7th Math Syllabus (Ryan)

7th Grade Math Syllabus

Teacher Vincent Ryan:   ryanv@mauryk12.org

School Phone:  931-285-2300 | Fax 931-285-2612


School Address: 4235 Old State Road, Hampshire, TN 38461

Course Description

By the end of grade seven, students will understand and use the concept of proportional reasoning as well as pre algebraic reasoning and problems with geometric figures.

The standards are fully explained on the TnReady Common Standards website. http://tn.gov/education/article/mathematics-standards

TnReady Performance Standards

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.


 Content standards for Grade 7 are arranged within the following domains and clusters:

1) Students extend their understanding of ratios and develop understanding of proportionality to solve single- and multi-step problems. Students use their understanding of ratios and proportionality to solve a wide variety of percent problems, including those involving discounts, interest, taxes, tips, and percent increase or decrease. Students solve problems about scale drawings by relating corresponding lengths between the objects or by using the fact that relationships of lengths within an object are preserved in similar objects. Students graph proportional relationships and understand the unit rate informally as a measure of the steepness of the related line, called the slope. They distinguish proportional relationships from other relationships. (2) Students develop a unified understanding of number, recognizing fractions, decimals (that have a finite or a repeating decimal representation), and percents as different representations of rational numbers. Students extend addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to all rational numbers, maintaining the properties of operations and the relationships between addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division. By applying these properties, and by viewing negative numbers in terms of everyday contexts (e.g., amounts owed or temperatures below zero), students explain and interpret the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with negative numbers. They use the arithmetic of rational numbers as they formulate expressions and equations in one variable and use these equations to solve problems. (3) Students continue their work with area from Grade 6, solving problems involving the area and circumference of a circle and surface area of three-dimensional objects. In preparation for work on congruence and similarity in Grade 8 they reason about relationships among two-dimensional figures using scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and they gain familiarity with the relationships between angles formed by intersecting lines. Students work with three-dimensional figures, relating them to two-dimensional figures by examining cross-sections. They solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume of two- and three dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes and right prisms. (4) Students build on their previous work with single data distributions to compare two data distributions and address questions about differences between populations. They begin informal work with random sampling to generate data sets and learn about the importance of representative samples for drawing inferences.

Course Outline

1st semester

Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers






Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers







Proportional Relationships and Unit Rates








Rates with Fractions and Scale Drawings





Generating Equivalent Expressions




2nd semester

Solving Equations and Inequalities





Solve Geometry Problems with Equations and Expressions






Statistics and probability

7.SP.5 *

7.SP.6 *

Calculating Probabilities








Random Sampling and Population







7th Grade Math Syllabus

Requirements: Materials and Supplies

Materials/Supplies: Students are required to bring the following items to class every day.

• Pencils (preferred)

• 3 ring binder/Folder

• Notebook paper

• Section dividers (3-5 pack)

• Composition notebook (optional)

• School-issued student agenda

Rules & Classroom Management Policies

Students are expected to come to class everyday prepared and ready to learn with a positive attitude. Students are required to act in a behavior conducive to learning, according to HUS and MCBOE Public Schools code of conduct, If students

are not able to follow the rules, they will be disciplined according to the steps and procedures detailed in the Student Handbook.

Classroom Grading & Evaluation Policy

Students will receive a grade based on the following categories:

Tests 50%

Class work/ Homework 20%

Finals 15%

Quizzes 15%

Total 100%

A 100 – 93

B 92 – 85

C 84 – 76

D 75 - 70

F 69 and below

Class work: Participation in class activities and class assignments are important to informally assess student learning and understanding. All students are expected to participate in class.

. Students are expected to take notes in their composition notebooks or 3-ring binder. The notes can be used on the standards-based quizzes. Students are responsible for any work missed during the instructional hour.

Homework: Students will receive homework Monday-Thursday to enforce key math

concepts. Students are expected to complete and turn in all homework in a timely manner.

Homework is usually due the next day, unless otherwise specified by the teacher. In most cases, homework will be graded on effort and completion. Students will be given a daily quiz based on their homework which will be considered part of their classwork/homework grade.

Quizzes: A quiz will be given in preparation for the Unit test.

Students are allowed to correct or retake quizzes.

8th Grade Math Syllabus

Tests: A test will be given at the conclusion of every Unit. Students will have an in class

review the day before the test, which will include sample test questions. Tests should be

completed independently. Using notes, talking, or cheating during a test is NOT allowed.

If a student is absent, he or she is able to make up missed quizzes or test. However, they must stay after school; unless time is given in class

Late/Make-Up Work

Students are responsible for obtaining any missed work when they are absent. All homework is due by Friday of that week unless student is absent.  In the case of absence student will have 3 school days to submit any missing homework.

Extra Credit Policy & Procedures

Extra credit assignments are given periodically, and are for all students. Students have a choice whether they would like to participate or not. Extra credit will be offered at the

teacher’s discretion. Students should not rely on extra credit as a means for getting a high grade in the class.


Math tutorial is available in the morning from 7 to 7:30am if a student needs homework help or remediation.  After school tutoring is available but students must arrangements in advance due to coaching and meeting responsibilities.

7th Grade Math Syllabus

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the course syllabus, please

contact Mr. Ryan, or set up an appointment for a conference