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7th Grade Math

 

Please check Ms. Mosley's website for homework and forms.

 

Math Syllabus

7th Grade Math

Ashworth Middle School 2017-2018 Syllabus

 

Instructor Information: 

 

Ms. Janice Mosley

 

Mrs. Shannon Wyatt 

 

Phone: 706-625-9545

 

Email: jmosley@gcbe.org or swyatt@gcbe.org

 

Planning Period: 8:45-10:09 

  

Welcome to 7th Grade Math with Ms. Mosley and Mrs. Wyatt!

 

Please feel free to call and leave a message and we will return your call in a timely manner. However, communication via email is often much more timely and productive. You may contact us either way to schedule a conference or discuss your child’s math progress.

                                                                   

 

7th Grade Course Description:

 

The middle school standards specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be high school ready. The middle school standards are listed in conceptual categories including Number Sense, Algebra, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. 

In Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume, and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. Although the units emphasize key standards and big ideas at specific times of the year, routine topics such as estimation, mental computation, and basic computation facts should be addressed on an ongoing basis. Ideas related to the eight standards for mathematical practice should be addressed constantly as well. 

 

Please visit the Department of Education website (www.georgiastandards.org) to view the                           state standards in further detail.

 

 

Materials:

 

Our study of mathematics will be a wonderful and exciting journey! As with any journey, it’s a good idea to prepare. So here are the items we expect you to bring to class every day.

 

 

  • A 1-inch 3-ring binder or 3 prong, 2 pocket folder (for this Math class only) with:
    • Pencil Pouch or Box (optional) should include No. 2 Pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, and pen or non-yellow highlighter for grading.
    • Extra notebook paper should always be available in your notebook.      
    • Dividers (optional) may be used to separate the homework, starters, and assignments as well as the 5 units we will cover.
  • A composition book
    • The composition book will be divided into units as we go through the year.  There will be a composition book check at the end of each unit.
  • Index cards will be used periodically and students will be notified when they are needed in advance.
  • Pen, colored pencil, or non-yellow highlighter will be used for grading purposes. 

 

 

All MATH WORK IS TO BE COMPLETED IN PENCIL!

 

Work completed in ink or highlighter will not be accepted and students will be required to re-do the assignment.

 

Grading Policy:

 

Final grades for each nine weeks will be calculated using the following percentages

 

55%

Daily Assignments

Daily class work, Homework

20%

Quizzes

Quizzes, Station work

25%

Tests

Tests, Performance Tasks

 

 

 

 

Homework Policy: 

Homework is designed to enable students to use and check their own knowledge of a given topic. Homework is to help a student learn! Students may return to class some days with questions about specific problems…we use homework as a tool to help us learn. Every student should practice the skills covered in class each night at home. Not all homework will be graded for right or wrong answers. Sometimes, it will be graded based upon completion. Please encourage this perspective of homework at your home.

 

All homework is due when the student enters the classroom. It should be neat and legible. Students must show all of their necessary work.

 

With respect to missed classwork and/or homework due to absences: 

  • Excused absences: Students who have an excused absence will have 3 days to make-up work without penalty. Arrangements to complete make-up work must be made by the student within three days of excused absences.
  • Unexcused Absences: Students who have an unexcused absence will be able to make up missed work in the same time period as for excused absences. However, the maximum grade for work submitted after an unexcused absence is 70 percent.
  • Classwork Turned Homework Not Turned In On Time: Students who are not absent and do not turn in classwork    when it is due, may complete it for homework. Students may turn it in the following day but will only achieve a maximum score of 90 percent on the assignment. Each day an assignment is late, the student will lose another 10 points/percent.  

 

It is your responsibility to find out what you missed while you were absent!

 

Per Gordon County Board of Education policy, students who have excused absences will be allowed to make up all work missed during such absence. It is each student's responsibility and obligation to obtain the assignments within 3 school days and complete the work as directed by each teacher. Completion of make-up work must not exceed a reasonable time from the date of the missed work. Students who have been suspended from school will only be allowed to make up tests and quizzes. 

                               

 

Time Outside of Class:

 

You cannot expect to accomplish what you should from this course without trying or without spending time with math outside of class. As well as completing daily classwork and homework assignments, you need to stay organized, spend time reviewing notes and assignments, and carefully reflect on problems previously missed (etc.). It is expected that you spend approximately 15-20 minutes each evening (Mon-Thurs) with homework and use the weekend to study, work on projects, review, and get caught up, on missing work. Please communicate with us as soon as possible if you are having trouble managing your time or if you find you are spending significantly more than 15-20 minutes an evening working on math. We truly want to help you get the most out of this course that you can.