Math

Class Notes are kept here!

Secrets of Success in 7th Grade Math (class expectations and policies, written primarily for students): secrets-to-success-in-7th-grade-algebra_rev2016

7th Grade Math Curriculum Overview (course philosophy and topics, written primarily for parents): 7thMathOverview2015

Homework: Homework is typically handed out on Tuesdays and due the following Tuesday.  Copies of course assignments are shared with all students on Google Drive and can be accessed by parents with a link in the weekly email home.  Homework goals and guidelines are as follows:

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For parents (how to help your student): if your daughter approaches you to talk about the homework, please know that one goal is to spark conversation, so feel free to engage!  However, definitely do not feel any pressure to have all the answers, and know that your daughter will not be evaluated on whether she can correctly answer all the problems outside of class.  Homework is worth 3 points, assigned as follows:

  • 1 point: all problems attempted before the deadline, with evidence of work shown.
  • 1 point: active engagement in homework discussion during class.
  • 1 point: notes and corrections made in colored pen or pencil based on discussion.

 


Proportions

This spring we have been working on proportional relationships. Students are bringing their knowledge of linear equations from fall and winter to deepen their understanding of proportional trends. Here are some recent notes:

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Learning targets for this spring include:

I can write an equation based on a real life scenario. Such as the number of water bottles saved per day.

I can determine whether a situation is linear.

I can determine whether a situation is proportional.

I can use percent tables, fraction busters, unit rates, and other strategies to solve proportional relationships.

Later this spring we will investigate intersections of lines and finish up the first half of Algebra I!