7th Grade Mathematics Syllabus

1st Nine Weeks

Week 1
Classroom Rules and School Rules
Policies and School and Classroom Procedures

Week 2
1.1 Integers and Absolute Value - Big Ideas Math Resources
1.2 Adding Integers - Big Ideas Math Resources
1.3 Subtracting Integers- Big Ideas Math Resources

Week 3
1.4  Multiplying Integers - Big Ideas Math Resources
1.5 Dividing Integers - Big Ideas Math Resources
2.1 Rational Numbers - Big Ideas Math Resources

Week 4
2.2 Adding Rational Numbers - Big Ideas Math Resources
2.3 Subtracting Rational Numbers - Big Ideas Math Resources
2.4 Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers - Big Ideas Math Resources

Week 5
3.1 Algebraic Expressions - Big Ideas Math Resources
3.3 Solving Equations Using Addition and Subtraction - Big Ideas Math Resources
3.4 Solving Equations Using Multiplication and Division - Big Ideas Math Resources
3.5 Solving Two-Step Equations - Big Ideas Math Resources

Week 6
Multi-step Equations – Supplemental Materials
Variables on Both Sides – Supplemental Materials

Week 7
4.1 Inequalities
4.2 Solving Inequalities Using Addition and Subtraction - Big Ideas Math Resources
4.3 Solving Inequalities Using Multiplication and Division - Big Ideas Math Resources

Week 8
4.4 Solving Two-Step Inequalities - Big Ideas Math Resources
Multi-step Inequalities – Supplemental Materials

Week 9
End of Quarter Review - Big Ideas Math Resources and Supplemental Materials

Grading Policy
Tests / Projects 50%
Classwork / Quizzes / Homework 50% 

Grade Scale
A: 90 - 100
B: 80-89
C: 70 - 79
D: 60-69
F: 59 and below

Homework Policy
Homework will be given daily during the 2016 - 2017 school year. Homework is very important and work must be shown to get credit for the completion of the assignment. Each daily assignment should take between 15 - 20 minutes and will be on what was covered that day or a previous day. Every student starts each 9-weeks with a 100 homework grade. Each time a student has incomplete homework, they will lose 5 points on their homework grade. When a new 9-weeks begins, each student will be given a fresh start. For a student to be successful this year during math, I believe homework must be done with the best quality work that is neat, numbered, and organized. 

Tests will be given at the conclusion of each unit. Tests will consist of short-answers or fill in the blank. A total of 12- 15 tests will be given throughout the year. 

Throughout each unit, quizzes will be given periodically after 2 or 3 lessons. The purpose of each quiz is for the teacher to know whether students have effective command of the lessons taught. Quizzes will be shorter than tests and normally given on Wednesdays and Fridays. The only exception is our Integer quizzes. After we have tested on our Integer unit, students will be given an integer quiz every Monday. 

At the beginning of class each day, students will be given 4 questions for their warm-up. At the beginning of the year, these questions are skills based; however, after a 2 – 3 week period, each warm-up will begin to consist of 4 EOG style word problems. 

Make-Up Work
If a student is absent, it is up to the student to return make-up work. If they will be out for an extended period, we will provide the work before they return by placing it in the office for pick up by a parent. It is very important that students return their work as soon as possible. If a student misses a quiz or test, the teacher will schedule that make-up test for the student once they return. The student will receive notice a few days prior of their quiz or test to give them sufficient time to be prepared. 

Extra Credit
No extra credit will be offered. Students receive ample time to be prepared for quizzes and tests. We will spend time reviewing before each test to make sure students understand the concepts that will be covered on that test. Bonus questions may appear on certain tests. Bonus questions will be a level of difficulty higher and students have the opportunity to make a score greater than 100. 

Parental / Guardian Contact
I believe that parent – teacher contact whether through email, phone or conference help students a tremendous amount. I will be in contact with you through Class Dojo, as well as by group emails and telephone throughout the year. Please refer to my class website for homework assignments and the most up to date information. If you ever have questions, comments, or concerns about your student’s progress, please do not hesitate to call or email.  

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