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Teacher:

Kate Sullivan

# School: Mt Tabor

Subject: Mathematics

Course Title:

Math 7:  Common Core

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

Operations with positive and negative rational numbers

Writing, simplifying and solving expressions, equations and inequalities

Ratio & proportion

Proportional reasoning

Surface area and volume of three dimensional solids

Two dimensional geometry

Probability - theoretical and experimental

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

Refer to the Connected Mathematics Project text.

Open Up Resources

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

Assessment:

 Final Mark Rationale HP Student consistently hits the learning target with a high level of mastery. PR Student consistently hits the learning target. CP Most of the time proficient or nearly proficient.  Student may show some inconsistencies with hitting the target. 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.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION:  If you need to contact me my email address is ksullivan@pps.net.  You can contact me by Remind as well.