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Levey Middle School

Course Syllabus



Title of Course:  7th grade STEM Algebra


Teacher:  Mrs. Burnham

Voice mail:  746-8950 

Email address:

Team Meeting Time 12:03-12:27


1. Course Description

Algebra introduces the technique of abstract reasoning in mathematics.  Its major function is to make students aware of the far-reaching relationships that exist in mathematics.  The course introduces students to the language of algebra.  The main focus of the course is working with equations, inequalities, graphing of functions, factoring, data and statistics, probability, and the quadratic formula.  In each of the topics, the process of solving real world problems is emphasized.


2. Goals of the Course

The goals of the course will enable students

-          To move towards more independence in learning mathematics

-          To understand the mathematical process, rather than memorize the procedure

-          To find different strategies and methods when solving problems

-          To read and interpret the book, using it as a resource

-          To communicate algebraic concepts in both oral and written form

-          To make connections within mathematics and between mathematics and other fields


3. Organization of the Course

The units of study will be:

-          The Rules of Algebra

-          Signed Numbers

-          Working with Equations

-          Graphing

-          Data and Statistics

-          Probability

-          Formula and Functions

-          Systems of Equations

-          Exponents and Radicals

-          Polynomials

-          Quadratics

-          Proportions and Rational Equations





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Standards and Benchmarks

I.                   Patterns, Relationships and Functions

II.                Geometry and Measurement

III.             Data Analysis and Statistics

IV.             Number Sense and Numeration

V.                Numerical and Algebraic Operations and Analytical Thinking

VI.             Probability and Discrete Mathematics


4. Students Outcomes

As a result of this course, the students will be able to:


Rules of Algebra

-          Approximate answers

-          Evaluate a number in exponential and square root form

-          Evaluate an expression

-          Use the correct order of operations

-          Organize data in a matrix

-          Construct and graph on a rectangular coordinate system

-          Translate words into algebraic symbols

-          Calculate probability of events

-          Recognize equalities, inequalities and expressions

-          Use inverse operations to solve equations

-          Use the distributive property

-          Apply all of the above to solving real world problems


Signed Numbers

-          Represent numbers on a number line

-          Identify integers, rational and irrational numbers

-          Find the absolute value and opposite of real numbers

-          Use inequality symbols and graph inequalities

-          Add, subtract, multiply and divide real numbers

-          Use a scientific calculator to compute with real numbers

-          Multiply matrices


Working with Equations

-          Solve an equation with variables on both sides

-          Identify equations with no solution or multiple solutions

-          Solve matrix equations

-          Solve rate problems

-          Solve equations with absolute values or squared quantities

-          Working With Inequalities

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-    Use inequalities to classify angles

-          Solve geometric problems involving inequalities

-          Work with set notation

-          Solve compound inequalities

-          Use the distance or boundary algorithm to solve inequalities

-          Draw and interpret circle graphs, pictographs and artistic graphs


Second Semester



-          Construct graphs using tables and patterns

-          Write equations from tables

-          Identify the slope of a line in three ways

-          Interpret the slope of different lines

-          Determine and use the slope of different lines

-          Use a variety of forms of the linear equation

-          Write an equation of a line in point-slope form

-          Choose the most appropriate form of a linear equation for a given situation

-          Graph inequalities and absolute value equations in two variables

-          Graph parabolas    


Working with Formulas

-          Recognize, write and evaluate formulas

-          Use formulas of perimeter, area, volume and analytic geometry

-          Define a relation and a function

-          Identify the natural domain of a function

-          Graph functions

-          Determine the mean, median, and mode of a set of data


System of Equations

-          Recognize and solve a system of equations

-          Solve real world problems by graphing

-          Use substitution to solve linear and nonlinear systems

-          Solve systems of inequalities by graphing


Exponents and Radicals

-          Use and compute with scientific notation

-          Use the multiplication properties of exponents

-          Multiply polynomials by monomials

-          Use the division properties of exponents

-          Divide polynomials by monomials

-          Simplify expressions with negative and zero exponents

-          Identify, simplify, add and subtract radicals 

-          Rationalize expressions


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-          Interpret scatter plots



-          Identify and classify polynomials

-          Add, subtract and multiply polynomials

-          Recognize common factors of an expression

-          Factor trinomials



-          Graph the parabola

-          Find the range of a set of data

-          Find the deviation scores and the mean deviation of a set of data

-          Find quadratic relations


Data /Statistics and Probability

-          Explore statistics by gathering data

-          Display data using charts, graphs and other forms or representation

-          Make logical inferences from statistical data

-          Use tables, graphs and descriptive statistics to determine patterns, trends and outcomes

-          Explore the concepts of mean, median, mode and range

-          Display data using line plots, stem and leaf plots, box and whisker plots and scatter plots

-          Detect miss use of statistical or numerical information

-          Collect and discuss examples of likely and unlikely events

-          Express probability of simple events

-          Find combinatorics


Geometry and Measurement

-          Identify, describe, compare and classify geometric figures

-          Investigate the relationship between angles when parallel lines are cut by a transversal

-          Find the area, perimeter and circumference of different geometric figures

-          Find the volume of geometric solids such as prisms, cylinders, pyramids and cones

-          Recognize and use transformations, (translations, rotations, reflections and symmetry) on coordinate plane

-          Explore uses of the Pythagorean Theorem

-          Estimate the size of an object or a measurement






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5. Instructional Strategies

Due to the students’ different learning styles, I will incorporate a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate the needs of the students.  The following teaching strategies will be incorporated during instructional time:  


-          Written, oral, visual and tactile forms of presentations

-          An opportunity to discuss math concepts in small group form

-          The skills for developing an organized notebook

-          Daily review of prior concepts

-          An opportunity for communicating mathematically both orally an in written form

-          An opportunity to practice skills in class and for homework


6. Assessment Strategies

The following will be used to assess the success of a student in this class:

-          Tests

-          Daily homework

-          Classwork

-          Cooperative group work

-          Verbal demonstration

-          Projects

-          Written explanation of math concepts

-          Communication skills


7. Instructional Resources To Be Used

-          Algebra I - Glencoe-

-          Activity Worksheets

-          Calculators

-          Computers

-     Springboard Algebra 1-
In case your students need this below is the school access code for
Levey:    felicity
The student login information is as follows
Username: Student ID
Password: Birthday


8. Standards/Requirements for Successful Completion Of Course

A student successfully completing this course will:

-          Complete assignments and projects by their due dates

-          Participate in class discussions and activities

-          Work cooperatively in groups

-          Communicate math concepts both written and orally

-          Have a passing cumulative test grade







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9 . Grading Weights

Tests/Projects- 40%

Quizzes- 20%

Homework- 20%

Class work- 20%                                                      


School Grading Scale:

100%-99% A+            89%-88%  B+             79%-78%  C+             69%-68% D+

98%-94% A                87%-84% B                 77%-74% C                 67%- 64% D

93%-90% A-               83%- 80% B-              73% -70% C-              63%-60% D-

                                                                                                            59%-below F


10. Geometry Requirement

In order for a student to take Geometry in the 9th grade, the student must earn an 84% or higher final grade in their Algebra I class.


11. Behavior Expectations


All students are expected to adhere to all school and class rules.


Class Rules

Be prepared: Bring all materials to class every day.

Follow directions the first time they are given.

Raise your hand and be recognized before speaking.

Treat everyone with respect.



7th grade Syllabus

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                                                 Levey Middle School


Course Syllabus 


Title of Course: Mathematics, Grade 7


Teacher: Mrs. Burnham

Voice Mail 248-746-8740


1.  Course Description

Seventh grade mathematics is a course that strengthens and extends arithmetic and problem solving skills. This includes work with fractions, decimals, percents and integers. Seventh grade mathematics also features studies in the concepts of area, perimeter, transformational geometry, measurement and interpretation of data. Logic, estimation and algebra skills will be used in solving problems. Calculators will be used.


2.  Goals of the Course


1.      To enable students to reason and think mathematically.

2.      To train students to be able to communicate verbally and in written form using mathematically terminology.

3.      To help students to value mathematics.

4.      To build students’ confidence in using mathematical concepts.

5.      To ensure that students will become more effective at solving mathematics problems.

6.      To equip students with the needed skills to work in a cooperative setting.

7.      To sharpen critical thinking skills.

8.      To foster an understanding that mathematics is interrelated with other subject areas and real life situations


3.  Organization of the Course


  The units of study will be:


1. Applications with Decimals                              5. Graphing


2. Applications with Fraction                               6. Statistics and Probability


3. Ratios, Proportions, and Percents                     7. Geometry and Measurement


4. Patterns and Number Sense                              8. Integers

a.       Divisibility Rules

b.      Order of Operations                               9. Algebra Topics




4.  Standard and Benchmarks


I.     Patterns, Relationships and Functions

II.    Geometry and Measurement

III.   Data Analysis and Statistics

IV.   Number Sense and Numeration

V.    Numerical and Algebraic Operations and Analytical Thinking

VI.   Probability and Discrete Mathematics




5.  Student Outcomes


As a result of this course, the students will be able to:


1.        use problem solving strategies to improve the thought processes of logical and           critical thinking.


2.    demonstrate an understanding of and ability to operate and estimate with whole  

              numbers, fractions, decimals, integers and rational numbers.


3         understand, measure, estimate and convert within the Metric System and the

 English System.


   4.    Identify, describe, compare and classify geometric figures.


      5.    solve geometric problems of perimeter, circumference and area in units of both

 systems using formulas and other tools.


6.    perform all four operations with rational numbers and demonstrate the ability

 to understand and use the rules for signed numbers.


7.    understand ratios, recognize and use proportions to solve problems, convert     

 percents and solve percentage problems.


      8.    explore statistics by gathering data using charts, graphs and other ways to

    display data.


   9.     make logical inferences from statistical data.


     10.    use tables, graphs, descriptive statistical to determined patterns, trends

              and outcomes.





     11.    explore the concepts of mean, median, mode, range, line plot, stem and leaf



12.        solve simple algebraic equations using the four basic operations in each of

the number systems.


13.        identify and apply function concepts.


      14.    demonstrate the ability to draw and construct two and three dimensional



      15.     solve practical problems using congruence and similarity of geometric figures.


      16.   demonstrate an ability to solve problems using tables and graphs.


      17.   use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical




6.  Instructional Strategies


1.      Actively involve students in cooperative learning and peer tutoring experiences

to develop confidence, flexibility, and teamwork skills.


2.      Use a variety of manipulatives to strengthen mathematical skills.


3.      Use computer and calculators to enhance technological skills.


4.      Pursue open-ended problems and extended problem-solving investigations.


5.      Be a facilitator of learning using multi-sensory learning styles.


6.      Assess learning as an integral part of instruction.



   7.      Assessment Strategies


In addition to class-work, home-work, quizzes and tests, the following performances

assessment measure will be incorporated;

·         Observation Checklist

·         Student Notebook

·         Student Self Assessment

·         Math Investigation Project (Scored by rubrics)




    8.  Standard/Requirement for Successful Completion of Course


    A report card grade of A, B, or C at the end of the school year constitutes successful             completion of the course. Report card grades are based on homework, tests, quizzes,  

   investigation projects, classroom participation, and student notebook.



   9.  Textbooks/Resource to be used


   Textbook and Resource Kit: Mathematics  (applications and connections) Course 2

   Publisher: Glencoe

   Resources: Wide variety of teacher selected materials and manipulative.

   Calculator: TI-Math Explorer  and Springboard Mathematics 1, 2, and 3




    10. Grading Policy

 The following points will be given to each assessment:

 Test- 100                                 Homework- 10                        Projects- 100

 Quizzes- 50                             Classwork - 10


100-93   A                   86-83   B                     76-73   C                     66-63   D

92- 90    A-                  82-80   B-                    72-70   C-                    62-60   D-

89-87     B+                 79-77   C+                   69-67   D+                   59-       F



   11. Behavior Expectations


Students are expected to display proper conduct at all times (stay in seat, raise hand to ask and answer questions, respect others and their property). Students are expected to come to class prepared to work with the proper materials (paper, pencil, book,  and notebook). Students are encouraged to participate in all class discussions and ask questions when necessary for the understanding of the lessons.




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