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School Year: Spring  Semester

 

Course Name

Mathematics

Course Code

27.0220001

 

School Name

Stone Mountain Middle

Teacher Name

Seumeika Blake

Wilkenda Davis

School Phone Number

678-676-4802

Teacher Email

Seumeika_l_blake@dekalbschoolsga.org

 

School Website

www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/stonemountainms/                                                                        

 

Teacher Website

http://stonemountainms.dekalb.k12.ga.us/seumeikablake.aspx

 

 

Course Description

In Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

 

Curriculum Overview

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Unit 4 Inferences: Chapter 14: Data Collection     Chapter 15: Comparing Populations

Unit 5 Geometry: Chapter 9:Using Geometry   Chapter 10: Triangles    Chapter 12: Circles

Chapter 13: Slicing Three-Dimensional Figures

Unit 6 Probability – Chapter 16: Introduction to Probability    Chapter 17: Probability of Compound Events

The Common Core Standards and supporting instructional materials are available at https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core/Pages/Math-6-8.aspx and https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Parents.aspx .

 

BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Title

 

Carnegie Learning: Middle School Math Grade 7: A Common Core GPS Course Student Text

ISBN

 

978-1-60972-177-0

 

Replacement Cost

$17.00

Online book and/or resources

www.resources.carnegielearning.com/

Online student access code (school specific)

68937-6490

Please Use FirstClass Email accounts as your username when registering.

(First name _Middle initial _ Last name@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us)

 

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.

 

GRADING CATEGORIES

*GRADE PROTOCOL

Formative Assessment - 0%

Assessment During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%

A             90 – 100                              

B             80 – 89                                                 

C             71 – 79

D             70

F              Below 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: 

*English Learners (ELs) must not receive numerical or letter grades for the core content areas in elementary and middle school during their first year of language development. A grade of CS or CU must be assigned. This rule may be extended beyond the first year with approval from the EL Studies Program. English Learners must receive a grade for ESOL courses.

 

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

STUDENT PROGRESS

Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester.  The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.

HOMEWORK

Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.  Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.  It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.

MAKE-UP WORK

DUE TO ABSENCES

When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.

SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS

1.     Be On Time and Prepared.

2.     No Eating, Sleeping, or Grooming in Class.

3.     Obtain Permission Before Speaking or Leaving Your Seat

4.     Once You Enter the Classroom, Remain Seated And Begin Your Assignment.

Students must adhere to the DCSD Student Code of Conduct, as well as specific classroom rules.

 

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

1.     3 inch (Hardback) 3-ring binder

2.     Pencils

3.     Notebook paper

4.     Hand-held pencil sharper

5.     Hand Sanitizer, Kleenex, Paper Towels

6.     1 pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers

***Bold items stay in classroom***

EXTRA HELP

 

If any student feels he/she needs extra help to make up work from an absence, they are encouraged to see me and set up a time to gain assistance.

PARENTS AS PARTNERS

 

Family involvement is an essential element for a students success in mathematics. Be positive and support homework, don’t do it for them. Think of yourself as a guide rather than your childs teacher. You can help by asking questions and listening. You may also help by visiting the online resources and encouraging your child to take advantage of the tutorials, interactive activities, and other online resources listed above. For those without home web access, check with your childs classroom teacher or the middle school library.

 

 

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