 Laurel Park Middle School
 Math 7 Syllabus

Math 7 Syllabus
Hello Students,
 Welcome to Math 7!
 Let’s have a wonderful school year!
 Goals:
 Put forth your Best Effort
 Learn math to help you in the future
 Pass the class
 Pass the SOL test
Course Description
The seventhgrade standards continue to emphasize the foundations of Algebra. The standards address the concept of and operations with rational numbers by continuing their study from grade six. Students will build on the concept of ratios to solve problems involving proportional reasoning. Students will solve problems involving volume and surface area and focus on the relationships among the properties of quadrilaterals. Probability is investigated through comparing experimental results to theoretical expectations. Students continue to develop their understanding of solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable by applying the properties of real numbers. Students discern between proportional and nonproportional relationships and begin to develop a concept of slope as rate of change.
Materials needed in class each day:
 all classroom notes (on paper and/or on the iPad)
 charged iPad
 notebook paper
 pencils
 erasers
 Virginia Desmos Scientific Calculator (on iPad)
ALSO:
 completed homework
 Textbook (on iPad)
Evaluation:
Grades may be obtained from the following:
Type of Assignment
Class work/Homework (specified assignments)
Quiz
(announced and unannounced)
Test
Effort Grade
 Based on how much effort is put into completing certain assignments.
 Students will earn points based on how much work is completed.
 For example, if the assignment has 5 problems and is worth 5 points, but the student only completes 3 problems, the student will earn 3 out of 5 points.
 A student’s class average is determined by the Total Points Method.
 (Add all earned points; add all possible points; divide the earned points by the possible points and then multiply by 100).
 Separate Extra Credit assignments are not given. A student grade is a reflection of their ability to complete concepts being taught.
Class Policies/Expectations:
 Good attendance is strongly encouraged. New skills will be taught daily.
 All homework assigned for the class should be completed in order to increase the student’s skills and proficiency.
 Work turned in late may not earn full credit.
 Students need to complete makeup work in a timely manner to avoid a grading penalty.
 Students are responsible for asking the teacher for their makeup work.
 If the absence is prolonged, the student will work out a makeup schedule with the teacher.
 Students will take the Math 7 SOL test.
 All personal electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, games, etc.) need to be turned off, put away, and not visible.
 Confiscation of electronic devices could affect your citizenship grade.
Course Objectives based on the 2016 Standards of Learning
Concepts taught each 9 weeks may vary slightly due to the needs of the students. Many concepts taught are reinforced and expanded throughout the school year in other topics.
First Nine Weeks
Rational Numbers
(No Calculator)
Compare and order rational numbers
7.1c
Probability
Determine the theoretical and experimental probability of an event
7.8a,b
Histograms
 Construct and interpret histograms (3 days)
 Compare histograms with stem and leaf plots, line plots, circle graphs (2 days)
7.9 a,b, c
Quadrilaterals
 Classify quadrilaterals based on properties (2 days)
 Determine unknown side lengths or angle measurements (2 days)
7.6a, b
Proportions
Solve single step and multistep practical problems
7.3
Similar Figures
Determine corresponding side lengths and angle measurements
7.5
Second Nine Weeks
Practical Problems
Solve practical problems with rational numbers
7.2
Square Roots, Perfect Squares, Absolute Value
 Identify perfect squares
 Determine square root
 Demonstrate absolute value on a number line
 Determine absolute value
7.1d,e
Order of Operations
 Apply properties of real numbers
 Represent and evaluate expressions using order of operations
 Evaluate expressions for given replacement values
7.11
Equations and Expressions
 Apply properties of real numbers
 Model equations
 Solve onestep equations (1 day)
 Solve twostep equations (3 days)
 Write algebraic expressions and sentences from verbal and vice versa (
 Solve practical problems with two step equations
7.12
Third Nine Weeks
Inequalities
 Solve and graph onestep inequalities (2 days)
 Solve and graph twostep inequalities (4 days)
 Identify solutions to inequalities (3 days)
 Write verbal expressions and sentences as algebraic inequality and vice versa (4 days)
7.13
Slope
 Review coordinate graphing (1 day)
 Determine slope
 Graph a line representing a proportional relationship
 Determine yintercept
 Graph a line representing an additive relationship
 Make connections from verbal descriptions, tables, equations, and graphs
7.10
Fourth Nine Weeks
Transformations
 Identify and sketch translations (2 days)
 Identify and sketch reflections (2 days)
 Identify and sketch translations AND reflections in one image (3 days)
7.7
Volume and Surface Area
Determine volume and surface area and solve practical problems
7.4
Powers of Ten
(No Calculator)
 Recognize by examining patterns
 Represent powers of 10 with a negative exponent in fraction and decimal form
7.1a
Scientific Notation
(No Calculator)
 Convert numbers into scientific notation and decimals
 Compare and order numbers written in scientific notation
7.1b