Subject:           Grade 7 Math

    Instructors:     Mr. Stowe

    School:              Laurel Park Middle School

    School Phone: 276 632-7216

    Email:               bstowe@henry.k12.va.us

    LPMS Website:   www.henry.k12.va.us/public/LPMS

    Course Description:



    Subject:           Grade 7 Integrated Math

    Instructor:     Mr. Stowe

    School:              Laurel Park Middle School

    School Phone: 276 632-7216

    Email:               bstowe@henry.k12.va.us

    LPMS Website:   www.henry.k12.va.us/public/LPMS

    Course Description:

    The seventh-grade standards continue to emphasize the foundations of algebra. Students who successfully complete the seventh-grade standards should be prepared to study Algebra I in grade eight. Topics in grade seven include proportional reasoning, integer computation, solving two-step linear equations, and recognizing different representations for relationships. Students will apply the properties of real numbers in solving equations, solve inequalities, and use data analysis techniques to make inferences, conjectures, and predictions.

     The eighth-grade standards are intended to serve two purposes. First, the standards contain content that reviews or extends concepts and skills learned in previous grades. Second, they contain new content that prepares students for more abstract concepts in algebra and geometry. The eighth-grade standards provide students additional instruction and time to acquire the concepts and skills necessary for success in Algebra I. Students will gain proficiency in computation with rational numbers and will use proportions to solve a variety of problems. New concepts include solving multistep equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations, visualizing three-dimensional shapes represented in two-dimensional drawings, and applying transformations to geometric shapes in the coordinate plane. Students will verify and apply the Pythagorean Theorem and represent relations and functions, using tables, graphs, and rules.

    While learning mathematics, students will be actively engaged, using concrete materials and appropriate technology such as calculators, computers, and spreadsheets. However, facility in the use of technology shall not be regarded as a substitute for a student’s understanding of quantitative concepts and relationships or for proficiency in basic computations. Students will also identify real-life applications of the mathematical principles they are learning and apply these to science and other disciplines they are studying.

    Mathematics has its own language, and the acquisition of specialized vocabulary and language patterns is crucial to a student’s understanding and appreciation of the subject. Students should be encouraged to use correctly the concepts, skills, symbols, and vocabulary identified in the following set of standards.

    Problem solving has been integrated throughout the six content strands. The development of problem-solving skills should be a major goal of the mathematics program at every grade level. Instruction in the process of problem solving will need to be integrated early and continuously into each student’s mathematics education. Students must be helped to develop a wide range of skills and strategies for solving a variety of problem type.


       Grading Policy (Weighted Average)

    Homework / Classwork 30%

    Quiz 30%

    Test 40%

    Classroom Expectations/Rules:

    1. Follow all School Rules               5. Help maintain the classroom.
    2. Be Respectful                            6. Be Willing to Answer and Ask Questions
    3. Be Prepared for Class Daily         7. Be Aware of All Classroom Procedures
    4. Be Motivated                             8. Be Willing to ask for HELP

    Consequences for breaking classroom rules

    1.        Warning:   Behavior Notice

    2.        Student/Teacher Conference

    3.        Parent Contact ( phone or email)

    4.        Office Referral

    Students must abide by the Lancer Code for inappropriate behavior issues.