7th Math Syllabus (Richey)

7th Grade Math Syllabus


Instructor Information



Office Location & Hours

Patsy D. Richey


7:00 – 7:30 and 3:00 – 3:30

by appointment

General Information

Course Description & Timeline

The seventh-grade math curriculum focuses on the following concepts and skills:

August – Ratios and Proportional Relationships

  • Compute unit rates.
  • Recognize and represent proportional relationships.
  • Use proportional relationships to solve multi-step problems.

    September/October – The Number System with an emphasis on rational numbers

  • Add and subtract rational numbers.
  • Multiply and divide rational numbers.
  • Solve problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

    October – December – Expressions and Equations

  • Add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
  • Generate equivalent expressions.
  • Solve multi-step real-world and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers presented in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals).
  • Solve problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations and inequalities.

    January/February – Percent and Proportional Relationships

  • Use proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.

    February/March – Statistics and Probability

  • Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
  • Use data from a random sample to draw inferences about a population.
  • Informally assess the degree of visual overlap of two numerical data distributions with similar variabilities.
  • Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
  • Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring.
  • Predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability.
  • Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events.
  • Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.

    April/May – Geometry

  • Reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.
  • Draw geometric shapes with given conditions.
  • Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems.
  • Know and use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multi-step problem to write and solve simple equations 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.

    The major content of the grade level curriculum is underlined.  The topics not underlined are supporting content.


    Course Materials

    Required Daily Materials

  • 1 to 1 device
  • School-issued agenda
  • Calculator (TI-30XIIS)

Other Materials

Throughout the year, other materials may be necessary on a temporary basis.  Those supplies and dates needed will be posted.

Required Text

We do have access to a textbook if needed.  However, we will use a digital textbook available through CK-12.org.  It can be downloaded for use offline. 

Classroom Grading Process

Text Box: Grades will be determined by the following percentages: Classwork/Homework 25% Quizzes 20% Tests 40% Final Exam/TN Ready 15% The grading scale is as follows: 

93 – 100  A

85 -92     B

76 – 84    C

70 – 75    D

0 – 69      F


Middle Schoolers gain larger benefits from homework than elementary students. (Information from edutopia.org) Therefore, students will have a reasonable amount of homework most nights.  Students should list the assignment in the agenda before leaving class.  Following our expectations of being ready, students should have homework at the beginning of the next class unless stated otherwise.

Absentee Policy

See HUS Student Handbook.  However, please make every effort to get caught up as soon as possible.  Things to do to get caught up tend to snowball quickly.

Additional Information and Resources

General Classroom Expectations and Classroom Management Plan

HUS participates in schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.  Thus, appropriate behavior will be acknowledged throughout the year with such things as Class Dojo points, earning feathers, and earning golden feathers.

Students should:

Be ready.

Be respectful.

Be responsible.


Students who do not cooperate with the rules and procedures of the classroom and/or school will be handled on a case by case basis.  Generally, the following actions will take place in following order:  warning, student conference, parent contact, and office referral.


Acknowledgement of Receipt of the Syllabus

Please sign and return.

I verify that I have received a copy of the 7th Grade Math Syllabus.   I understand the policies and procedures for this class.   

Student’s Name: _________________________________________________

Student’s Signature: _________________________________________________

Date:  ________________________________________________________

Student’s e-mail address: _________________________________________________


Parent/Guardian’s Name: _________________________________________________

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