Math 7 Course Expectations

Books

Students will be using enVisionmath 2.0 this year.  This is the first year for this math series.  Students will be given two math workbooks.  It is a workbook because the students will be working problems out inside the book.

·      Volume 1 Student Workbook covers Topics 1-4.

·      Volume 2 Student Workbook covers Topics 5-8.

·      Students are responsible for their assigned books.  If they are damaged or lost, the school district will charge a nominal fee.

 Online Resources

·      Online resources are available to students through pearsonrealize.com.  Each student will have a username and password to access this site.  All examples found in the book are found here.  Each example contains a video/animation to walk the students through the problems. 

·      Assessments will often be taken online through this same website.  The grade the student got on an online test/quiz can be seen from PearsonRealize.com as well as PowerSchool.

·      Each page in the workbook that says, “scan for multimedia” with a symbol next to it can be scanned into an app called BouncePages.  Once the entire page is scanned, a tutorial video can be played to reinforce the concepts on that page.

 Topics

There are 8 topics for 7th grade math with 56 lessons:

1.    Integers and Rational Numbers

2.    Analyze and Use Proportional Relationships

3.    Analyze and Solve Percent Problems

4.    Generate Equivalent Expressions

5.    Solve Problems Using Equations and Inequalities

6.    Use Sampling to Draw Inferences About Populations

7.    Probability

8.    Solve Problems Involving Geometry 

Folders and Notebooks

·      Students need to have a folder and a notebook for math class. Both will be provided, but you may bring your own. If bringing your own, please have these by September 16.

 

Homework

Homework will be assigned on a regular basis.  Students are required to do their homework or risk consultation if it does not get completed.

·      Homework in the workbooks is found under the title Practice and Problem Solving. Each lesson will have homework problems.  Some lessons may have two or more homework assignments if other worksheets are given as practice.

  • Homework will be checked on a daily basis. 
  • If you fail to have the homework done on the day it is due, you should still complete the homework. Partial credit will be given up. After a week of homework still incomplete a 0 will be given.
  • Consultations will be given weekly for students who fail to complete assignments.
  • Students may be given a different assignment than another student.  This will depend on how well you understood the topic. Three different assignments could be assigned.  You need to record the color you are assigned.  The homework group colors will be red, yellow, and green.

Absence

  • If a student misses a day when an assignment is due, they are required to turn in/show me this assignment upon their return. If a student was absent when an assignment is given, they will be given an extra day to complete this assignment. For example, if lesson 1-1 homework is due on Tuesday, but your absent, then this assignment is due on Wednesday or the next day after your return.
  • If a student misses a test/quiz, they have 1 week from their return to make up the test, on their time, before a zero is added to the grade book.
  • When a student returns from being absent, they should collect all work that needs completed.
  • Making up missed work is to be done during free time, study halls, labs, or before/after school.

 

Assessment

Assessments will occur in these different forms:

1.    Mid-Topic Assessment (Quiz) occur somewhere near middle of Topic.

2.    Topic Assessment (Test)- Tests will cover information taught throughout each topic and school year.

3.    Bellringers-this will be completed daily and turned in at the end of each week. These are graded on completion.

4.    Today’s Challenge-a worksheet for all of a topics challenge will be given.  This will be turned in at the end of the challenges for that topic. Graded on completion or correctness depending if problems are done together a class or individually.

5.    Homework- homework is graded based on completion.

6.    Workbook Checks – graded on completion.

7.    Classwork worksheets- any other practice given outside of the workbook.

Grades

Student grades will be calculated based on the total number of points earned divided by the total number of points available.  For example:  a student earns 449 points, and there is a total of 500 points for the quarter.  You would take 449 points earned divided by 500 total points to get 89.8%. The following grade breakdown is followed for all classes:

A (92-100%)     B (83-91%)   C (74-82%)    D (73-65%)      F (64% and below)


Discipline

In our class, there are four very simple rules to be followed:  

1. Respect one another

2. Be responsible with completing school work

3. Be safe

4. No food or drink allowed

 

However, if these rules are not followed, the following consequences will occur, in the order that they are listed unless the severity of the action requires direct involvement of the principal.

 

1. Verbal Warning and a brief consultation immediately after/during class.

2. After school consultation from 2:50 to 3:15.

4. Phone call home plus consultation and/or conference with parent/guardian and student

5. Referral to administration.

 

Hallway Passes

·      Each quarter a student receives a new pass.  Students must use the pass to leave math class for any reason.  Over use of the hall pass will result in consultation time after school.  This is to ensure the student has all work necessary for the amount of time lost in class.