 MatawanAberdeen Middle School
 Math 7 Accelerated

Math 7 Accelerated
💬 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 them 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.
💬 EXPECTATIONS
➢ You will be required to complete the daily DoNow 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 class discussions 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 every day.
● 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 be given using the Big Ideas Online Platform, Quizziz platform, on Google Forms, or a formal written exam. Please check regularly on the parent portal and classroom for any scheduled tests or quizzes.
Projects
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 miniprojects 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 it.
💬 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.
📚 Key Mathematical Concepts for Math 7 Accelerated (concepts may not be taught in this order )
Chapter 1  Equations
Solving Equations
Solving Equations with Variables and Both Sides
Rewriting Equations and Formulas
Chapter 2  Transformations and Congruent Figures
Translations and Reflections
Rotations
Similar Figures
Dilations
Chapter 3  Angles and Triangles
Parallel Lines and Transversals
Similar Triangles
Angles of Polygons
Chapter 4 Graphing and Writing Linear Equations
Graph Linear Equations
Slope of a Line
Graphing Proportional Relationships
Graph Linear Equations in Slope Intercept and Standard Form
Writing Equations in Slope Intercept
Chapter 5  Systems of Linear Equations
All methods for solving Linear Systems
Chapter 6  Functions
Relations and Functions
Comparing Linear and Non Linear Functions
Chapter 7  Real Numbers and Pythagorean Theorem
Square Roots
Cube Roots
Pythagorean Theorem
Chapter 8  Volume and Similar Solids
Volume of Cylinders
Surface Area and Volumes of Similar Solids
Chapter 9  Data Analysis
Scatter Plots
Lines of Fit
Data Display
Chapter 10  Exponents and Scientific Notation
Exponents
Product of Powers
Quotient of Powers
Zero and Negative Exponents
Scientific Notation
Chapter 11  Inequalities
Writing and Graphing Inequalities
Solving OneStep Inequalities
Solving TwoStep Inequalities
Chapter 12  Construction and Scale Drawings
Adjacent and Vertical Angles
Complementary and Supplementary Angles
Triangles
Quadrilaterals
Scale Drawings
Chapter 13  Circles and Areas
Circles/Area and Circumference
Perimeters of Composite Figures
Area of Composite Figures
Chapter 14  Surface Area and Volume
Surface Area of Prisms and Pyramids
Volume of Prisms and Pyramids
Cross Sections
Chapter 15  Probability and Statistics
Outcomes and Events
Experimental and Theoretical Probability
Compound Events
Independent and Dependent Events
Samples and Populations