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Syllabus, Math 7/8

COURSE TITLE

Math 7/8
Core Connecitions, Courses 2 and 3: College Preparatory Math (CPM)

INSTRUCTOR

Beth Shaw
shawb@unionsd.org

DEPARTMENT

Math

PREP TIMES

M,T,Th, F  period 4 (11:36 - 12:28)
W  period 4 (11:06 - 11:48)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class is the complete math 7 curriculum plus most of grade 8.

 MATERIALS 

  •    Quad-ruled composition notebook 
  •    Folder to keep handouts and tests in
  •    charged chromebook
  •     Pencils, several sharpened
  •     Erasers
  •     Pencil sharpener with cover or lead (if using mechanical)
  •     Ruler with centimeters and inches
  •     Scientific calculator 
  •     Protractor 
  •    Correcting pen or pencil 

 

GRADES & SCORING

Grades consist of Individual Tests, Collaborative Activities, Problem Solving, Note-taking, Homework Quizzes

Tests will be worth 100 points. 
Homework Quizzes will be worth 10 points.
Problem of the Week will be worth 10 points

Toolkit Checks twice per quarter

Collaborative Activities will be worth 20 points
Projects: TBA

Students will have a few minutes at the beginning of class to discuss homework and check their answers. It is not graded. A homework quiz will be given weekly where students will show their work to 5 randomly selected problems that have already been assigned, completed, and discussed.

 

QUIZZES and TESTS

Tests are given at the end of each unit. Tests may be retaken on a students' own time. All homework must be complete in order to take a test again.

  

 PROJECTS

Occasionally, projects will be assigned.  Instructions and grading rubrics will be provided at that time.  

 

ATTENDANCE, DISCIPLINE, & TARDINESS POLICY

Homework assignments are posted online at the school website weekly.  Please see the website when a student is absent. 


Students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner for a seventh grade class.  This includes staying in seat, not talking to friends while the teacher is speaking, and being prepared for class.  Students who make poor choices will receive a warning.  Students will receive a time out for a second offense and fill out a reflection sheet.  Students will receive a parent contact for a third offense .  Students will be referred to the office for continued or serious offenses.  

Students who arrive late will require a pass to be admitted to class.  Those "unexcused" will receive a 15 minute detention.  

 

SOME AREAS OF STUDY

1.    Operations with Rational Numbers and Integers

2.    Proportional Relationships

3.    Constructions and Angles

4.    Scale factor

5.    Algebraic Reasoning

6.    Samples and Probability

7.    Analyzing Graphs

8.    Roots and Exponents

9.    Linear Relationships and Linear Equations