary, adjacent and vertically opposite

ACMMG.7.4.4.

Investigate conditions for two lines to be parallel and solve simple numerical problems using reasoning simple numerical problems using reasoning (ACMMG164)

ACMMG.7.4.4.1.

Constructing parallel and perpendicular lines using their properties, a pair of compasses and a ruler, and dynamic geometry software

ACMMG.7.4.4.2.

Defining and identifying the relationships between alternate, corresponding and co-interior angles for a pair of parallel lines cut by a transversal

ACMNA.7.1.1.

Investigate index notation and represent whole numbers as products of powers of prime numbers (ACMNA149)

ACMNA.7.1.1.1.

Defining and comparing prime and composite numbers and explaining the difference between them

ACMNA.7.1.1.2.

Applying knowledge of factors to strategies for expressing whole numbers as products of powers of prime factors, such as repeated division by prime factors or creating factor trees

ACMNA.7.1.1.3.

Solving problems involving lowest common multiples and greatest common divisors (highest common factors) for pairs of whole numbers by comparing their prime factorization

ACMNA.7.1.2.

Investigate and use square roots of perfect square numbers (ACMNA150)

ACMNA.7.1.2.1.

Investigating square numbers such as 25 and 36 and developing square-root notation

ACMNA.7.1.2.2.

Investigating between which two whole numbers a square root lies

ACMNA.7.1.3.

Apply the associative, commutative and distributive laws to aid mental and written computation (ACMNA151)

ACMNA.7.1.3.1.

Understanding that arithmetic laws are powerful ways of describing and simplifying calculations

ACMNA.7.1.4.

Compare, order, add, and subtract integers (ACMNA280)

ACMNA.7.2.1.

Compare fractions using equivalence. Locate and represent positive and negative fractions and mixed numbers on a number line (ACMNA152)

ACMNA.7.2.1.1.

Exploring equivalence among families of fractions by using a fraction wall or a number line (for example by using a fraction wall to show that 2/3 is the same as 4/6 and 6/9)

ACMNA.7.2.2.

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions, including those with unrelated denominators (ACMNA153)

ACMNA.7.2.2.1.

Exploring and developing efficient strategies to solve additive problems involving fractions (for example by using fraction walls or rectangular arrays with dimensions equal to the denominators)

ACMNA.7.2.3.

Multiply and divide fractions and decimals using efficient written strategies and digital technologies (ACMNA154)

ACMNA.7.2.3.1.

Investigating multiplication of fractions and decimals, using strategies including patterning and multiplication as repeated addition, with both concrete materials and digital technologies, and identifying the processes for division as the inverse of multiplication

ACMNA.7.2.4.

Express one quantity as a fraction of another, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMNA155)

ACMNA.7.2.4.1.

Using authentic examples for the quantities to be expressed and understanding the reasons for the calculations

ACMNA.7.2.5.

Round decimals to a specified number of decimal places (ACMNA156)

ACMNA.7.2.5.1.

Using rounding to estimate the results of calculations with whole numbers and decimals, and understanding the conventions for rounding

ACMNA.7.2.6.

Connect fractions, decimals and percentages and carry out simple conversions (ACMNA157)

ACMNA.7.2.6.1.

Justifying choices of written, mental or calculator strategies for solving specific problems including those involving large numbers

ACMNA.7.2.6.3.

Calculating the percentage of the total local municipal area set aside for parkland, manufacturing, retail and residential dwellings to compare land use

ACMNA.7.2.7.

Find percentages of quantities and express one quantity as a percentage of another, with and without digital technologies. (ACMNA158)

ACMNA.7.2.7.1.

Using authentic problems to express quantities as percentages of other amounts

ACMNA.7.2.8.

Recognise and solve problems involving simple ratios (ACMNA173)

ACMNA.7.2.8.1.

Understanding that rate and ratio problems can be solved using fractions or percentages and choosing the most efficient form to solve a particular problem

ACMNA.7.3.1.

Investigate and calculate 'best buys', with and without digital technologies (ACMNA174)

ACMNA.7.3.1.1.

Applying the unitary method to identify best buys situations, such as comparing the cost per 100g

ACMNA.7.4.1.

Introduce the concept of variables as a way of representing numbers using letters (ACMNA175)

ACMNA.7.4.1.1.

Understanding that arithmetic laws are powerful ways of describing and simplifying calculations and that using these laws leads to the generality of algebra

ACMNA.7.4.2.

Create algebraic expressions and evaluate them by substituting a given value for each variable (ACMNA176)

ACMNA.7.4.2.1.

Using authentic formulas to perform substitutions

ACMNA.7.4.3.

Create algebraic expressions and evaluate them by substituting a given value for each variable (ACMNA177)

ACMNA.7.4.3.1.

Identifying order of operations in contextualised problems, preserving the order by inserting brackets in numerical expressions, then recognising how order is preserved by convention

ACMNA.7.4.3.2.

Moving fluently between algebraic and word representations as descriptions of the same situation

ACMNA.7.5.1.

Given coordinates, plot points on the Cartesian plane, and find coordinates for a given point (ACMNA178)

ACMNA.7.5.1.1.

Plotting points from a table of integer values and recognising simple patterns, such as points that lie on a straight line

ACMNA.7.5.2.

Solve simple linear equations (ACMNA179)

ACMNA.7.5.2.1.

Solving equations using concrete materials, such as the balance model, and explain the need to do the same thing to each side of the equation using substitution to check solutions

ACMNA.7.5.2.2.

Investigating a range of strategies to solve equations

ACMNA.7.5.3.

Investigate, interpret and analyse graphs from authentic data (ACMNA180)

ACMNA.7.5.3.1.

Using travel graphs to investigate and compare the distance travelled to and from school

ACMNA.7.5.3.2.

Interpreting features of travel graphs such as the slope of lines and the meaning of horizontal lines

ACMSP.7.1.1.

Construct sample spaces for single-step experiments with equally likely outcomes (ACMSP167)

ACMSP.7.1.1.2.

Distinguishing between equally likely outcomes and outcomes that are not equally likely

ACMSP.7.1.2.

Assign probabilities to the outcomes of events and determine probabilities for events (ACMSP168)

ACMSP.7.1.2.1.

Expressing probabilities as decimals, fractionals, and percentages

ACMSP.7.2.1.

Identify and investigate issues involving numerical data collected from primary and secondary sources (ACMSP169)

ACMSP.7.2.2.

Construct and compare a range of data displays including stem-and-leaf plots and dot plots (ACMSP170)

ACMSP.7.2.2.1.

Understanding that some data representations are more appropriate than others for particular data sets, and answering questions about those data sets

ACMSP.7.2.2.2.

Using ordered stem-and-leaf plots to record and display numerical data collected in a class investigation, such as constructing a class plot of height in centimetres on a shared stem-and-leaf plot for which the stems 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 have been produced

ACMSP.7.2.3.

Calculate mean, median, mode and range for sets of data. Interpret these statistics in the context of data (ACMSP171)

ACMSP.7.2.3.1.

Understanding that summarising data by calculating measures of centre and spread can help make sense of the data

ACMSP.7.2.4.

Describe and interpret data displays using median, mean and range (ACMSP172)

ACMSP.7.2.4.1.

Using mean and median to compare data sets and explaining how outliers may affect the comparison

ACMSP.7.2.4.2.

Locating mean, median and range on graphs and connecting them to real life