**Grassy Fork School**

**7th Grade Math**

**2019-2020 Syllabus**

Part 1: Course InformationInstructor Information

**Instructor: Allison Frisbee**

**School Telephone:**423-487-5835

**E-mail:**hayesa2@cocke.k12.tn.us

Course Description : In grade seven, your child will learn the concept of rates and ratios and use these tools to solve word problems. Students will work on quickly and accurately dividing multi-digit whole numbers and adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing Integers. Students will extend their previous work with fractions and decimals to understand the concept of rational numbers. Students will also learn how to write and solve equations and apply these skills in solving multi-step word problems as well as problems involving area and volume of figures.

Textbook & Course Materials

- Go Math Middle School Grade 7
- Folder to keep materials

Course Requirements

*Be respectful of others**Come to class prepared (paper, pencil, and assignments)*

- In math class we are going to learn in a variety of ways. We start a lesson with a discussion of what is to be learned. Then we move onto some modeling/discussion with notetaking. Students then will have some guided practice. After practice we will move onto our math where students might work independently, in a group, or small group with teacher.

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/education/standards/math/Standards_Support_grade_7_Mathematics.pdf

Part 2: Student Learning OutcomesPart 2: Student Learning Outcomes

The Number System

- Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
- Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

- Compute unit rates
- Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
- Explaining points on a coordinate plane in regard to proportional relationships.
- Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.

Expressions and Equations

- Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
- Rewrite expressions in multiple forms.
- Solve real-life problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
- Convert between fractions, decimals, and percents.
- Solve contextual problems using inequalities.
- Graph and interpret solution set of an inequality.

Geometry

- Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures, especially triangles, and describe the relationships between them.
- Solve problems involving scale drawings.
- Solve area and circumference of a circle.
- Know types of angles and solve equations involving them.
- Solve area, volume, and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects.

Statistics and Probability

- Recognize the difference between populations and samples.
- Make generalizations about a population.
- Understand random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
- Draw inferences about a population.
- Compare two populations using measures of center and variability.
- Find mean, median, mode, range, and interquartile range of a data set.
- Know and relate the choice of measures of variability.
- Understand the likelihood of a chance event.
- Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data.
- Develop a probability model.

Part 3: Topic Outline/Schedule

**1st 9 Weeks**

Unit 1: Rational Number Operations- Addition and Subtraction

- Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers
- Absolute Value
- Additive Inverse
- Convert between fractions, decimals, and percent
- Integer rules
- Application of adding and subtracting rational numbers

- Multiplying & Dividing Rational Numbers
- Apply rules for multiplying and dividing signed numbers
- Application of multiplication properties as they apply to rational numbers
- Determine that rational numbers can be expressed as a ration of two integers
- Use estimation to determine reasonableness of answers when solving rational numbers

- What is a ratio?
- Identify proportional relationships
- Represent proportional relationships in various forms

**2nd 9 Weeks**

Unit 4: Proportional Reasoning with Percent

- Ratios and proportional relationships
- Analyze and use proportional relationships to solve problems
- Expressions and equations
- Solve real-life mathematical problems and multi-step real life problems

- Expressions and Equations
- Using properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
- Rewrite expressions in different forms in a contextual problem
- Variables to represent quantities

- Expressions and equations
- Simple equations
- Simple inequalities
- Graph simple inequalities
- Solutions sets of an inequality

**3rd 9 Weeks**

Unit 7: Modeling Geometric Figures

- Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures
- Solve problems involving scale drawings

- Formulas for Circumference, Area, Volume, and Surface Area of 2 and 3-dimensional figures

- Statistics and probability
- Population, sample, sample size, random sampling, generalizations, valid, bias, and unbiased
- Analyze and interpret data
- Measures of central tendencies and variations

- Statistics and probability
- Expressing likelihood of simple events
- Theoretical and experimental probability

- Quantitative Measures of Center
- Data distribution

**4th 9 Weeks**

- Review
- TN Ready Test

**Part 4: Grading Policy**

Graded Course DistributionMath Facts------------ 10%

Class Assignments---- 20%

Quizzes----------------30%

Test--------------------40%

____________________

Total-------------------100%

Late Work Policy

**Late assignments will be accepted, but will be reduced by 10 points.**

Grades will be updated each week in the Aspen grade portal. Logins will be given to students and parents at the beginning of the school year.

Letter Grade AssignmentA---93-100

B---85-92

C---75-84

D---70-74

F--- 0-69

Part 5: Course PoliciesAttend ClassStudents are expected to attend all class sessions as listed on the course calendar.

- *Enter specific points regarding attendance policy here.

Build RapportIf you find that you have any trouble keeping up with assignments or other aspects of the course, make sure you let your instructor know as early as possible. As you will find, building rapport and effective relationships are key to becoming an effective professional. Make sure that you are proactive in informing your instructor when difficulties arise during the semester so that they can help you find a solution.

Complete AssignmentsAssignments must be submitted by the given deadline or special permission must be requested from instructor

*before the due date*. Extensions will not be given beyond the next assignment except under extreme circumstances.

All discussion assignments must be completed by the assignment due date and time. Late or missing discussion assignments will affect the student’s grade.

Academic Dishonesty PolicyThis is an example only:

**1. Academic dishonesty includes such things as cheating, inventing false information or citations, plagiarism and helping someone else commit an act of academic dishonesty. It usually involves an attempt by a student to show possession of a level of knowledge or skill that he/she does not possess.**

**2. Teachers have the initial responsibility for detecting and dealing with academic dishonesty. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred are obligated to discuss the matter with the student(s) involved. Instructors should possess reasonable evidence of academic dishonesty. However, if circumstances prevent consultation with student(s), instructors may take whatever action (subject to student appeal) they deem appropriate.**

**3. Teachers who are convinced by the evidence that a student is guilty of academic dishonesty shall assign an appropriate academic penalty. If the teachers believe that the academic dishonesty reflects on the student's academic performance or the academic integrity in a course, the student's grade should be adversely affected. Suggested guidelines for appropriate actions are: an oral reprimand in cases where there is reasonable doubt that the student knew his/her action constituted academic dishonesty; a failing grade on the particular paper, project or examination where the act of dishonesty was unpremeditated, or where there were significant mitigating circumstances; a failing grade in the course where the dishonesty was premeditated or planned.**

**Student Testing Code of Ethics and Security**

It is important for you as a student to know that the following guidelines are to be strictly followed.

__This year the TNReady test will count at least 10% of your final semester grade.__Your work on this test is very important and it deserves your best effort.

I understand that during testing on the days of the assessment, I am responsible for:

- Not having any electronic devices on me or in my purse/backpack/pockets
- Including but not limited to cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, etc.
**during testing or during breaks.** - Best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
- If I am caught with a device during testing or during breaks, my test may be
__nullified, resulting in a zero as at least 10% of my final semester grade__, and any school level disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the administration.

- Including but not limited to cell phones, smart phones, smart watches, etc.
- Trying my best on the test
- If I do not attempt to test (I give
**no answers or randomly answer**questions) my test score may be__nullified, resulting in a zero as at least 10% of my final semester grade__, and any school level disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the administration. - The testing administrators and proctors in the testing environment will determine if no answers or random answering is taking place.
- I will focus and put forth effort on the test.

- If I do not attempt to test (I give
- Being honest and not cheating
- If I am caught cheating (taking pictures of the test, writing down and passing answers, talking to other students, looking on other computers, using software outside the testing platform), my test may be
__nullified, resulting in a zero as at least 10% of my final semester grade__, and any school level disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the administration.

- If I am caught cheating (taking pictures of the test, writing down and passing answers, talking to other students, looking on other computers, using software outside the testing platform), my test may be

**Important Note:**Any form of academic dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, may be reported to the office.

**Course policies are subject to change.**It is the student’s responsibility to check for corrections or updates to the syllabus. Any changes will be posted in the classroom.