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Mathematics Common Core 7
MATH & YOU…Every Day, Every Way…THAT’S WHAT WE DO!
Miss Paton: 727-5900 ext. 363 / [email protected]
www.mcgann-mercy.org ~Students ~ Class Pages ~ Ms. Paton ~ Math CC 8
DESCRIPTION:
This course will focus on many different aspects of a student’s learning experience. The first
emphasis is on study habits, including homework, note-taking, study skills, and test-taking. Mastery of
basic skills in arithmetic and geometry is the second. The third point of emphasis and most challenging
is the introduction to algebra.
According to the Common Core State Initiative in Grade 7, instructional time should focus on
four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2)
developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear
equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and
working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and
volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
Course Goals:
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
• Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical
problems.
The Number System
• Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract,
multiply, and divide rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations
• Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
• Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and
equations.
Geometry
• Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between
them.
• Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area,
and volume.
Statistics and Probability
• Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
• Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
• Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
Mathematical Practices:
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Pre-Requisites for:
Math 7 CC Honors to Math 8 CC Honors:
successful completion of 7th grade math with an average of 85%
Math 7 CC Honors to Integrated Algebra CC 1 Honors(accelerated):
successful completion of 7th grade math with an average of 90%
NOTEBOOK
Math section in the 3 ring binder divided into 3 sections: 1-notes, 2-homework, and 3-quizzes/tests.
Notebook should always have a supply loose-leaf paper and graph paper.
You should also always have: #2 pencils with erasers, dark blue or black pens, sharpener, highlighters,
colored pencils or thin markers, 3” x 5” index cards and a scientific calculator – TI 30X II
TEXTBOOKS
Prentice Hall: Mathematics – Course 2 Textbook/Prentice Hall: Mathematics – Course 2 Workbook
HOMEWORK POLICY
Each homework assigned and completed entirely will be given a point value. These
points will then combine with your actual test score to culminate with a final test grade.
In order to receive full credit for your homework the following standards must be met:
1-Proper Heading
2-Legible
3-All work must be done using complete sentences
4-Pencil or Blue or Black ink ONLY
5-All parts of assignment must be fully completed
6-Homework must be handed in on time (the period that it is due)
7-Majority of answers must be correct
*If absent, show or turn in assignment to teacher
GRADING POLICY
10 %
20 %
20 %
50 %
MARKING PERIOD
Participation and Preparedness
Project
Quizzes/Collected & Graded Assignments
Tests (90% actual test/10% homework)
FINAL GRADE
20% First Marking Period
20% Second Marking Period
20% Third Marking Period
20% Fourth Marking Period
10% Midterm
10% Final
Passing Grade = 70 % / Failure of School Year = Summer School
EXTRA HELP: Can be set up with Ms. Paton before or after school.
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