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. Number, Operations, and Quantitative Reasoning
2. Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Thinking
3. Geometryand Spatial Reasoning
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:
1) PROMPT 2) POSITIVE 3) POLITE 4)PREPARED 5) PRODUCTIVE
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 astudent chooses not to behave in an appropriate manner, the following steps will be taken, not necessarily in this order:
2) Student/Teacher Conference
3) Parent/ Student/ Teacher Conference
“Every student has a right to learnand I will teach that student. Any student who interferes with that processwill face the consequences and any student who participates in the learningprocess will be rewarded accordingly.”
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.