Kate Sullivan                         

    School: Mt Tabor           

    Subject: Mathematics               


    Course Title:

    Math 7:  Common Core

    Grade Level: 7th grade

    Course description:

    The course is structured around problems and investigations that build the conceptual understanding of algebraic, geometric and statistical topics.  Common Core State Standards identifies these three areas as the main focus of seventh grade learning in mathematics. Students will be asked to justify their thinking, generalize relationships, make connections between ideas and reverse thinking to solve problems.  A major focus of the year is to develop multiple strategies to solve problems and to recognize multiple ways of understanding concepts.

    Course outline:

    Problem Solving  

    Two dimensional geometry

    Operations with positive and negative integers

    Linear Functions

    Multiple Representations of Linear Relationships(Graphs, Tables, Patterns and Equations)

    Simplifying and Solving One and Two Step Equations      

    Proportional reasoning

    Surface area and volume of three dimensional solids

    Probability - theoretical and experimental

    Statistics-using random sampling to compare and draw inferences about populations                                                                    


    Academic Vocabulary:

    Refer to the Connected Mathematics Project text.

    District adopted materials:

    Connected Mathematics Project

    Supplemental resources:


    Differentiation/ accessibility strategies and support (TAG, ELL, SpEd):

    • Group work (Norms and Roles)
    • Test Revisions
    • Visuals
    • Manipulatives
    • Graphic Organizers
    • Pre-teaching Vocabulary
    • Breaking Task Into Smaller Pieces
    • Study Team Strategies (Pairs Check, Huddle, Dyad, etc.)

    Final proficiencies:

    Priority standards / Final Proficiencies:

    • Add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative integers
    • Solve equations involving angle measures
    • Construct and describe triangles from three measures of angles or sides
    • Solve problems with and compare unit rates from multiple representations
    • Write and solve one variable equations
    • Simplify, expand and create equivalent expressions
    • Write and solve one variable inequalities
    • Solve multistep ratio and percent problems
    • Compute actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and create scale drawings
    • Solve real world problems involving area, volume and surface area of 2D and 3D objects
    • Analyze chance events with probability models
    • Use random sampling to compare and draw inferences about populations



    Students’ quarterly grade:

    Final Mark

    Score Patterns



    A mix of HP and PR marks with 67% or more of the marks being HP.  No CP or DP marks.

    Student consistently hits the learning target with a high level of mastery.


    A mix of HP, PR and CP marks with at least 71% of the marks being HP and PR and no more than 29% CP.  No DP marks.

    Student consistently hits the learning target.


    A mix of HP, PR, CP and DP marks with at least 60% of the marks being HP,PR and CP and no more than 40% of the marks being DP.

    Most of the time proficient or nearly proficient.  Student may show some inconsistencies with hitting the target.


    A mix of HP, PR, CP and DP marks with more than 40% of the marks being DP.

    Student does not hit the target regularly.

       Assessments at a Close to Proficient (CP) or Developing Proficiency (DP) may be revised once.


    Behavioral Expectations:  

    ATTENDANCE:  If a student is absent, they will need to check in with the teacher upon the day they return to see what they have missed and what they will need to make up.  Students will be given a new due date for work missed due to absence.

    TARDINESS: One unexcused tardy per quarter is allowed.  After that each tardy is a 30 minute after school detention.  A detention form must be signed by a parent or guardian.

    RULES: Students are expected to come to class prepared, use class time productively and behave in a manner that is both positive and productive.


               1st warning-name on board

               2nd warning- check by name and a 30 minute after school detention

               3rd warning- 2 checks by name and a time out and call home.  Further

                                  consequences may follow.                            

    CONTACT INFORMATION:  If you need to contact me my email address is ksullivan@pps.net.  You can contact me by phone at 503-916-5646 during school hours.