This is the current schedule for the year. The dates may change depending on student understanding and mastery, as well as any unforseen delays that may push us back. THe following schedule for the year sums up what each unit will be. I did not put in any dates on assessments as I am not sure the exact day I currently will be giving them. If a student struggles in any of the areas described below please let me know so I can make sure that I am working on those skills before we reach them.
The Tennative Schedule for this year will be as follows
Jo Bohlar and Welcome Week
This week will focus on introducing the students to what will happen in class, routines, and get the students to start thinking crtical as we move into the school year. We may also be doing some assessments to gauge where each student is at, as well as getting common technologies and websites working.
Monday 8/30- Thursday 10/15
Ratio and Proportions
7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, and 7.RP.3
During this unit students will discuss what creates a ratio, as well as the difference between a ratio and a proportion. Students will also be expected to find the constant of proportionality of table, graphs, and equations through word problems. Students will be asked to find Tax, Tip, Discount, Percent Increase, Mark Up, Percent Decrease, Percent Error, and Percent change as we move through the unit. There will be two test and a project for this unit during the unit.
Monday 10/19 - 11/24
7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.NS. 3
During this unit students will explore working with rational numbers Rational numbers are both postivie and negative numbers, as well as fractions and decimals. This unit is strictly calculator inactive as we explore the rules of order of operation, how to multiply and divide negative numbers, as well as dividing fractions and decimals. This unit will have at least one test.
Monday 11/30- 12/18
7.SP.5, 7.SP.6 7.SP.7
This unit students will explore simple and compound probablity. We will be looking at how to determine the likelyhood of events occuring from flipping a coin four times, rolling a dice, and drawing from playing cards. Students will use their proability skills to assess if outcomes will occur, and make choices based off the information.
Wednesday 1/6- 1/22
During this unit students will explore algebraic expressions. This is a critical unit on combining like terms, as it takes the information from the first two units and applys them. This unit will be a mixture of calculator active and inactive. Students will be expected to be confident in multiply and divinging double digit numbers, adding and subtracting fractions. This unit will have one test. I will caution as this is the unit that historically most students struggle in due to the nature of the questions being asked.
Monday 1/25- 3/5
Equations and Inequalities
This unit will have students take word problems and write two step equations and inequalities. Students will be expected to graph inequalities on a numberline, follow the order of operations, as well as work backwards to solve the equation or inequality. This will have at least two test during the course of this unit.
Monday 3/8- 3/26
7.g.1, 7.g.2, 7.g.3, 7.g.4, 7.g.5, 7.g.6
This unit is our geometry unit. Student will be asked to find if three sides will add up to make a triangle just from their lenghts, determine the area of composite shapes, find the surface area and volume of 3-D shapes (Traingular and Rectangular prisms, Pyramids, and Complex 3d Shapes), Students will also explore how to find the area of a circle, examine the relationship between circumfrence and diameter of circles. This unit will be calculator activite as the numbers do become a little tedious to work out by hand. Students will be expected to solve word problems, and sketch shapes to answer the problems.
Population, Sample, and Data Analysis
7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4
This unit we examine data sets and students draw conclusions from the data looking at Mean, Median, Mode, Range and Mean Absolute Deviation. Students will also look at populations and survey to determine if they have bias in the way they are asking questions to influence the result. Students will compare two sets of data to determine which is the better set in the criteria set. This will have at least one test and a project.
The rest of the year will be review activities or used to to help supplement any unforseen delays we may encounter as the school year progressies.