For the things of this world cannot be made known without a knowledge of mathematics.
- Roger BaconMy goal this year is to focus on making math real to every student. Math is everyday for every person. We may not all be bankers and accountants, but we are all mathematicians! Whether we balance a checkbook, buy groceries, tile a bathroom, read a map, fix diner for our families, or play the piano we are using principles that were introduced to us in a math class!
Students need to realize that this course requires studying in a way that may be different from the past. Class notes are required and should be reviewed daily and homework completed thoroughly. Homework is assigned Monday through Friday (with a few exceptions), and will be due on the next school day. Please note that the Accelerated Math topics cover both 7th and 8th grade concepts. Students taught these topics are being prepared for Algebra 1 in the eighth grade.
Try! Try! Try! Math takes patience and perseverance. Do not give up on yourself, try again!
Writing in Mathematics
The ability to reason and to convey mathematical knowledge through writing is foundational to higher mathematics. Students develop their higher-order thinking through problem-solving and analyzing mathematics. Reflecting on that learning is important in furthering their development. Writing will occur on a regular basis including such things as note-taking, weekly essentials, process journals, projects, current events, and research.
7th Grade Math Curriculum
I. First Quarter
A. Operations with Rational Numbers
B. Expressions and Equations
C. Interpreting Inequalities
E. Linear and Solving Equations
F. Simplifying Expressions (Accelerated Only)
II. Second Quarter
B. Proportional Relationships
C. Properties of Numbers (Accelerated Only)
D. Properties of Equalities (Accelerated Only)
III. Third Quarter
IV. Fourth Quarter
C. 3D Nets and Surface Area
D. Symmetry (Accelerated Only)
E. Transformations (Accelerated Only)
Grading Scale for WSFCS
· 93-100 - A · 85-92 - B
· 77-84 - C · 70-77 - D
· 69 and below - F