Welcome to Math 7
Phone: (801) 370-4621 Ext: 1385
My name is Mr. Mitchell and I’m excited to be teaching Math 7 this year. I believe that anyone who puts forth the effort, is willing to make mistakes, and has the courage to ask for help, will succeed in this class.
Below is a simple outline of the most important topics we will be covering this year, but for a more complete outline of the curriculum, click the link below. It outlines the essential learning targets in black lettering but also includes additional topics that may be covered in blue lettering.
If you have any questions, concerns, or if there is anything you wish me know about your child, feel free to send me a private email. If a phone call is preferable, just let me know when the best time to contact you is and I’d be happy to call.
- Term 1: Rational Number Arithmetic
- Term 2: Proportional Relationships and Percentages
- Term 3: Proportional Relationships, Percentages, Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
- Term 4: Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
Measure of Achievement
Grades reflect the progress students have made in developing mathematical knowledge and skills. Tests and quizzes provide students with an opportunity to show how much they have learned. While classwork, taking notes, and homework will not be graded, participation in these activities will impact the students ability to learn the material and develop the needed skills.
- 93 – 100 A
- 90 – 92 A-
- 87 – 89 B+
- 83 – 86 B
- 80 – 82 B-
- 77 – 79 C+
- 73 – 76 C
- 70 – 72 C-
- 60 – 69 D
Students are encouraged to learn from their mistakes and retake tests when needed. Before a retake may be taken, students will need to show me their homework and class notes. As needed, students will be directed to complete their homework and/or class notes before the retake. Additionally, practice problems may be given to help them prepare for the retake. Once graded, the new score will replace the old one. Tests can be retaken up until the last week of the term.
Pencil and Eraser:
Because we all make mistakes
This will be used to help students navigate their notes and identify important concepts as they work individually and as groups to learn material
Used for writing and organizing notes
Folder or Binder:
To keep loose leaf paper organized
Class Notes / Notebooks:
Students will be required to take notes in class and encouraged extensively to refer to their notes as they develop mathematical thinking. Those who forget their notebooks have not come prepared for class and will still be expected to take notes. Repeated instances of failing to bring notebooks to class may result in lunch detention or a call home.
Students will be expected to be in their seats working on the Warm Up at the beginning of class each day. This helps students cement their understanding of topics previously learned and prepares them for the lesson ahead.
Students will take notes during class instruction and use them as their first source of help when they have questions.
In addition to taking notes, students will work in groups and contribute to class discussions. Mathematics is best learned by doing, so participation in class is key. Students are not expected to know all the answers or be correct all the time, but they are expected to try their best.
When a student misses class, the first sources they should turn to are their classmates and the outline included on Google Classroom. This class webpage will include links to helpful videos and practice problems. Where more support is required, I can be made available after school as needed.
Students are expected to use the restroom during their breaks but will be given 3 bathroom break tickets to use throughout the year. If used, students lose the privilege to leave class for this purpose. If unused, students may exchange them at the end of the year for Pride Cards.
This year I’ll be using Google Classroom to outline lessons, create quizzes, and provide students with additional material to help them learn material. While currently still in the works, it will be accessible to parents and students through the student’s school google account.
Centennial School Wide Rules
- Be on task and follow directions.
- Be in seat with needed materials when bell rings.
- Be polite, use appropriate positive language.
- Be aware of other’s personal space keeping hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
- Be persistent when challenged, it is appropriate to struggle.