Pre-Algebra

Pre Algebra

In the 7th grade pre algebra class, we will be using Big Ideas Math: Red Accelerated. Concepts covered in this course include:

  • Integers
  • Rational Numbers
  • Expressions and Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Percents
  • Constructions and Scale Drawings
  • Circles and Area
  • Surface Area and Volume
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Transformations
  • Angles and Triangles
  • Graphing and Writing Linear Equations
  • Real Numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Volume and Similar Solids
  • Exponents and Scientific Notation

Classroom Rules

Classroom rules are the same as defined in the student handbook. Students are expected to show respect to themselves, others and property. In order to be marked on time, students need be in their assigned seats and working on their starter when the bell rings.

Assignments and Make-up Work
Students will have some math homework every night, Monday-Thursday, to reinforce what has been taught that day in class. Homework will occasionally be assigned on Fridays as well. Homework papers need to be completed on loose-leaf paper with a heading that includes the student's name, date, class, and assignment. Math assignments should be completed in pencil.

Absent Work: Students will have as many days as they were gone to make up missed work for full credit. For example, if you are sick for two days, you will have two days after come back to turn in your work for full credit. It is a good idea to call a friend or look at the website for the homework so you won't have so much to do once you come back to class.

Late Work: Homework assignments can be turned in late for partial credit, but assignments will not be accepted if more than 10 days late. Students will lose one point for each day late.

Materials Needed

  • 3 ring binder and 5 dividers
  • Notebook paper
  • Graph paper
  • #2 pencils
  • Scientific calculator (TI30 or TI34 recommended)
  • Red pen
  • Dry Erase Marker (to be turned in to teacher)
  • If possible: pump bottle of hand sanitizer for the room


Grades

90-100 = A

80-89 = B

70-79 = C

60-69 = D

0-59 = F

These grades are a combination of homework, tests, and daily participation.



Questions or Concerns

Students may request math assistance during common time or at homework lab (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4).

Mrs. Peters can be reached at school during regular hours. The use of email is effective and strongly encouraged.