Welcome to Mrs. Thompson's 7th Grade Math Class!
Course Description
In 7th Grade, instructional time will 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 threedimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
Mathematical Content
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
• Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld 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 reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
Geometry
• Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
• Solve reallife 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.
Grading System: Grades are based on the accumulation of points. Students overall grades are broken down as follows: Daily Assignments and Daily Work 20% (homework), Lesson Quizzes, Checkpoint Quizzes, Tests & Projects 80% (assessments).
Late Papers: It is important that assignments are collected when the original due date is given. Students who work hard to complete their assignments on time find it unfair and may begin to come to class unprepared if due dates are changed for individual students. Late assignments that are worth a daily grade are accepted within a 24hour period of the due date. However, papers received after the due date will receive a lower grade with 59% being the maximum percentage given. Late assignments worth a test or project grade are 10% off for every day it is late.
Test/Quiz Retakes: Students are allowed to retake MOST quizzes and tests. In order for a student to do a retake, they must first make corrections to the original quiz or test on a separate sheet of paper, (printable correction sheet) and a parent/guardian must sign it. Students are given one night to make corrections and they must schedule a time to retake the test (lunch, Explorations, etc.) with Mrs. Thompson.
Extra Credit: The purpose of extra credit work is NOT to raise a failing grade and allow a student to suddenly pass. Students must first complete all of their regularly assigned classwork to be considered for extra credit.
Number of the Week: Every Monday students will be given a new Number of the Week. Students can work on these individually, with classmates, or with parents. They will be due every Friday when students enter class.
Math Notebook: Students will be making an interactive Math notebook throughout the school year. Most of the work we do in class will be glued into this notebook. These notebooks are an extra resource for students. They can be used to assist in homework or to study for tests and quizzes. Work within the notebook will be graded.
In 7th Grade, instructional time will 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 threedimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
Mathematical Content
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
• Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld 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 reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
Geometry
• Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
• Solve reallife 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.
Grading System: Grades are based on the accumulation of points. Students overall grades are broken down as follows: Daily Assignments and Daily Work 20% (homework), Lesson Quizzes, Checkpoint Quizzes, Tests & Projects 80% (assessments).
Late Papers: It is important that assignments are collected when the original due date is given. Students who work hard to complete their assignments on time find it unfair and may begin to come to class unprepared if due dates are changed for individual students. Late assignments that are worth a daily grade are accepted within a 24hour period of the due date. However, papers received after the due date will receive a lower grade with 59% being the maximum percentage given. Late assignments worth a test or project grade are 10% off for every day it is late.
Test/Quiz Retakes: Students are allowed to retake MOST quizzes and tests. In order for a student to do a retake, they must first make corrections to the original quiz or test on a separate sheet of paper, (printable correction sheet) and a parent/guardian must sign it. Students are given one night to make corrections and they must schedule a time to retake the test (lunch, Explorations, etc.) with Mrs. Thompson.
Extra Credit: The purpose of extra credit work is NOT to raise a failing grade and allow a student to suddenly pass. Students must first complete all of their regularly assigned classwork to be considered for extra credit.
Number of the Week: Every Monday students will be given a new Number of the Week. Students can work on these individually, with classmates, or with parents. They will be due every Friday when students enter class.
Math Notebook: Students will be making an interactive Math notebook throughout the school year. Most of the work we do in class will be glued into this notebook. These notebooks are an extra resource for students. They can be used to assist in homework or to study for tests and quizzes. Work within the notebook will be graded.
Game Board Projects...Let's Play! Students in Mrs. Thompson's math classes were chosen to create a game board for a math company. The games had to include all four integer operations, detailed directions, 20 integer problems, a design for the game board cover, and it had to be colorful and creative. Each group did an outstanding job!! We had fun playing all these games.
Mrs. Thompson 
