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Teacher Name: Mr. Marcus Leonard
Subjects I Teach: 7th Grade Math / Accelerated Math
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Welcome to Mr. Leonard's Math Page. I have taught math for 15 years in the middle school setting and this is my 4th year here at Stockbridge Middle School. Below is a brief summary of content to be learned in class and expectations of student conduct and academics. I am here as a resouce to help your student achieve success. I believe that a joint effort between teachers, students and parents leads to the best results. Feel free to contact me regarding any concerns you may have throughout the school year.

Afterschool/Morning Tutorial: Our Math Lab is available daily afterschool or in the morning. Your student must sign up with their math teacher at least one day prior to receive a pass to the math teacher covering the lab for that day needed. Morning lab is from 8am-825am and afternoon lab is from 415pm-5pm.

Course Description:

The overall goal of the 7th mathematics curriculum is to help students develop sound mathematical habits. Units have been developed in each domain as it pertains to the Georgia Standards of Excellence. It is desirable for students to keep the “big picture” in mind as we deal with specific goals in each unit.

By the end of seventh grade, students will demonstrate Competency and 21st Century Skills regarding Georgia Standards of Excellence. The following are the units that will be covered in 7th grade math:

Unit 1- Operations with Rational Numbers

Unit 2- Expressions & Equations

Unit 3- Ratios and Proportional Relationships

Unit 4- Geometry

Unit 5- Inferences

Unit 6- Probability

7th Grade: Accelerated 7B & 8th

Unit 4- Geometry

Unit 5- Inferences

Unit 6- Probability

Unit 1-Transformations, Congruency and Similarity

Unit 2-Exponents

Unit 3-Geometric Applications of Exponents

Unit 4-Functions

Unit 5 and 6-Linear Functions, Models, and Tables

Unit 7-Solving Systems of Equations

The seventh grade mathematics curriculum includes the following Georgia Standards of Excellence:

Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP)

• Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems

The Number System (NS)

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

Expressions and Equations (EE)

• Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
• Solve real‐life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations

Geometry (G) (7b)

• 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 (SP) (7b)

• 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

Accelerated classes will study the 2nd half of 7th grade (7b) and all of the 8th grade standards.

Content standards for Grade 8 are arranged within the following domains and clusters:

The Number System

• Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

• Work with radicals and integer exponents.
• Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations.
• Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations.

Functions

• Define, evaluate, and compare functions.
• Use functions to model relationships between quantities.

Geometry

• Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software.
• Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem.
• Solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.

Statistics and Probability

• Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Suggested Classroom Materials:

• Composition book(s)                     1-subject spiral notebook
• Pencils and erasers                        Pencil Lead
• Colored pencils                               Glue Sticks
• Pencil Pouch                                   Highlighters
• 3"x5" Index Cards                         Notebook paper
• Dry erase markers / erasers         Hand-held pencil sharpener (with container)

Evaluation:

• Formative Assessments: Include but not limited to; homework, classwork, Standards (Lesson) quiz
• Summative Assessment: Unit Test, Chapter Tests

Attendance:

You are responsible for all material presented in class, including announcements about course procedures. It is your responsibility to obtain, complete, and submit assignments missed during your absence. Arrangements for late course work deemed excused should be made in advance and approved by the instructor. All make-up work from excused absences must be completed and submitted no later than three days after the absence. Quizzes and homework often include questions on material presented only in class, so performance on these directly reflects attendance. Attendance is mandatory.

Content Weights:

Practice Work (Quizzes/Classwork/Homework)                                    40%

Semester Summative Assessment (Final and Midterm)                        20%

You may expect that your grades for this course will be determined according to

the following formula:

A         90% or better

B         89% - 80%

C         79% - 71%

D         70%

F          Below 70%