# Mrs. Alanis' Class

## Contact Information

Conference Period 11:17-Noon

## 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

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.

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