Introduction

Go Math Grade 7 vs. ArgoPrep – Let’s go!

I recently read an article that claimed that parents would rather talk to their children about “the birds and the bees” than help them with their math homework.

I thought that was a weird comparison, but then I started thinking about all of my friends with middle school-aged children who regularly complain on Facebook about helping with homework.

Could it be true that parents are struggling with helping their child with math homework as much as the child is struggling themselves? If a child is unable to complete work at home, there is a risk of falling behind in class and creating stress and easy-to-avoid anxiety.

Many parents try to help their children with math by hiring a tutor, printing out worksheets, and sitting with them night after night. With every resource that is available, there is an additional commitment (whether financial or time or both!). Finally, there is a risk that even after all of the time and money to help your child that they are still struggling.

Go Math! Grade 7 and ArgoPrep Grade 7 workbooks are the support that parents and children crave.

These workbooks contain standards-aligned practice with explanations and practice crucial to skill development. Using these workbooks to boost your child’s understanding is the surest way to help your child grasp the complex skills they are learning at the 7th-grade level.

## Importance of Supporting Math at Home

indicate that the average student should have at least 61.2 minutes of math instruction each day (Larson, 2017). So what happens if your child only has a block of 45 minutes in school each day? Larson argues that a 15-minute deficiency each day could equal a 60-day loss over a 180-day school year.

That 30% loss will become apparent as your student progresses through their academic career.

Still, most notably, you will begin to see the lack of time and their ability to understand the content on a day-to-day basis!

This loss could equate to over a year of lost math practice/instruction time during their middle school years alone! Imagine your child entering into 9th grade, but their middle school stopped teaching at 7th grade, as a parent, you’d be outraged!

All teachers, classrooms, and schools are different. Your child may be getting a sufficient amount of time with math each day, but why wait to find that out when they’ve fallen behind?

Working in partnership with parents and educators, workbooks such as Go Math! Grade 7 and ArgoPrep Grade 7 have made it easy and accessible to close the learning gap that often happens in classrooms.

### Everyday Struggles with 7th Grade Math

By this point in your child’s education, you should have a pretty decent idea of how they feel about math.

7th grade invites the opportunity for more rigorous courses. However, for students who struggle with math, 7th grade can be a daunting challenge. One of the biggest struggles with math at this age doesn’t have to do with the content. The anxiety and disdain of math far outweigh any concerns with actual ability.

Of course, some struggles can arise with the 7th Grade curriculum as well. Some of these areas

misunderstanding of basic number operations, inability to rationalize answers, and not being able to process through worksheets.

If your child is continually complaining about math, scoring low on assessments, or not completing the work, the very best support you can give is more time at home to review and develop skills with the new concepts they are learning.

As mentioned above, if your child has frustration or anxiety surrounding math, it may because they are missing a key piece to understanding the increasingly complex topics of 7th Grade math. By giving them the at-home enrichment that a workbook provides, you are giving them the key to building their confidence!

## Go Math Grade 7 vs. ArgoPrep:

### Workbook Formats

Both Go Math! and
follow similar formats for skill practice.

Broken up into units and lessons, Go Math! Grade 7 units span over a few weeks. The overview page explains the concepts of the unit and gives an example of how to solve the type of problem present in the lessons.

Go Math! Grade 7 provides a short vocabulary list with a definition. This information is delivered in both English on one side and Spanish on the other, making it accessible and usable by many parents.

ArgoPrep’s workbook is broken up into weeks, scaffolding (that’s Teacher talk for increasing difficulty) the concepts as the week’s progress. A link to a video lesson accompanies each week, meaning that parents who are trying to help their kids have real-time, quick instruction through video whenever they need it! Each week also features a short, one-sentence summary of the skills for that week.

Each book features a mix of standard problems and word problems. Go Math! features one page of “Extra Practice” at the end of the unit.

ArgoPrep uses day five for an assessment and provides an extra day (day six) for a challenge question.

One thing that sets ArgoPrep apart from Go Math! Grade 7 is providing the answers at the back of the workbook.

Between the online support and availability of solutions, you don’t have to wonder until your child gets their work back if they got the answers right or not. By building in the additional safeguard of providing an answer key, parents and children can confidently practice and learn concepts.

### Workbook Preview

e, 7th Grade math focuses on:

“(1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.”

Using the Common Core Overview, here is a summary of all of the skills covered in each workbook:

## The ArgoPrep Difference

On the surface, Go Math! Grade 7 and ArgoPrep Grade 7 workbooks look the same.

They both have practice, assessments, explanations of concepts, and they’re all contained in a simple, easy-to-use workbook.

It’s true! They are basically the same, and as industry leaders, both companies deliver quality enrichment.

But ArgoPrep elevates our product through the online support portal included with each workbook purchase. When you purchase an ArgoPrep workbook, you are also gaining access to video explanations of every single problem in the workbook, additional practice and support, and more.

ArgoPrep also offers one-on-one tutoring for an additional price. All of these additional resources make ArgoPrep the perfect all-in-one option for a busy family!

## What Are You Waiting For?

7th grade marks the moment in a child’s education where math transitions from basic understanding to complex and analytical thought. Children are no longer being asked to complete a simple math problem such as multiplication.

Instead, children will be applying their knowledge from the previous six years and interacting with math in a more complex and high-level way.

These new concepts are paving the way for their high school coursework, and they must understand the concepts well enough to apply them to math classes beyond 7th grade.

This transition can be stressful for children and parents alike! Solutions are no longer easily found, and explanations can be difficult to come by.

Using Go Math! Grade 7 or ArgoPrep Grade 7 supplemental workbooks will provide your child with valuable enrichment that will guarantee a deeper understanding and higher confidence with the skills they are learning in the classroom.

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