Grade 7 Math


Students are required to follow all of the rules and guidelines defined by the school, such as:

  • Students must treat each other and their teachers with mutual respect – including taking turns when speaking and listening when others are talking.
  • Hazing, teasing, name-calling, sexism, or racism is not allowed.
  • Vandalism, profanity, and violence is not tolerated.
  • Gum is not allowed.
  • With the class structured around collaboration and group work, communication and participation are key to success.
  • Students will develop and use high level communication to discuss and learn mathematics.
  • Learning cannot take place without daily participation.

Students will work with their peers in class as they explore new concepts and develop new skills. They will rely on their peers just as their peers will rely on them, so not participating hurts everyone.
A math binder and a pencil will be REQUIRED every day

Text Book

    There is a standard set of classroom textbooks that are available to students (and parents!) that can be used as reinforcement to the learning taking place in the classroom, however, the content of this class will be compiled from a wide range of sources. I believe this gives a student more diversity in their learning by not locking them into a single source.

Content Outline

This course will include the following content. Italicized Items are content that is being migrated to another course when Common Core State Standards takes affect in 2015. 

  1. Algebraic Reasoning
    1. Order Operations 
    2. Properties of Numbers 
    3. Variables and Algebraic Expressions 
    4. Translating Words into Math
    5. Simplifying Algebraic Expressions
  2. Integers and Rational Numbers
    1. Integers
    2. Adding Integers
    3. Subtracting Integers
    4. Multiplying and Dividing Integers
    5. Solving Equations Containing Integers
    6. Equivalent Fractions and Decimals
    7. Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers
  3. Applying Rational Numbers
    1. Adding and Subtracting Decimals
    2. Multiplying Decimals
    3. Dividing Decimals
    4. Solving Equations Containing Decimals
    5. Adding and Subtracting Fractions
    6. Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    7. Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
    8. Solving Equations Containing Fractions
  4. Exponents and Square Roots
    1. Powers and Exponents
    2. Square Roots
  5. Proportional Relationships
    1. Rates
    2. Identifying and Writing Proportions
    3. Solving Proportions
    4. Similar Figures and Proportions
    5. Using Similar Figures
    6. Scale Drawing and Scale Models
  6. Graphs
    1. The Coordinate Plane
    2. Interpreting Graphs
    3. Slope and Rates of Change
    4. Direct Variations
  7. Functions
    1. Linear and Non-Linear Functions
    2. Slope
    3. Slope-Intercept Form
    4. Scatter Plots
    5. Graphing Quadratics
    6. Graphing Cubics
  8. Percents
    1. Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
    2. Estimating Percents
    3. Using Properties with Rational Numbers
    4. Percent of Change
    5. Application of Percents
    6. Simple Interest
  9. Collecting, Displaying, and Analyzing Data
    1. Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
    2. Box-and-Whisker Plot
    3. Populations and Samples
  10. Geometric Figures
    1. Building Blocks of Geometry
    2. Classifying Angles
    3. Line and Angle Relationships
    4. Angles in Polygons
    5. Congruent Figures
  11. Pythagorean Theorem
    1. Using Pythagorean Theorem
    2. Finding Distance between two points on Coordinate System
  12. Measurement and Geometry
    1. Perimeter and Circumference
    2. Area of Circles
    3. Area if Irregular Figures
    4. Introduction to Three-Dimensional Figures
    5. Volume of Prisms and Cylinders
    6. Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders
  13. Probability
    1. Probability
    2. Experimental Probability
    3. Sample Spaces
    4. Theoretical Probability
    5. Making Predictions
    6. Probability of Independent and Dependent Events
    7. Combinations
    8. Permutations
    9. Probability of Compound Events
  14. Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
    1. Solving Two-Step Equations
    2. Solving Multi-Step Equations
    3. Solving Equations with Variables on Both sides
    4. Inequalities
    5. Solving Inequalities by Adding or Subtracting
    6. Solving Inequalities by Multiplying or Dividing
    7. Solving Multi-Step Inequalities

Grading Policy


90% – 100% A (96-100), A- (90-95) Consistently superior quality. Work completed exceeds expectations.  Active interest and engagement in class discussion with insightful and respectful input.
80% – 89% B+ (87-89), B (84-86),
B- (80-83)
Above average work. Completion of assignments as outlined. Quality participation in class.
68% – 79% C+ (77-79), C (74-76),
C- (68-73)
Completion of the assignments within minimum
expectations.  Some marked participation in class.  Poor Attendance
51% – 67% D+ (61-67), D (51-60) Not all assignments completed properly. No effort. Poor Attendance. Lack of participation.
50% – 0% F Failure of all of the above and / or excessive absences.