Welcome to 7th Grade Mathematics!
ATTENTION: HOMEWORK for the 2019-20 school year will be computer based. We will be using the program MathSpace to practice at home. Mathspace provides hints, videos, and an online textbook to help students if they have questions outside of our classroom area. Occasionally, I may even preload the lesson for the day so we have more work time during class.
If your student does not have access to the internet at home, they may do their assignment before school or after school if needed.
This page is for Mrs. Darling's 7th grade math classes.
In Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
- Be prepared. Bring all required materials to class.
- Be a self-starter. Be in your seat and working when the bell rings.
- Persevere. Do not give up. Try multiple methods to solve problems.
- Respect. Respect yourself and others and their property.
- Follow school and classroom rules and teacher directions.
The textbook for this class is Glencoe Math Course 2 by McGraw Hill. This two-part math book is designed to be used as a workbook. Each student is responsible the textbook he/she is given. If the book is lost, a new one will need to be purchased. We cannot guarantee one will be available. The textbook is also online.
- Students have the option of storing their binders in our classroom or in their lockers.
- Spiral Notebook or Composition notebook for class notes.
- 1 ½ or 2-in three ring binder
- Loose leaf paper
- 3-ring pencil pouch to keep math tools below
- Pencils (standard or mechanical)
- Colored Pencils or highlighters (at least 4 colors)
- Large Eraser
- Glue Stick
- Small Scissors
Students may choose to keep their supplies in a zipper binder that they carry from class to class, or in a separate binder in our room or in their locker. The zipper binder can replace the 3 ring binder. I just need them to come prepared to class each day with their learning tools.
I will provide a TI-30 xs (or similar) calculator for school use. They may need one at homework purposes . This calculator is around $15 at Walmart and on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Instruments-MultiView-Scientific-Calculator/dp/B000PDFQ6K
They do not need to bring their calculator from home as they will be assigned one for classroom use that cannot leave the classroom.
Classroom Donations Needed Year Round:
- Boxes of tissues
- Wet Wipes/baby wipes (for dirty hands)
- Dry erase markers
- Pencil lead 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, and 0.9 mm
- Pencil top erasers
- Pencils, pencils, and more pencils. Last year I went through over 1000! Students need pencils.
We can no longer accept hand sanitizer or Clorox wipes to our classroom.