To guide students towards greater independence and increased responsibility for their learning.
To develop critical, creative, and reflective thinkers through integrated language arts experiences and to encourage students to be active learners who accept both the challenge and responsibility for their own learning.
Number Systems – operations with rational numbers (positive and negative integers, decimals, and fractions); problem solving and order of operations with rational numbers; equivalent representations of a number; comparing quantities.
Ratios and Proportional Relationships – analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems; represent ratios in multiple ways; determine if two quantities are in a proportional relationship; identify the constant of proportionality from tables, graphs, and equations; use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems involving simple interest, tax, discounts, gratuities and commissions, fees, and percent of change.
Geometry - identify and draw geometric shapes with given conditions; know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles to solve for an unknown angle in a figure; solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Expressions and Equations – combine like terms to simplify algebraic expressions; write and solve algebraic equations
Statistics and Probability – collect, organize and interpret data; calculate measures of central tendency; construct an accurate circle graph using a compass and a protractor; use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population; calculate the probability of simple and compound events.
Performance Tasks – all seventh grade students will complete two performance tasks, in which they will apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios
To enhance student's scientific literacy and to develop the essential inquiry skills needed to investigate complex problems.
Throughout the year, students will integrate quantitative and technical text to analyze and apply content in the classroom. Seventh grade students will further develop inquiry skills by constructing and interpreting data tables and graphs. This will allow students to make evidence-based claims using data and text to support their conclusions
To foster student exploration of the connection between geography and culture.
A central focus of the course will be to examine the key components that are shared by all cultures including the Middle East and Ancient Mesopotamia, the Indian Subcontinent, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Pre-Columbian Civilizations. To assist our students in reaching this goal, students will be expected to:
- Engage in authentic learning experiences,
- Begin exploration of primary source documents
- Further develop non-fiction literacy skills
- Trace common themes
- Collaborate to examine multiple perspectives
- Utilize digital media to strengthen understanding