Mrs. Alanis' Class

7th and 8th Grade Math

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