Course Description
Students extend their study of mathematical topics such as problem solving,
fractions, decimals,
percents, geometry, and algebra. They also study integers, rational numbers ,
measurement,
probability, and statistics.
Relevance
Grade 7 mathematics allows students to deepen their understanding of math. They
extend their
understanding of number relationships to integers and proportional reasoning.
They apply
problem solving strategies to real world situations and develop a deeper
understanding of
probability, statistics, and geometry.
Course Standards
A. Mathematical Processes 
C. Geometry 
E. Statistics and Probability 
B. Number Relationships 
D. Measurement 
F. Algebraic Relationships 
Lifelong Learning Standards
•Knowledgeable person 
•Effective communicator 
•Quality producer 
• Complex thinker 
•Selfdirected learner 
•Contributing citizen 
Course Outline
Quarter 1
Chapter 1.11.12 Algebraic Reasoning: exponents, order of operations ,
properties, expressions ,
and equations
Chapter 2.12.8 Integers and Rational Numbers: integer operations and number
sense
Quarter 2
Chapter 2.92.11 Integers and Rational Numbers: fractions and decimals
Chapter 3.13.12 Applying Rational Numbers: decimal and fraction operations
Chapter 4.14.5 Patterns and Functions: graphs and the coordinate plane
Chapter 5.15.5 Proportional Relationships: ratios, rates, and proportions
Quarter 3
Chapter 5.75.9 Proportional Relationships: similar figures and scale drawing
Chapter 6.16.5 Percents: fractions, decimals, and percents
Chapter 7.17.10 Collecting, Displaying, and Analyzing Data: mean, median, mode,
and graphs
Chapter 8.18.8 Geometric Figures: vocabulary, angles, polygons, triangles,
quadrilaterals,
circles
Quarter 4
Chapter 8.98.11 Geometric Figures: transformations and symmetry
Chapter 9.19.7 Measurement: Two Dimensional Figures: perimeter, circumference,
area,
squares, and square roots
Chapter 10.110.4 Measurement: Three Dimensional Figures: volume and surface
area of
cylinders and prisms
Chapter 11.111.7 Probability: experimental and theoretical probability,
combinations , and
permutations.
BoardApproved Instructional Materials
Bennett, Burger, et al., Middle School Mathematics Course 2, Holt, 2007 (ISBN
00303851)
Parents as Partners
Family involvement is an essential element for a student’s success in
mathematics. Be positive
and support homework, don’t do it for them. Think of yourself as a guide rather
than your child’s
teacher. You can help by asking questions and listening. You may also help by
visiting the
online resources and encouraging your child to take advantage of the tutorials,
interactive
activities, and other online resources listed above. For those without home web
access, the Holt
One Stop CD is available for check out from your child’s classroom teacher or
the middle school
library.
Methods of Assessment
KUSD common assessments; unit assessments; quizzes; projects
BoardApproved Grading Scale
Excerpts taken from School Board Rule 6452
GRADING SCALE
A+=98100 percent 
B+=8689 percent 
C+=7679 percent 
D+=6669 percent 
A=9397 percent 
B=8385 percent 
C=7375 percent 
D=6365 percent 
A=9092 percent 
B=8082 percent 
C=7072 percent 
D=6062 percent 



F=059 percent 
MAKEUP WORK
Students submitting work up to ten school days late without prior approval may
receive up to two grades lower on
the work than they would have received if the work had been submitted on time
(i.e., B+ lowered to a D+). Student
work submitted after ten school days without prior approval shall not be
accepted for credit and shall be recorded
with a score of zero .
Upon returning to school after an absence, a student has the responsibility
within the number of days equal to the
length of the absence or suspension to meet with the teacher to develop a plan
for making up missed work, quizzes,
and examinations. A truant student has the responsibility on the first day he or
she returns to the course/class to
meet with the teacher to develop a plan for making up missed work, quizzes, and
examinations. Lower grades may
not be given for late work due to excused absences, suspension, or truancy
unless the work is submitted later than
agreed upon deadlines.