7th Grade Mathematics Syllabus
Mr. Justin Bowland
Pre-Algebra. McGraw-Hill. 2012
This year in 7th grade mathematics, we will be digging into pre-algebra. This will be more challenging than previous years, but we will take our time understanding each and every concept. We start the year off with our biggest unit, which works with rational numbers and equations. The thirteen chapters in this book can be seen below, plus the addition of the final chapter, which looks into next year’s Algebra course. These chapters really go in depth on each subject, so we will master each skill before taking the tests at the end of each chapter. This course will also have bell ringers and daily warm-ups, which will get our mind focused on math.
Unit 1: Rational Numbers and Equations
Chapter 1: The Tools of Algebra
Chapter 2: Operations with Integers
Chapter 3: Operations with Rational Numbers
Chapter 4: Expressions and Equations
Chapter 5: Multi-Step Equations
Unit 2: Proportions and Similarity
Chapter 6: Ratio, Proportion, and Similar Figures
Chapter 7: Percent
Unit 3: Linear and Nonlinear Functions
Chapter 8: Linear Functions and Graphing
Chapter 9: Powers and Nonlinear Functions
Unit 4: Two- and Three-Dimensional Space
Chapter 10: Real Numbers and Right Triangles
Chapter 11: Distance and Angle
Chapter 12: Surface Area and Volume
Unit 5: Data Sets
Chapter 13: Statistics and Probability
Weighting of Grades/Grade Cutoffs:
Late Work/Missing Work:
Make-up Work Policy
Cell phones will not be allowed in class. Cell phones will be kept in student backpacks or classroom storage bins. If a student has a cell phone out during class I will take it and the student can get it from me at the end of the day. If it happens a second time the phone will be turned into the office and a parent will need to come to school to get the student’s phone.
iPads are to be used for educational purposes only. If a student is caught playing games, surfing the internet, or anything else that is NOT directly related to this class, their iPad privileges may be taken away.
Food & Beverages:
Water is the only beverage allowed in the classroom, unless it is a special occasion. No food or snacks will be allowed in class. Gum will be allowed, but if I find it anywhere but the trash we will lose that privilege.
Rewards for following the rules:
Written note of positive behaviors
Call/Email to parents
Teacher discretion awards
Discipline plan when rules are not followed:
Removal to hall/detention
Removal from class/administration action
It is up to my discretion on how to handle a student’s behavior, but may require sitting down and meeting with parents and/or an administrator to establish a plan of action.
I am extremely excited to get to know each of you and do some enjoyable and exciting things in the math this year. I look forward to having a fun and successful school year!