Welcome to 7th grade Math Strategies

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you that I am very excited about working with you. Together we can make this a great year. Your education is my highest priority and as the year progresses you will become more confident and knowledgeable in your mathematical abilities.

Course Description: The curriculum will expand the student’s knowledge of the following objectives: 
  1. Numbers, Operations, and Quantitative Reasoning
  2. Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Thinking
  3. Geometry and Spatial Reasoning
  4. Measurement
  5. Probability and Statistics
  6. Underlying Process and Mathematical Tools
Connections to other disciplines,writing (communicating mathematics), and utilization of real world problem solving will be included, as well as critical thinking skills. To support the classroom learning, we will use cooperative learning and technology.

Expectations: Our goal is to have a classroom environment that isconducive to learning and enjoyable. We want to have an environment where rights and responsibilities are balanced for the good of all. To attain this goal we will follow the 5P’s:

Supplies: The district has provided the necessay school supplies for this course. As part of this course, the students will use various computer programs during class that may utilize sound. Students may bring a personal set of headphones to use for academic purposes.
Classroom Rules: 
  1. Do as instructed the first time.
  2. Sit in assigned seat.
  3. Raise your hand (and wait to be acknowledged) to speak or get out of seat.
  4. Keep your  hands and feet to yourself.
  5. Be respectful to the teacher, other students, and any classroom visitors.
Behavioral Management System: If a student choose not the behave in an appropriate manner, the following steps will be taken (not necessarily in this order). 
  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Student/ Teacher Conference
  3. Parent/ Student/ Teacher Conference
  4. Detention
  5. Office Referral

"Every student has a right to learn and I will teach that student. Any student who interferes with that process will face the consequences and any student who participates in the learning process will be rewarded accordingly."


Classroom Courtesies

Absence Policy: Students have one class day for every day they are absent to make up missed assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and complete missing assignments. All work will be in the absent binder and posted online. 

Late Work Policy: Late work will only be accepted on Journal/Notebook checks and projects. Students have a maximum of two days to complete and turn in late work. Students will lose 10 points for each day the assignment is late.

Tutorial Sessions: Tutoring sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45 to 4:45 pm. All students are encouraged to attend as the sessions are geared specifically for the students’ level. Students can make arrangements for additional assistance.

Last Modified on December 17, 2013