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^{th} Graders is an advanced seventh grade course designed to prepare students for the rigor of high school mathematics classes. This Common Core standards-based course completes the middle school curriculum’s intent to help students make the transition from concrete arithmetic to abstract algebraic thinking. Math 8 for 7^{th} Graders includes pre-algebra concepts and skills that set high expectations for all students. It makes provisions for enrichment and acceleration for advanced students. The course emphasizes algebraic thinking and applies it to other aspects of mathematics including geometry, measurement, probability, and statistics.
The content and pace of the course are rigorous. Tutoring is offered. See the homework calendar for specific dates and times.
At the end of this course, students will be recommended for Algebra I in the eighth grade or Math 8. This assignment will be based on student performance in 6
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Calculator (for use at home. A classroom set will be provided.)
:Promethean board Colored pencils/crayons Measuring devices (rulers, compass, protractor) Graph paper
Number cubes
Dry Erase Boards
Quizzes and other graded assignments: 30% Homework: 20% Students are generally given a test at the end of each chapter. Quizzes are also given. Certain homework assignments might graded. Notebooks are graded on a regular basis.
Missed Work/Make-up Policy:Students have five school days to make up tests or quizzes missed during an excused absence. It is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher when tests and quizzes can be made up. Grading Scale:
93 – 100 A
:1. Enter the room in a quiet and orderly manner.2. Be seated and prepared to begin class promptly. 3. Bring all necessary materials and completed assignments. (Pencils are to be sharpened before class.) 4. Follow directions the first time they are given. 5. Raise your hand and wait to be recognized before speaking or leaving your seat.
6. Show respect and consideration for others.
1st offense: Student warning.
: It is the student’s responsibility to read and be aware of school rules, as stated in the student handbook. Additionally, teachers will explain, clarify, and emphasize rules during the first few days of school. Rules will also be posted in the room as a daily reminder of expectations.Any student who needs to leave the room, for any reason, will use a teacher-issued cardstock as a pass. Any student who is absent is responsible for collecting their makeup work on the day they return to school. Procedures for Non-Instructional Routines: If you have a question or concern, please let me know. You may …Communication with Parents:
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