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Overview of 7th Grade Math
The major goal is for students is trifold: 1. to master their basic mathematical operational skills, 2. to learn the basic concepts of algebra, and 3. to apply algebraic concepts to the more basic math skills and concepts the students have already learned. This ultimate goal is to prepare them for algebra as well as to see how these skills are applicable in the real world.
At the beginning of the year, we will begin to delve into pre-algebra as we introduce integers and integer operations, variables, expressions, equations, and inequalities. It is essential that the students become comfortable with integer operations because these skills are applied in expressions, equations, and with use in other rational numbers.
APPLICATION OF ALGEBRA TO BASIC SKILLS:
Students will review and master basic math skills such as operations with decimals and fractions, ratios and proportions, geometry, and percents. However, as they work with these previously learned skills, they will apply more algebraic concepts which often involve solving for a variable in various equations. We will also focus on studying various ways of solving word problems; however, we will always look at the option of setting up an equation to represent a real world problem in which a variable must be solved for.
GEOMETRY: Students will review basic geometry vocabulary and concepts. They will learn how to set up equations given geometric information to solve for a variable. They will also learn properties of circles-- pi, radius, diameter-- and how to calculate their area and circumference.
Students will be introduced to graphing coordinate pairs in the coordinate plane. They will also be introduced to the concept of slope and using the slope ratio to draw a line given a coordinate pair.
SETUP OF CLASS:
Students are expected to keep up with their vocabulary in their vocabulary section of their notebooks. There are vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are given throughout the chapter. There is a chapter test which is announced ahead of time. There are weekly drills which review skills that have already been learned in order to constantly challenge the students to keep up with them and not forgot how to do them.