7th Grade Syllabus
2020-2021 (this syllabus is subject to change)
Welcome to our Classroom!
Math Class Schedule
➢ Block 1/2:
➢ Block 3/4:
➢ Block 9/10
💬 Course Overview
➢ In this course students will explore the foundations of math and how the material being taught is applicable in real world scenarios. Students will investigate the skills being taught by practicing problem solving and using critical thinking to analyze various scenarios set forth while enhancing their fundamental knowledge on number sense.
💬 Course Objectives
By the end of this class, you will be able to:
● Confidently sole expressions and equations involving rational numbers
● Analyze word problems and utilize their prior knowledge to solve correctly.
● Evaluate the probability of an event to determine its probable outcome.
● Understand how to appropriately reference the Math Reference Sheet and apply the formulas correctly for the polygons and polyhedrons.
● Evaluate equations and inequalities correctly using various strategies and methods.
● Create a multitude of projects to develop student agency within their learning.
➢ You will be required to complete the daily Do Now and keep a notebook.
➢ All homework is due at the beginning of the next day’s class. We will have a question/answer session each day to review homework.
➢ I will introduce a new lesson each day (on average) and you are expected to take notes and ask/answer questions about the topic. Class participation is VERY important in order to be successful.
💬 Participation Policy
Students are expected to take an active role during their class block and be actively engaged during the class discussion and activities. Active engagement includes but is not limited to:
● Verbal participation
● Written participation
● Engagement in all activities
● Participation in small group breakout sessions
💬 Homework/Assignment Policy
● Students are expected to complete 100% of any homework/assignments given on or before the due date of that specific assignment. If students have any questions, comments, or concerns about any particular assignment, they are to ask the teacher before the assignment is due.
● Homework will be given each night and is where the students have the opportunity to practice and eventually master what is being taught in the classroom. I will check homework everyday.
● Classwork assignments will be assigned and are expected to be completed by the end of the scheduled block time, unless otherwise specified by the teacher.
💬Tests & Quizzes
Students will be given quizzes roughly once a week throughout a unit. Quizzes and tests may bewill be given using the Big Ideas Online Platform, Quizziz platform, on Google Forms, or a formal written exam. Please check regularly on parent portal and classroom for any scheduled tests or quizzes.
Students may be assigned a project for a particular lesson or unit. The primary focus will be Project Based Learning where students may complete multiple mini-projects throughout a unit followed by a culminating unit project.
Projects are expected to be 100% complete by the assigned due date. 10 points will be taken off for every day late on the project:
● 1 day late - max grade 90
● 2 days late - max grade 80
● 3 days late - max grade 70
● 4 days late - max grade 60
If a student is struggling with a project or something occurs that affects the completion of the project by the due date, it is your responsibility to contact the teacher immediately to discuss.
💬 Grading Policy
Students will be graded based on percentages as per follows:
Tests - 50%
Quizzes - 35%
Class Participation & Homework - 15%
** IXL and Projects will count in any of the above categories based upon the level of rigor of the particular assignment and teacher discretion**
📚 Required Texts, Materials, and Online Accounts
You will need the following for this course: ● Knowledge on using the Big Ideas Math online platform ● Access to Google Classroom: Google Classroom Invite ● Link your Google Classroom to your Google Calendar. This will help organize your assignments and due dates. ● Access to Google Meet
📚 Key Mathematical Concepts for Math 7 (concepts may not be taught in this order )
Unit 1 - Equations
Integers and Absolute Value
Adding and Subtracting Integers
Multiplying and Dividing Integers
Unit 2 - Rational Numbers
Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
Unit 3 - Expressions and Equations
Adding and Subtracting Linear Expressions
Solving Equations Using Addition or Subtraction
Solving Two-Step Equations
Unit 4 - Inequalities
Solving Inequalities using Addition and Subtraction
Solving Inequalities using Multiplication and Division
Solving Two-Step Inequalities
Unit 5 - Ratios and Proportions
Ratios and Rates
Writing and Solving Proportions
Slope and Direct Variation
Unit 6 - Percents
Percents and Decimals
Percent Proportion and Percent Equation
Percents of Increase and Decrease
Discounts and Markups
Unit 7 - Constructions and Scale Drawings
Adjacent and Vertical Angles
Complementary and Supplementary Angles
Unit 8 - Circles and Area
Circles and Circumference
Perimeters of Composite Figures
Area of Circles
Areas of Composite Figures
Chapter 9 - Surface Area and Volume
Surface Areas of Prisms and Pyramids
Surface Area of Cylinders
Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids
Chapter 10 - Probability and Statistics
Experimental and Theoretical Probability
Independent and Dependent Probability
Samples and Populations