• Integrated Math 7 Syllabus

    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. The eighth-grade standards provide a more solid foundation in Algebra I for those students not ready for Algebra I in grade eight.

     

    Grading Scale:     

     

    Letter Grade

    Percent Range

    A

    90-100

    B

    80-89

    C

    70-79

    D

    60-69

    F

    59 and below

     

     

     

     


    Course Outline:

     

    First 9 weeks:

    Sets of Real Numbers

    Properties of Equality

    Integer Operations

    Squares and Square Roots

    Negative Exponents and Scientific Notation

    Compare and Order Numbers

    Order of Operations

    Proportional Reasoning, Ratios and Scale Drawings

     

    Second 9 Weeks:

    Consumer Math, Percent Problems

    Simplifying Expressions

    Solving Equations

    Solving Inequalities

    Functions

     

    Third 9 Weeks:

    Graphing and Writing Equations of a Linear Functions

    Angle Relationships

    Pythagorean Theorem

    Proportional Reasoning and Similar Figures

    Quadrilaterals

    Area and Perimeter of Composite Figures

    Volume and Surface Area

     

    Fourth 9 Weeks:

    Transformations

    Probability

    Scatterplots

    Boxplots

    SOL Review

     

    Functions

    Slope

     

    Assignments:

    1. Students are expected to show steps and thinking when completing work, always put effort into work, and ask for help.
    2. The work will be challenging and meaningful. Feedback and opportunities for revision will be given.
    3. Sprial review homework will be given weekly, due on Friday. Failure to complete 3 homework assignments will result in a ticket.

     

    Classroom Rules:

     

    Students are expected to:

     

    1. Follow the Lancer Code. Consequences will be given as outlined in the Lancer Code.
    2. Follow all classroom procedures.
    3. Work hard! Respect others!

     

     

    Category Weighting:

    Tests - 40%

    Quizzes - 30%

    Homework and Classwork Assignments - 30%