Presentation on theme: "Course Offerings – Math 7"— Presentation transcript:
1 Longfellow Middle School RISING 7TH GRADE ORIENTATION MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT
2 Course Offerings – Math 7 Math 7 OverviewMathematics 7 is a challenging program for students in grade 7. This program includes all of the Virginia Standards of Learning for mathematics for both grades 7 and 8 to ensure that students who enroll in Algebra I in grade 8 have mastered all the prerequisite SOL skills.The most important task in 7th grade mathematics is to transition elementary level math to middle school math in its sophistication and content.Math 7 teachers focus on terminology, notation and the nitty-gritty contentCourse Offerings for 8th Grade:Math 8Algebra 1
3 Math 7 – Units of Study Statistics Integers Number Systems and PropertiesRational NumbersNumerical and Algebraic ExpressionsEquations and InequalitiesRatio, Proportion and PercentFunctionsGeometryMeasurementProbability
4 Course Offerings- Math 7 Honors Math 7 Honors OverviewFantastic topics, lots of problem solvingTopics covered in this course tend to be of material that most people may never see.Introductory concepts to higher level math courses that many college bound students need.A different curriculum than Math 7, not an extension or at a faster pace.
5 Course Offerings-Math 7 Honors The Math 7 Honors course was created based on students who had finished the compacted math 6 curriculum and were not quite ready to take the high school level Algebra I Honors course in 7th grade. These students have mastered the material from 6th, 7th and 8th grade math. Math 7 Honors students are expected to know and use this knowledge with little to no review. Math 7 Honors lessons build on these skills and concepts in a challenging and rigorous manner.
6 Course Offerings - Math 7 Honors Students will take the 8th grade math SOL at the end of the school year.A college level text is used as a reference material for this course.Blackboard 24/7 is used extensively.Course offerings for 8th grade:Math 8Algebra 1Honors Algebra 1
7 Math 7 Honors – Units of Study Set Theory and the Real Number SystemProbabilityRational NumbersNumerical and Algebraic ExpressionsEquationsRatio, Proportions and PercentsFunctionsGeometryMeasurementStatisticsIntroduction to Trigonometry
8 Algebra 1 Honors – Units of Study This high school Algebra 1 course is designed for 7th graders ready to take a fast-paced, demanding, problem-solving –based algebra course with little or no outside tutoring. The content covers all the normal algebra topics including properties, solving equations and inequalities, linear systems, functions, polynomials, rational expressions, irrationals, and quadratic equations. Many homework problems will come from high school and college textbooks and math competitions.
9 Algebra 1 Course Overview Qualified students should have extremely good number sense and be able to already compute quickly and accurately with integers, decimals and fractions. The course content will be taught on a deep level, highlighting derivations of formulas and proofs of theorems.Course Offerings for 8th Grade:Honors Geometry
10 7th Grade Algebra 1 Honors Requirements for Honors Algebra 1 Grade 7Currently enrolled in compacted/advanced math course.91 percentile or better on the IAATPassed Advance on the Math 7 Standards of Learning (SOL).This is a high school credit course.
11 Co-curricular math activities Math CountsNVCTM ContestsVML ContestAMCRocket City
12 Course Offerings in Math 7 Special EducationSelf ContainedTeam-TaughtESOLFast Math
13 AP Calculus AB or AP Statistics Math Course SequenceNew 09-10Algebra 1GeometryAlgebra IIPrecalculus with TrigPrecalculus with TrigPrecalculus with TrigAP Calculus AB or AP Statistics
14 Contact InformationMarie Pelosi, Dept Chair (LMS)Vern Williams, Math Teacher(LMS)