Course Description
In Grade 7, instructional time will focus on four critical areas for developing number sense, preparing for algebraic abstractions, and learning to solve complex problems using previously learned skills: (1) developing an understanding of proportional relationships; (2) operating with rational numbers, algebraic expressions, and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale, area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences from data.
Course Expectations

Arrive to class on time with a positive attitude

Complete all inclass & homework assignments

SHOW WORK on all problems

ALL homework problems are to be completed as assigned

Arrive prepared (pencil, book, completed homework)
Objectives
Students will be able to successfully make sense of problems, reason abstractly and quantitatively, construct viable arguments and critical reasoning of others, while persevering in solving problems with the intent to understand and apply the uses of mathematics in the world.
Materials Needed

textbook (McGraw Hill National Glencoe Math, Course 2)

binder

scientific calculator (Texas Instruments TI30XII)

pencils (highlighter and colored pencils may also be used)
Academic Honesty
Academic honesty is expected. Academic dishonesty (cheating) may result in a grade reduction or no grade for the assignment, classroom referral, or other as appropriate. Parents will be notified of academic dishonesty.
Common Core Standards

Ratios & Proportional Relationships

Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems.


The Number System

Apply & extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.


Expressions & Equations

Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.

Solve reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations


Geometry

Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.

Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume


Statistics & Probability

Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population

Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations

Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models

Mathematical Practices

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

Reason abstractly and quantitatively

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

Model with mathematics

Use appropriate tools strategically

Attend to precision

Look for and make use of structure

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
Online Resources

http://connected.mcgrawhill.com/connected/login.do

student login is 6 digit lunch code followed by first initial

password: student1

Daily Instructional Routine
Classes will begin by looking at the board and reading over the class activity list and recording the homework listed. Students should prepare the necessary supplies and have their homework ready to be checked as soon as everyone is seated and quiet (which should be immediate). Corrections, clarifications, and discussions of the previous day’s homework will begin once every student is ready. This will be followed by an introduction to the new lesson through direct instruction, followed by group practice, and concluded with individual practice. The information will be presented by lecture, whole class discussion, group work, or activities that include handson manipulatives. Homework will be assigned and time will be given for students to begin and/or ask questions, etc.
Grading Policy (A: 90100, B: 8089, C: 7079, D: 6069, F: 059)
Grades come from inclass assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects. Grades come from inclass assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects. Students are given an opportunity to complete test corrections for each test. By completing test corrections, students may earn back up to half the points missed. It is a student’s responsibility to turn in test corrections within one week of the test using the specific format and requirements. The specific format & requirements are listed on the class website.
Please understand these plans are tentative and subject to change based on school events and/or the difficulty of the material. Daily updates are available on the homework calendar and in student planners. Additional policies are available in the school handbook.