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7th Grade Mathematics Syllabus 2014 2015

Ms. Sarah Mintah email: smintah@tmsacharter.org


The purpose of this class is to provide students a firm understanding of the 7th grade Mathematics
Common Core curriculum. The skills students learn in this class will assist them to build a
foundation in mathematics that will be needed to succeed in future mathematics courses.
Topics:
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

The Number System


Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and
divide rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations


Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
1 Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and
equations.

Geometry
Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.

Statistics and Probability


Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

Grades:
In Class Assignments
Participation
Homework Assignments
Quizzes
Tests

Letter Grades:
15%
10%
20%
25%
30%

A
B
C
D
F

Classroom Rules:
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8.

Follow all rules and regulations of Triad Math and Science Academy.
Recognize that the teacher is in charge.
Come to class on time, prepared and ready to learn.
In everything we do, respect others and school property.
Give your best effort at all times.
All students are to remain in their seats unless given permission.
Do not ARGUE/TALK BACK to the Teacher
There will be no eating, gum chewing, and playing in the Classroom

100% - 96%
89% - 90%
79% - 80%
69% - 70%
59% - 0%

Consequences:
Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 consequences are described in your student handbook. See strike system below.
Occurrence
Strike
Strike
Strike Three
Repeated Offense
Repeated Offense
One
Two
Refocus
Refocus
Refocus
or
Parent Contact
Parent Contact
Tier One
or
or
ISS
Offense
ISS
ISS
or
And
And
or
or
Teacher
Teacher
Teacher
Time-Out
After School
After School
Time-Out
Time-Out
Detention
Detention
And
Parent Contact

Tardiness and Absences:


Students who are tardy will be admitted to class, however, if it is unexcused, the student will be issued a
strike. Excuses should be submitted to the homeroom teacher as soon as the student returns to school
from an absence. It is the students responsibility to make up all work.

Tutoring/Participation:
After school tutoring will be conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Student who
needs help can attend this section with their homework. This will also count as a participation point in
case of tardiness. Sign-up sheet will be provided to student that needs it.

In Class Assignment:
Work completed in class will be graded and count as 15% of the students overall grade. In class
assignments must be made up in the event of an absence from class. Must show work for full credit on
any in-class assignment given.

Homework:
Homework will generally be assigned three times in a week and checked/collected the following class. It
is imperative that the homework be completed so that the student is prepared for the following class.
Homework accounts for 20% of the students final grade. Must show work for full credit on any
homework given.

Quizzes/Presentations
Quizzes, along with short student presentations, will account for 25% of the students final grade.
Quizzes, when given, will be on Fridays, and serve as a check of student understands of the materials.
Students presentations will consist of students selecting a sub-topic of a current concept we are studying,
preparing all elements needed to present the material to the class, and teaching the topic to the class.
Must show work for full credit on any quiz given.

Tests & Projects:


Tests are given in the middle and at the end of each module. Tests, along with any projects, account for
30% of the students final grade. Must show work for full credit on any tests given.

Repeated Offen

Office
Referral

I am very excited about this year! We are going to work very hard,
have a lot of fun, and work together as a team to make this a
fantastic and successful year!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please sign and return the bottom portion of this sheet by Friday,
February 2, stating you have read and understand the students
responsibilities for this course.
Student Name:

Date

Parent Signature:

Date