In Math 7 Accelerated, we will follow a course of study that is based on the Common Core State Standards. This set of national standards in mathematics emphasizes a deep level of rigor and understanding.
The focal points include ratios, proportional relationships, rational numbers, expressions, equations, geometry, statistics, and probability. These standards are intended to better equip students with the skills necessary to become productive citizens of the 21st century.
Also included are standards from Math 8, including the real number system, functions, exponents, and additional topics in geometry and statistics.
The curriculum is drawn primarily from Big Ideas Math: Modeling Real Life, authored by Dr. Ron Larson and Dr. Laurie Boswell. This textbook is fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards and was completely updated in 2019.
Students who take and pass Math 7 Accelerated are eligible to enroll in Algebra 1 as 8th graders, at the discretion of the teacher. High school math credit is awarded to 8th graders who take and pass Algebra 1.
For further details regarding rules, procedures, and instructional support, please read the class syllabus. To see an overview of the content and pacing of this class, please refer to the curriculum map.
ONLINE RESOURCES FROM BIG IDEAS MATH
View videos containing examples from each lesson in the textbook.
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