The first step of my grade 7 mathematics planning was to compare the Nelson Mathematics 7 program and the Jump Math 7 programs to see what each program had to offer. Here are the results.
Both programs had things that they did well. Since I'm trying to coordinate the grade 7 and 8 curriculums so that the students are studying the same subjects at the same time, I found that I preferred the order in the Nelson Mathematics program. I did my long-range planning in function of that. See this post for more details about grade 7 long-range planning.
That being said, what Jump Math does best is breaking learning into small steps that students can master and then build upon. With that in mind, I thought it might be helpful to have a quick visual reference to know which part of the Nelson textbook matches up to which parts in the Jump Math program.
That file is below. Nelson chapters are on the left. Jump Math sections are in the middle. On the right, I noted where Jump Math suggests to break up the units into smaller sections with a quiz or test.
Click here to view/print PDF: 2014-09-03 Comparing Nelson Mathematics and Jump Math (Grade 7)