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Homework

The purpose of homework is for students to practice the skills that they learn in class.  It is assigned on a nightly basis and is intended to take approximately a half hour or forty-five minutes.  A list of homework assignments an be found on this website under the “Course 2” and “Pre-Algebra” tabs.  Please ask your child in which course he or she is enrolled.

Class Materials

Students need to bring their textbooks, a notebook and a pencil to class everyday.  Colored pencils, rulers, markers and calculators are useful tool for seventh graders as well.

E-Mail

Parents may e-mail me with questions or concerns at any time.  I am generally able to respond within twenty-four hours.

abird@lawrence.k12.ma.us

Curriculum

Unit I: Number Sense and Operations

• Operations with whole number, fractions and decimals
• Working with percents
• Integers
• Order of arithmetic operations
• Exponents

Unit II: Patterns, Relations and Algebra

• Working with tables, formulas and graphs
• Linear relationships
• Solving equations

Unit III: Geometry

• Congruent and similar figures
• Transformations: translations, reflections, dilations, reductions
• Properties of parallel lines
• Proportional relationships

Unit IV: Measurement

• Converting between systems of measurement (customary vs. metric)
• Perimeter and area of two-dimensional figures
• Surface area and volume of prisms and cylinders

Unit V: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability

• Using circle graphs, Venn diagrams, stem-and-leaf plots, tables, and charts
• Measures of central tendency and range
• Probability of simple and compound events