Resource Math

Mathematics Grade 7

Course Syllabus

 

            Welcome to Yellow 7.  My name is Mr. Krengel and I am happy to be your 7th grade math teacher. I am looking forward to getting to know you and to working with you. This handout will give you information to guide you to success in this class.

            This course is required of all students in grade 7.  Emphasis is on developing proficiency with concepts and skills in Ratios & Proportional Relationships; The Number System; Expressions & Equations; Statistics & Probability; and Geometry.  Learning in these areas will support the development of student proficiency in all of the grade 6 to 8 benchmarks of the Common Core State Standards. Students will be assessed on these benchmarks.

            The amount of time spent on each benchmark will vary depending on the complexity of the topic.  Instructional activities will consist of group and individual tasks in class and homework assignments, including projects, worksheets, textbook assignments, etc.

            Student assessment will consist of written formative and summative assessments. Other forms of student assessment could be the completion of homework and class assignments and class participation.

 

Quarter

Focal Concepts

Curriculum Topics

Standard

1

Ratios & Proportions

Unit rate

7.RP.1

 

Multistep ratio & percent

7.RP.3

The Number System

Rational Numbers: add, subtract

7.NS.1

 

Rational Numbers: multiply, divide

7.NS.2

 

Rational Numbers: real world situations

7.NS.3

2

Proportional Relationships

Proportions: table, graph, equation

7.RP.2

Expressions & Equations

Equations: real world situations

7.EE.3

 

Equations & Inequalities

7.EE.4

 

Linear equations

7.EE.1

 

Equivalent equations

7.EE.2

3

Statistics

Measure of variability

7.SP.3

 

Measure of center

7.SP.4

 

Random sampling: gather data

7.SP.1

 

Random sampling: apply data

7.SP.2

Probability

Simple event probability

7.SP.5

 

Theoretical & experimental probability

7.SP.6

 

Probability models

7.SP.7

 

Compound event probability

7.SP.8

4

Geometry

Circles

7.G.4

 

Angles

7.G.5

 

Scale drawings

7.G.1

 

Draw geometric shapes

7.G.2

 

Plane sections

7.G.3

 

2D & 3D figures

7.G.6


 

Grading

 

Grades will be based on your grasp of the benchmarks. This will be obtained in the following manner:

40%

summative assessments

50%

formative assessments

10%

classwork and homework

 

If a score of less than 80% (proficient) is earned on a formative quiz, a retake will be offered during recess, lunch, or after school (if arranged) to attempt to earn up to an 80%.

 

The following Mathematical Response Rubric will be used in conjuncture with the rubric designed for each benchmark to determine one's score.

 

Mathematical Response Rubric

 

 

RESPONSE

WORK

WHY (Explanation)

4

The response shows a complete understanding of the benchmark.

Computations and other procedures are complete and accurate.

Reasoning is logical and conclusions are clearly communicated and justified.

3

The response shows a mostly complete understanding of the benchmark.

Computations and other procedures are mostly complete and largely accurate.

Reasoning is mostly logical, and conclusions are adequately communicated and justified.

2

The response shows a partial understanding of the benchmark.

Computations and other procedures are partially complete and somewhat accurate.

Reasoning contains some flaws, and there are some significant errors in the way conclusions are communicated and justified.

1

The response shows a minimal or no understanding of the benchmark.

Computations and other procedures are largely incomplete, missing, or inaccurate.

Reasoning is relevant to the item but contains numerous flaws, and there are many significant errors in the way conclusions are communicated and justified.

 

Quarter Grade

 

A

Advanced

average mathematical response score is 4

translated to 90-100%

B

Proficient

average mathematical response score is 3

translated to 80-89%

C

Partially Proficient

average mathematical response score is 2

translated to 70-79%

D

Novice

average mathematical response score is 1

translated to 60-69%

F

Well Below Proficiency

average mathematical response score is less than 1

translated to less than 60%

 

 

Parents: If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at

jeff_krengel@notes.k12.hi.us or call me at 627-9010 ext. 71178.

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