Welcome White Team Math Students
Hello! I'm Mrs. Hill.
Welcome to 7th grade math
Below is an overview of expectations of White Team math students
Supplies needed everyday
composition notebook or a spiral notebook for class notes
pencils and eraser
folder for homework
A calculator is required for MCAS and is needed for certain standards during the year.
Daily in-class expectations
Come to class with a pencil, your homework folder, and a notebook.
Come to class with a willingness to try new content and to work through challenging problems that apply new concepts.
Do your homework, as assigned, independently.
How students are graded
In class participation is key!
Homework is assigned, Monday through Thursday
Brief quiz, weekly
Tests, follows each unit
End of quarterly assessment: This is a two day exam; layout is very similar to MCAS.
MCAS, scheduled in late spring of 2017
MAP assessment (not graded) is taken in the beginning of each quarter. It is a tool used district wide for monitoring student growth.
Homework is 10% of the final grade
Quizzes, test and quarterly is 90% of the final grade.
After schools hours: I am after school on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 3:30
Content: 7th graders are taught the Common Core State Standards. (Click on it to access.)
Also, I have written a parent’s guide to the CCSS, you can find a link to this resource on the bottom of this page.
Edward B. Burger, Matthew R. Larson. (2014). Go Math, Middle School Grade 7. Orlando, Florida: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Wendi Silvano. (2008). Pre-Algebra, Daily Skill Builders. Greensboro, North Carolina: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-58037-445-3)
Judith A. Muschla. (2012). Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass.
Glenda Lappan, Margaret Schwan Smith. (2012). More Rich & Engaging Mathematical Tasks, Grades 5 -9, Reston, Virginia: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Spectrum Math, Grade 7. carsondellosa.com/spectrum. ISBN: 978-1-4838-0875
Catherine Hill. (2014). Grade 7 Mathematics Common Core Standards Explained, a parent’s guide to the standards.I would urge all 7th graders to look to the left and click on MY LINKS. You will find the following selections.1. Be a zero hero!This is a challenging subtraction site.Read the directions as you go along and you will be successful.
2. Boost your multiplication factsHere you can practice your times tables. Take pride in knowing these facts.3. Integer footballGreat practice for adding and subtracting positive and negative integers.Click on the number line to choose your answer.4. More about zero pairs.This site will bring you to a PowerPoint tutorial. It is priceless.5. Calculation Nation.You have to register first. It is free. You will find the games very challenging.6. MCAS practiceThis is a Department of Education site that provides sample questions from the MCAS.This is an excellent way to make yourself comfortable with the style of questions theMCAS has and to sharpen your math skills.