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Math 7 Course Expectations

SHIKELLAMY MIDDLE SCHOOL

7th Grade Math Course Expectations 2017 – 2018

                                        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 7th 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

 

 

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

 

*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.