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2015-2016

School Year __________________

 

Course Name

7th grade Math

Course Code

 

School Name

Tucker Middle

Teacher Name

Carey Benton

School Phone Number

678 – 875 – 0902

Teacher Email

carey_benton@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us

School Website

http://www.tuckerms.dekalb.k12.ga.us/

Teacher Website

http://cbenton.educatorpages.com

(under construction)

 

Course Description:

Grade 7 instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (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

 

 

 

Curriculum Overview

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Unit 1  – The Number System

 

Unit 2  – Expressions and Equations

 

Unit 3  – Ratios and Proportions

 

Unit 4  – Geometry/Statistics and Probability

 

 

BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Title

 

 Carnegie Learning Middle School Math

ISBN

 

 

Replacement Cost

$17.00 per book

Online book and/or resources

TBA

Online student access code (school specific)

 

 

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.

 

GRADING CATEGORIES

*GRADE PROTOCOL

Formative Assessment - 0%

Assessment During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%

A             90 – 100                               ~P (pass)

B             80 – 89                                 ~F (fail)                

C             71 – 79

D             70

F              Below 70

 

 

 

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

STUDENT PROGRESS

Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester.  The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.

HOMEWORK

Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.  Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.  It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.

MAKE-UP WORK

DUE TO ABSENCES

When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.

SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

  • Come to class prepared daily
  • Respect yourself, others, and your school
  • Exhibit self-control
  • Be responsible for yourself and your actions

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

Textbooks, notebook(three ring binder), loose leaf paper, PENCILS, pencil sharpener,  5 dividers, Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer,   

EXTRA HELP

 

Available upon request or afternoon tutorials given by Tucker Middle

PARENTS AS PARTNERS

 

Family involvement is an essential element for a student’s success in mathematics. Be positive and support homework, DON’T DO IT FOR THEM. Think of yourself as a guide rather than your child’s teacher. You can help by asking questions and listening. You may also help by visiting the online resources and encouraging your child to take advantage of the tutorials, interactive activities, and other online resources. For those without home web access, check with me or the middle school library.

 

 

 

 

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