The Grade 7 Mathematics Program
Grade 7 students will be enrolled in two mathematics courses: A full year Math 7 course and a semester-based middle school Geometry course.
The Math 7 curriculum outline follows the Common Core's Mathematics Grade 7 curriculum. It includes an overview of the real number system including an extensive look at irrational numbers, the simplification of real numbers with more sophisticated operations, the simplification and solving of various types of algebraic expressions and equations, ratios and proportional reasonings and applications, the application of algebra with rational expressions, simplification by applying laws of exponents, arithmetic and geometric sequences, slope as a rate of change, and coordinate geometry applications including generating tables and the collection of data.
The middle school Geometry course will focus on the topics of Geometry in addition to Probability and Statistics. Units include “Geometry Constructions,” “Geometry Connections,” “Transformational Geometry,” “Statistics,” and“Probability.” Each unit is enriched with several discovery-based activities to allow students an inductive approach to mathematics. Several hands-on materials, as well as technology, will be utilized to develop a deeper understanding of concepts. The Interactive Math Program is one of the resources used to supplement this program. This will be available online for teachers to use with their interactive whiteboards. Several Grade 7 and Grade 8 framework standards will be addressed during this course. This course will be vital to the comprehensive mathematics program offered at the middle and high school, and therefore is a mandatory course.
All Grade 7 framework standards will be exposed to students prior to the testing of MCAS in the spring. This includes the second semester of Math Connections and both levels of Math 7.