# Math 7

**Course Description:** In Math 7 we will build on the basic skills you learned throughout Math 6. We will teach you a lot of skills you will use throughout your life in the form of real life word problems and activities. The information you learn in this course will also serve as your base information for the rest of middle school and high school. In Math 7 we look at real life problems and scenarios to make this course truly relevant to 7th grade student life. Students will take the Math 7 SOL at the end of this year.

**Class Topics:**

- The student will investigate and describe the concept of negative exponents for powers of ten and compare and order numbers greater than zero written in scientific notation
- Compare and order rational numbers, determine square roots of perfect squares and identify and describe absolute value of rational numbers.
- The student will solve practical problems involving operations with rational numbers.
- The student will solve single-step and multistep practical problems, using proportional reasoning.
- Describe and determine the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders.
- The student will solve problems, including practical problems, involving the relationship between corresponding sides and corresponding angles of similar quadrilaterals and triangles.
- The student will compare and contrast quadrilaterals based on their properties and determine unknown side lengths or angle measures of quadrilaterals.
- The student will apply translations and reflections of right triangles or rectangles in the coordinate plane.
- The student will determine the theoretical and experimental probabilities of an event.
- The student will evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.
- The student will solve two-step linear equations in one variable, including practical problems that require the solution of a two-step linear equation in one variable.
- The student will solve one- and two-step linear inequalities in one variable, including practical problems, involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and graph the solution on a number line.

**My Personal Class Objective:** Is to have fun while building that mathematical foundation and mastering the topics we will cover.