# Mrs. Alanis' Class

## 7th and 8th Grade Math

## Classroom Guidelines

**Grading System**

Grades will be based on the following:

- Major Grades (Tests, projects, etc.) 50%
- Minor Grades (Homework, Class work, quizzes, etc.) 50%

**Supplies**

- Binder
- Grading Pens (no blue or black ink)
- Pencils
- Notebook Paper

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**Test Corrections**

Every student has an opportunity to retake a Major Test if they made below a 70 on it. However, he/she must do the following in order to retake it:

o Make test corrections

o Attend a tutorial session

## 7th Grade Syllabus

__1st Nine Weeks__

My child should be able to:

- solve real-world problems by using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of different kinds of numbers.
- find and show constant rates of change from different representations (tables, graphs, verbal, numbers, algebra)
- find solutions to problems involving rates, ratios, and percents.

__2nd Nine Weeks__

My child should be able to:

- solve problems involving scale drawings and similarity.
- solve problems using different types of graphs (dot plots, bar graph, circle graph)
think about what should happen in a probability situation.

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__3rd Nine Weeks__

My child should be able to:

- show linear relationships in different ways (table, graph, verbal, equation).
- find solutions to problems involving the volume of prisms and pyramids (triangles and rectangles).
find the circumference and area of circles.

solve area problems.

- use models to solve equations.

__4th Nine Weeks__

My child should be able to:

- solve problems using different types of graphs (dot plots, bar graph, circle graph)
compare the shapes, center, and spreads of two dot plots and two box plots

## 8th Grade Syllabus

__1st Nine Weeks__

My child should be able to:

- order a set of real numbers from real world situations
- use data from a table or graph to determine the rate/slope and y-intercept

__2nd Nine Weeks__

My child should be able to:

- identify functions using sets of ordered pairs, tables, mappings, and graphs.
- write an equation to model a linear relationship.
- solve problems involving the volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres.
- determine if a triangle is a right triangle using the Pythagorean Theorem

__3rd Nine Weeks__

My child should be able to:

- use algebraic representations to represent dilations on a coordinate plane.
- use a trend line to help make predictions.
- solve problems involving lateral and total surface area of prisms and cylinders.
- represent transformations algebraically for the coordinate plane.
- find the similarities and differences between simple and compound interest earnings.

__4th Nine Weeks__

Reviewing for the STAAR