The objective of 7thgrade Math is to ensure that all students learn the key concepts, comprehend the material, apply what they have learned and complete all the assignments.The seventh grade math curriculum is based on Pre-Algebra and designed to prepare students for Introduction to Algebra or Algebra 1 in the eighth grade.Concepts include fractions, decimals, percents, integers, exponents, scientific notation, proportions, probability, geometry and statistics.
Students will work individually, with partners, and in groups. The groups will change periodically so students will get the opportunity to work with different classmates. There will be a variety of coursework such as hands on manipulative activities,problem-solving challenges, writing assignments, presentations and computer-integrated projects.
Students are expected to arrive to class on time with the required materials and be ready to work.Students are responsible for following the classroom and school rules. Each student should have a binder with dividers, which is used exclusively for math.Binder should have tabs for: “starters”, "quizettes", “notes”, “homework”,“handouts”. Students may refer to their notes and homework for quizzes, so it is important to keep the binder up-to-date and complete.
All class work and homework is to be done in pencil. Students must show all work in detail. Failure to do so will result in no credit on homework and loss of points on tests and quizzes. All student work must include name, student number, date, and assignment number. Students should bring a scientific calculator to class daily and have the other math required supplies accessible when needed.
Each student and his/her parent(s)/guardian will be informed regularly about the student’s progress in class i.e. work sent home and progress report grade online. All corrected work will be returned on Wednesdays. It is the parent and student’s responsibility to review this documentation. This procedure is part of the ongoing effort to keep teacher and parent communication open.
A test retake will be allowed at teacher discretion.Students must initiate the retake process by filling out a Retake Application Form.For a student to be eligible for a retake they must display evidence of newly practiced mastery.The retake will be given at a time convenient to the class and myself. The higher of the two grades will be marked in the grade book.
Discipline / Class Rules
Every student will begin a trimester with 100 conduct points. These conduct points become a separate grade at the end of each trimester. The Junior High Team of teachers works together to access this final grade. The conduct grade is affected by the number of OTL’s accumulated, student adherence to class and school rules (serious conduct notations on the student’s conduct card) and student observance of the Junior High Contract (general behavior noted by all teachers at the end of the trimester).
The following are the Classroom Rules:
1. Be Respectful
2. Be Responsible
3. Be Safe
1. Verbal Warning
2. Conduct card notation and reduced conduct grade
3. Letter to parent by student explaining what they did, why and how they will handle the situation next time – additional reduction in conduct grade.
4. Parent Conference with Teacher and/or Principal
This discipline system was instituted so that all students will have the best environment for learning.
If you have an excused absence, you will be given as many days as you were gone to make up homework. If you have an unexcused absence, you will have one day to complete any missing homework; after that one day, the late homework policy will apply. You will make up any missed assessments the day you return.
1. First students will write the homework assignment into their planner and complete the assignment for the following day.Work will be done in pencil.
2.The next day we will go over the answers and discuss any questions in class
3.Homework will be date stamped daily. If there are corrections or unanswered problems, student is responsible for doing the corrections that night.Corrections must be done in a clearly laid out section of the paper, on the back or on a new sheet
4.Students correct their homework as well as write down any questions they still may have for the next day
5.Corrected homework will be collected for full credit
6.Students should file their returned/graded homework into their binder
7. Absent students are responsible for turning in the completed assignment for credit
Consequences for homework assignments not completed by the student:
§ A missed homework assignment will result in reduced credit of the conduct grade,and the student will attend the “Out To Lunch” (OTL) program.The assignment will be given 50% credit up to two days after original due date. If it is not turned in after two days,it will become a 0% in the grade book.
§ After a total of 3 missed homework assignments in a trimester (this includes other subjects), parent(s) will be notified.
§ Further missed assignments may result in a parent/ teacher/ student/ principal/conference
To, begin our partnership in the education of your child, please read and sign the mathematics signature page. If you have any questions please feel free to call or e-mail.We look forward to working together with you this year.
Thank you – Mrs. Davenport
Mrs. Davenport:firstname.lastname@example.org, ext: 107
Printed Name of Student:_________________________________
I have read this curriculum letter and the homework policy.I will put forth my best effort in mathematics.
As a Parent / Guardian, I will help my student (child) develop good study habits and I will provide encouragement as he/she progresses in math development. I will discuss the progress reports and tests with my child and will contact the math teacher if I have any questions.I acknowledge that I have read the curriculum letter and the homework policy on the math web page.