Last modified Nov 30

# 7th Grade Math

• 7th Grade IB Math Standards:

IB MYP Math

Assessment Criteria Grade 6 Year 1

 Criterion A Knowing and Understanding At the end of Year 1, students should be able to: i. select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations ii. apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems iii. solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts. Criterion B Investigating Patterns At the end of Year 1, students should be able to: i. apply mathematical problem-solving techniques to recognize patterns ii. describe patterns as relationships or general rules consistent with correct findings iii. verify whether the pattern works for other examples. Criterion C Communicating At the end of Year 1, students should be able to: i. use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written statements ii. use different forms of mathematical representation to present information iii. communicate coherent mathematical lines of reasoning iv. organize information using a logical structure Criterion D Applying Math in Real-life Contexts At the end of Year 1, students should be able to: i. identify relevant elements of authentic real-life situations ii. select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic real-life situations iii. apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution iv. explain the degree of accuracy of a solution v. describe whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic real-life situation

IB MYP Math

Assessment Criteria Grade 8 Year 3

 Criterion A Knowing and Understanding At the end of Year 3, students should be able to: i. select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations ii. apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems iii. solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts. Criterion B Investigating Patterns At the end of Year 3, students should be able to: i. select and apply mathematical problem-solving techniques to discover complex patterns ii. describe patterns as relationships and/or general rules consistent with findings iii. verify and justify relationships and/or general rules Criterion C Communicating At the end of Year 3, students should be able to: i. use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written explanations ii. use different forms of mathematical representation to present information iii. move between different forms of mathematical representation iv. communicate complete and coherent mathematical lines of reasoning v. organize information using a logical structure. Criterion D Applying Math in Real-life Contexts At the end of Year 3, students should be able to: i. identify relevant elements of authentic real-life situations ii. select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic real-life situations iii. apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution iv. explain the degree of accuracy of a solution v. explain whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic real-life situation

Performance Descriptors

 IB Score Letter Score & Percentage Range Did not reach the standard 0 F Below 70% Minimal, limited, has difficulty 1-2 D 70-76% Adequate, somewhat 3-4 C/B- 77-85% Considerable, good, mostly accurate, appropriate 5-6 B/A- 86-93% Thorough, clear, effective, excellent, accurate with variety/detail 7-8 A 94-100%

Our Mathematical Mission:  As we approach the half way point the 7th grade class is preparing for the annual Math Bowl Tournament held at Xavier High School in Appleton.  This friendly competition consists of schools around the state pitting their math schools against each other.  We practice one day a week during their lunch hour.  It is both a fun and rewarding experience for each student that partakes in this event.  It is open to all middle school students and their is no fee for them.  Each year Holy Family is represented well by 40-50 students.

YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO GIVE ! 100%, 100% of the TIME

Class time: You   will be expected to give 100%.  Participation is the key to your success.  The “A” students ask questions.  Be all that you can be and ask the question.  We work hard every day.  When you go to band class you play your instrument, when you attend math class you will be doing math each and every day and have fun doing it.

Independent Work time/Homework: Although you will be given plenty of class time to learn and practice your new skills;part of your success will involve you thinking and working on your own.  You can expect homework 3 days a week.  This can be completed during class time, study hall or outside of the school day.

The 7th graders performed well at the Math Bowl at Xavier HS on Friday January 16th. The solved many challenging math problems both individually and as a group.

Course Description

Algebra I is a full year algebra course which has no prerequisite.  All students at BHS are required to take and pass Algebra I, some students may have taken it at the middle school.  The Algebra I course reflects the belief that the BelchertownHigh Schooleducational community fosters academic excellence and responsible citizenship in a positive, safe and respectful environment in order to develop productive contributors to society.

Algebra I students are expected to:

• Read mathematical problems actively and critically.
• Write effective solutions to problems and projects
• Present solutions to problems effectively
• Use a variety of appropriate resources including the computer and calculator to solve mathematical problems
• Employ multiple critical and creative thinking strategies in reasoning and problem solving
• Demonstrate a knowledge and appreciation of how mathematics can be used outside the mathematics classroom
• And meet all of the course objectives listed below

Topics Include:

• Connecting with Algebra
• Using Real Numbers
• Balancing Equations
• Graphing to find slope
• Writing linear equations
• Solving and graphing linear inequalities
• Systems of linear equations and inequalities
• Rules of exponents
• Polynomials and Factoring
• Solving quadratic equations and functions
• Radicals and Geometry
• Rational Equations and Functions
• Probability and Statistical Data Analysis

It is a full year course (5 – graduation credits)

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

• Apply and demonstrate the different way numbers are represented and used in the real world
• Determine the effects of operations on numbers and the relationships among these operations
• Select appropriate operations, and compute for problem solving
• Write and solve single and multi-step equations including real-world applications
• Explain how rates and ratios are similar or different
• Use rates and ratios to model and solve real-life problems
• Articulate under what conditions a relation is a function
• Describe, analyze, and generalize a wide variety of patterns, relations, and functions
• Display representations of a functions (equations, graphs, and tables)
• Connect representations of a function in a real world context and communicate mathematical thinking
• Solve systems of equations using various methods
• Use inequalities in an applied application to solve/evaluate real world data
• Identify, graph and analyze an exponential growth and decay function
• Apply various types of factoring methods to solve real-world problems
• Graph, analyze and solve quadratic equations
• Explain the concept of radical functions as applied to Geometry
• Explain the concept of rational functions as applied to a specific real-world situations
• Find probabilities of simple and compound events
• Analyze, create, display and interpret data using statistical methods

Textbook

Algebra I – Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy Kanold and Lee Stiff -Published by McDougal Littell – 2007.  An online copy is also available at home after you log on to the book web-site and set up an account

Book Web-site: http://www.classzone.com/

## Homework/Tests

The week of 5/8-5/12

Mon:Solving Quadratics

Tues:Solving Quadratics

Wed:Solving Quadratics

Thurs: Solving Quadratics

Fri: Solving Quadratics Test

http://mathcounts.org/resources/problem-of-the-week

## Learning Links

On-line Access: www.classzone.com

Access Code: 4630363-560

http://www.greenemath.com/VideoDirectory.html

This is a great video resource

## Curriculum

Syllabus: Algebra I (Gr7)

The content of Algebra 1 is organized around families of functions, with special

emphasis on linear and quadratic functions. As you learn about each family of

functions, you will learn to represent them in many ways – as verbal descriptions,

equations, tables and graphs. You will also learn to model real-world situations using

functions in order to solve problems arising from those situations.

In addition to algebra content, Algebra 1 includes lessons on probability and data

analysis as well as numerous examples and exercises involving geometry.

### Algebra Standards:

Understand patterns, relations, and functions; represent and analyze mathematical

situations and structures using algebraic symbols; use mathematical models to

represent and understand quantitative relationships; analyze change in various

contexts.