• Course Description:

     

    Effective mathematics education provides students with a balanced instructional program.  In such a program, students become proficient in basic computational skills and procedures, develop conceptual understandings, and become skilled at problem solving.  Standards-based mathematics instruction starts with basic material and increases in scope and content as the years progress.  Similar to an inverted pyramid, where the entire weight of the developing subject, including readiness for algebra, rests on the foundation built in the early grades.

     

    In Grade 7, instructional time will focus on four critical areas: developing an understanding and applying of proportional relationships; developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers; working with expressions and linear equations; solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions; working with two-and three dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and drawing inferences about population based on samples.

     

     

    Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

    Students who successfully complete this course will be competent in the following areas:

    ●        Students will be able to analyze proportional relationships

    ●        Students will be able to perform rational number operations

    ●        Students will be able to generate equivalent expressions; solve problems using linear equations and inequalities

    ●        Students will be able to understand geometric relationships; solve problems involving angles, surface area and volume

    ●        Students will be able to analyze and compare populations, find probabilities of events

     

    Course Topic Outline

                    Please find a list of the units for this course:

     

    Content Area: Mathematics

    Course Title: General Mathematics

    Grade Level: 7

    The Number System

    30 Days

    Expressions and Equations

    50 Days

    Unit 3: Aging & Acceptance

    30 Days

    Unit 4: Navigating Emotions

    45 Days