• The purpose of the district mathematics program is to provide young students with experiences that will allow them to develop mathematical reasoning and acquire basic mathematical concepts and skills. The primary curriculum makes widespread use of manipulatives (concrete objects) for deeper understanding.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with growth in competencies essential to mathematical growth. As they progress through their coursework, they will develop increasingly sophisticated problem-solving abilities, a range of mathematical “habits of mind,” and a set of highly developed mathematical reasoning skills. In addition, students will become increasingly proficient in oral and written mathematical expression, as they gain fluency in the language of mathematics and ability to make connections within mathematics.

Math 7

Types of Assessments: End of unit test, mid-unit quizzes, quarterly cumulatives

Prerequisite: Math 6

Credit: 1
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DESCRIPTION

Seventh grade mathematics continues with ratios, proportional reasoning, and use of rational numbers. Throughout the year, students will continue to work on perseverance in problem solving by being able to make sense of and use mathematical practices.

1. Ratios and proportional relationships
2. Unit Rate and Constants
3. Ratios and rates with fractions
4. Scale drawings
5. Rational Numbers
6. Addition and Subtraction of integers and rationals
7. Multiplication and division of integers and rationals
8. Applying operations with rational numbers to expressions and equations
9. Expressions and Equations
10. Generate equivalent expressions
11. Solving problems using equations and inequalities
12. Use equations to solve geometric problems
13. Percent and Proportional relationships
14. Percent problems
15. Population, mixture and counting problems
16. Statistics and Probability
17. Calculating and interpreting probabilities
18. Estimating probabilities
19. Random sampling
20. Comparing populations
21. Geometry
22. Angles
23. Constructing triangles
24. Problems with area and surface area
25. Problems with volume

TEXT and OTHER MATERIALS

Explorations in Core Math - Holt McDougal
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WORK EXPECTATIONS: Be on time for class. Bring the materials you need and be prepared (have the homework that is due and study for any assessments).  Be respectful and listen while others are speaking. Raise your hand to be called on. Respect classroom and classmates’ supplies. Be understanding that all students have different learning styles and learn at different speeds.

Math 7/Accelerated

Types of Assessments: End of unit test, mid-unit quizzes, quarterly cumulatives

Prerequisite: Math 6

Credit: 1

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DESCRIPTION

Picking up from sixth grade, seventh grade mathematics continues with ratios, proportional reasoning, and use of rational numbers. Throughout the year, students will continue to work on perseverance in problem solving by being able to make sense of and use mathematical practices. Seventh grade accelerated classes will pick up where sixth grade left off. Eighth grade topics will then be addressed so students can complete all three years of middle school math in the first two years. Emphasis will be on critical thinking, problem solving, analyzing and applying skills.

1. Ratios and proportional relationships
1. Unit Rate and Constants
2. Ratios and rates with fractions
3. Scale drawings
2. Rational Numbers
1. Addition and Subtraction of integers and rationals
2. Multiplication and division of integers and rationals
3. Applying operations with rational numbers to expressions and equations
3. Expressions and Equations
1. Generate equivalent expressions
2. Solving problems using equations and inequalities
3. Use equations to solve geometric problems
4. Percent and Proportional relationships
1. Percent problems
2. Population, mixture and counting problems
5. Statistics and Probability
1. Calculating and interpreting probabilities
2. Estimating probabilities
3. Random sampling
4. Comparing populations
6. Geometry
1. Angles
2. Constructing triangles
3. Problems with area and surface area
4. Problems with volume

TEXT and OTHER MATERIALS

Go Math Middle School Accelerated Grade 7- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Teacher provided notes and handouts