Welcome to 7th Grade Math
7th Grade Mathematics Course Description
Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships, including number, geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability. Students use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems. Students communicate information about geometric figures or situations by quantifying attributes, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and use the procedures to solve problems. Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. While the use of all types of technology is important, the emphasis on algebra readiness skills necessitates the implementation of graphing technology.
7th Grade Pre-Algebra Course Description
This is an advanced math course. It is an in-depth study of introductory concepts necessary before taking Algebra I. Concepts of equations, integers, number theory, rational numbers, inequalities, percent, and geometry are explored. Students will be introduced to graphing technology as they solve problems in real-world contexts. Pre-Algebra students will take the STAAR Math Grade 8 assessment. Students must meet the following to be enrolled in Pre-Algebra in 7th grade: (1) year-to-date math average at completion of 5th six weeks ≥ 90, (2)Masters performance on 6th grade Math STAAR test, (3) Successful completion of placement test (4) Teacher recommendation.