Course/Class Expectations

Welcome to 7th grade math! I’m so ecstatic to be working with your middle school student as his/her 7th grade math teacher this year. I believe we are better when we work together. Let's work together to have a successful school year. Below you will find the course/class expectations.
 
Math 7 Course Description

In Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Mathematical Practices to be further developed in 7th Grade Math include the following:
 • Making sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 • Reasoning abstractly and quantitatively.
 • Constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others.
 • Modeling with mathematics.
 • Using appropriate tools strategically.
 • Attending to precision.
 • Looking for and making use of structure.
 • Looking for and expressing regularity in repeated reasoning.

Materials Needed Daily:
To be prepared for class, you will be expected to bring or have the following each day.
*Pencil Pouch or Bag with the following items: Pencils & covered pencil sharpener or extra lead, erasers, and a glue stick.
*Designated Math Notebook
*Completed Homework Assignment
*School Issued Agenda

Classroom Guidelines for Success:

·         Follow the 5 P’s…Be Polite, Positive, Prompt, Productive, Prepared

·         Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

·         No food, drinks, candy, or gum (water only)

 All rules in code of conduct found in your school-issued student handbook. In other words… Always treat others the way you want to be treated and CONDUCT YOURSELF IN A MANNER THAT WILL NOT KEEP OTHERS FROM LEARNING OR ME FROM teaching.

Absent/Make-Up Work Procedures:
After an absence, it is YOUR responsibility to get your make-up work. You are responsible for the homework, and for studying the notes from that day.  If you are absent on a test/quiz day, you are responsible for making up the test/quiz.  See me to schedule a time that fits both of our schedules. Refer to our school policy. 

Contact:
My classroom website has a contact section in where you can send 
me a message, but I do have other methods of contact.
Email: rhinson@lexcs.org
Remind: Students will receive a copy of their class code so parents can stay connected and check on their child's behavior and academic progress.  
Lexington Middle School: 336-242-1567