**SHIKELLAMY MIDDLE SCHOOL**

*7*^{th}* Grade Math Course
Expectations* *2016 – 2017*

*Instructor: Mrs. Decker *

*School
Phone: (570) 286 – 3736*

*Email: deckerl@shikbraves.org*

__ABOUT THE COURSE:__** **This year the students will be working with a new program called enVisionmath
2.0. “*enVisionmath 2.0* is a comprehensive mathematics curriculum for Grades
6–8. It builds on the proven effectiveness of the enVision series, supporting
coherent, focused, and rigorous mathematics. *enVisionmath2.0* for middle school
emphasizes conceptual understanding and procedural skills through problem
solving, interactive experiences, and visual learning. Personalized math
practice, built-in interventions, and customizable content deepen understanding
and improve achievement.”

*(**Pearsonschool.com: EnVisionmath2.0
(6-8). (n.d.). Retrieved August 23, 2016, from
http://www.pearsonschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS2xCe )*

There
are 8 major topics and each topic will take approximately 4 to 5 weeks to
complete. All students will be given a
student workbook, a folder, and a notebook.
Students are * required* to
bring all of these items to class on a daily basis. The program also has online access to almost
all materials used in the classroom.

** Topics for 7^{th}
Grade Math**:

Integers and Rational Numbers

Analyze and Use Proportional Relationships

Analyze and Solve Percent Problems

Generate Equivalent Expressions

Solve Problems Using Equations and Inequalities

Use Sampling to Draw Inferences About Populations

Probability

Solve Problems Involving Geometry

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__MATERIALS
NEEDED ON A DAILY BASIS:__

**1.) Pen or Pencil**: __PENCILS
ONLY____ FOR QUIZZES/TESTS
OR AUTOMATICALLY 5 POINTS OFF!!!__

**2.) Folder: **A binder is ok too
but please have a section just for math!

**3.) Calculator**: *Students will be provided one to use during
the class period. If a student wishes to
buy his or her own, ***TI-30X IIS*** is the one that we will be using.*

**4.) enVision Math 2.0 Workbook: ***Students will be given two math workbooks. Students will be able to write and solve
problems inside this book. This is
where students will complete most of their homework and classwork problems.** (Volume
1 Student Workbook covers Topics 1-4 and 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.*

__HOMEWORK:__** Homework
assignments are assigned almost every day and checked the next day for completion
points. **Students will need to show all work to support their answers,
and thoroughly attempt **EVERY**
problem. Students will be graded on **COMPLETION** not correctness.

Most of the homework can be found in the workbooks under the title “Practice and Problem Solving.” If a student forgets his or her notebook, he or she can ALWAYS access the assignment online. Students may be given a different assignment than another student. This will depend on how well each student individually understands the topic. Three different assignments could be assigned so it is very important to record the color homework group for each night. The homework group colors are red, yellow, and green.

If a student fails to hand in homework on the due date, he or
she may only earn up to half credit. A student has one week to hand in __any
missed work__. Copying
homework is cheating and will be dealt with according to school policies. If a student does not do a homework
assignment, consultation during lunch or after school may be assigned to
complete the assignment.

__GRADING:__** **Students
will be graded on a point system. Grades
will be based on the number of points earned divided by the number of points in
each quarter. For the final grade in the
course, each marking period will count as 25%. The following assessments are what will
determine each student’s grade. Students
have been warned…**NO WORK = NO CREDIT!**

1.) *Mid-Topic Assessment
(Quiz)**5.)
Homework*

2.) *Topic Assessment
(Test) 6.)
Workbook checks*

3.)* Bell** Ringers 7.)
Class work worksheets*

4.) *Today’s
Challenge*

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**Students will sometimes have the opportunity to correct
missed questions on tests to increase their score. Students may earn up to half
of the missed points back. These test
corrections must be done on the student’s own time.**

__IN THE EVENT OF AN ABSENCE:__

**It is the student’s responsibility to ask what was missed!!! **Students are to make
up work on their own time. If a student
misses a day when an assignment is due, he or she is required to turn this work
in the next day when they return to school.
__If a student misses a test or quiz, he or she has one week to make up
the assessment or it becomes a zero.__

__Lessons, classwork, and homework can all be accessed online
from home ____J____ Students will be
given a user name and password so they can access videos and lessons from
class!!__

__EXTRA HELP__**: **I will be glad to assist students after school during
consultation time. Please make
arrangements with me the ** day before** you would like to stay after
school.

__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. Lavatory passes will be issued during the
first and last 5 minutes of class.

__CLASSROOM RULES:__

1.) Be respectful to me, yourself, your classmates, and the school.

2.) Be responsible

3.) Absolutely NO FOOD, DRINKS, GUM, CANDY, etc. are permitted in the classroom.

4.) If you are given class time to do homework, you are expected to use that time quietly and productively.

5.) ASK QUESTIONS!!!!

** DISRUPTING CLASS**:
Disrupting class will be dealt with according to the guidelines of our
school. Any severe disruption will be referred
directly to the principal. If a student
is late for class or disruptive during class time, there will be consequences.