Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Math 7 will cover integers, rationals, rates and proportionality, percents, equations (one and two-step), inequalities, geometry, statistics, and probability.
Math 7H will cover the same concepts as Math 7, but will have added enrichment and depth with inequalities, probability, equations, angle relations, etc.
Math 7 & 7H** students will complete the following I CAN statements.
They will be expected to pass each I CAN at 80% or higher in order to be counted as proficient, and passing that I CAN.
(** means more in-depth for honors classes)
..solve problems with integers
..solve problems with rational numbers
..recognize and represent proportional relationships between two quantities
..use proportions to solve multi-step percent problems
..write and solve one and two-step equations and inequalities**
..solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures
..solve equations using angle relationships
..solve problems involving area, volume and surface area** of two and three-dimensional figures
..compare data on two populations and make inferences from the data
..use probability to predict simple real world events and compound events**
Assessment of Progress
Students will be learning and assessed on the following concepts during the year.
Term 1: integers, rational numbers, proportional relationships
Term 2: proportions and percents, one and two step equations, scale drawings
Term 3: geometric figures, angle relationships, area and volume
Term 4: statistics, probability
Text book: Go Math grade 7 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Composition Notebook (*to be used for math class notes only) (Spiral notebooks will NOT last the school year)
Scientific Calculator (*A classroom set is available for student use in the classroom, but it is convenient for students to have their own if they need to work at home)
Duct Tape to cover text book (The books fall apart easily and will not last the school year unless protected)
-Students are expected to be in class, on time, and with all needed materials. They are expected to act responsibly and respectfully at ALL times in class so that EVERYONE can learn in a productive, safe, and enjoyable environment. School behavior policies will be followed.
-Homework and assignments will be corrected in class the day AFTER they are assigned, and will be worth up to 5 points dependent upon completion and correction of the assignment.
-Assignments will be accepted late up to one week past the day that it is was due for up to full correction credit. After one week it will be up to teacher discretion to allow assignment points.
-If a student is absent, it is the student’s responsibility for obtaining missed assignments and notes from the teacher or another student.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
There are no additional assignments or projects for my math classes. Assessments will be given at the conclusion of each I CAN unit. Date “ranges” are given but may need to be adjusted according to readiness of the classes.
2019-2020 classroom assignments and tests are listed on the following Google Doc with the most recent being at the top of the page. Links to websites used in class are included on the doc. 2019-2020 classwork
Progress Reports and Report Cards
Student grades are determined on total point basis as well as weighting.
homework/classwork, notebook checks, and participation points = 20% of total term grade
Quizzes and I CAN Tests = 80% of total term grade
Students will be expected and given every opportunity to pass all “I CAN” assessments.
Term grades will be assigned according to the following percentage scale as stated in the Dixon Middle School Student Handbook.
A 93-100 A- 90-92
B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82
C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72
D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62 I 0-59
Although “traditionally” a student could still be “passing” a class with grades in the D or C range, our math tests here at Dixon receive a “passing” score when either an 80% (or at least a “3”) is received. Students receive 1,2,3 or 4 on their tests with 3’s indicating they are meeting the standard, and 4’s indicating they are above standard on the skills.
Connecting Home to School
Students in need of extra help may come to my classroom after school from 2:50 -3:30 pm. Other arrangements may also be made on an individual basis.
Mrs. Gardner may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Dixon’s main office
The Classroom REMIND app as well as BLACKBOARD will also be used as communication between teacher and students/ parents.
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
Most things worth having require time, dedication, and effort. An open mind set and a good attitude towards putting in the required effort will take a student much farther in life than a closed mind and poor attitude.