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School Year 2015 - 2016

Course
Name
School
Name
School
Phone
Number
School
Website

GSE Accelerated Mathematics 7B/8:

A Georgia Standards of Excellence Course
Henderson Middle School

Course
Code
Teacher
Name

97.0071002
97.0071002G
Ms. Sonya D. Hopson

678 - 874-2902

Teacher
Email

sonya_d_hopson@dekalbschoolsga.org

http://www.hendersonms.dekalb.k12.ga.us/

Teacher
Website

http://hendersonms.dekalb.k12.ga.us/MsSonyaHopson.aspx

Course Description
In Accelerated 7B/8, instructional time should focus on five critical areas: (1) 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; (2) drawing inferences about populations based on samples; (3) formulating
and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear
equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (4) grasping the concept of a function and
using functions to describe quantitative relationships; and (5) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures
using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem
Curriculum Overview
The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
1) Students continue their work with area from Grade 6, solving problems involving the area and
circumference of a circle and surface area of three-dimensional objects.
2) Students build on their previous work with single data distributions to compare two data distributions and
3) Students use linear equations and systems of linear equations to represent, analyze, and solve a variety of
problems.
4) Students grasp the concept of a function as a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output.
5) Students use ideas about distance and angles, how they behave under translations, rotations, reflections,
and dilations, and ideas about congruence and similarity to describe and analyze two-dimensional figures
and to solve problems.
Semester One
Semester Two
Unit 1 Geometry
Unit 6 Geometric Applications of Exponents
Unit 2 Inferences
Unit 7 Functions
Unit 3 Probability
Unit 8 Linear Functions
Unit 4 Transformations, Congruence and Similarity
Unit 9 Linear Models and Tables
Unit 5 Exponents
Unit 10 Solving Systems of Equations
The Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and supporting instructional materials are available at
https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards/Pages/Math-6-8.aspx and
https://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Parents.aspx .
BOARD-APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Title
Middle School Math Grade 7: A Common Core GPS Course
978-1-60972-177-0
ISBN
Replacement Cost

\$78.00

Online book and/or resources

www.resources.carnegielearning.com/

Online student access code (school

specific) will be given in class.

User Name: ________________________________________________

Edmodo www.edmodo.com Group Codes: (by class period)
1st: r96jy3
2nd: fajjeu
3rd: 95dsx3
7th: s3qbdu

Web-Based Platform

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be
conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of
approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each students
opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the students academic
achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic
grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.

Formative Assessment (Pre-Assessment) 0%
Assessment During Learning 25%
Guided, Independent, or Group Practice 45%
Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning 30%

A
B
C
D
F

90 100
80 89
71 79
70
Below 70

DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS http://www.nctq.org/docs/Dekalb_Board_Policies.pdf

Semester progress reports shall be issued 4 , 9 and 13 weeks into each semester. The
progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate
deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to
meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.
Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating,
INTEGRITY
providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized
computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and
Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.
CLASSWORK/
Blended Learning: Students will use Edmodo for online assessments and discussions. Assessment
windows will be open from Tuesday afternoon until Sunday at midnight.
HOMEWORK
Class Work: Students are expected to do all class work. Students who fail math are those who do
not attempt to do their work. In the event that you complete an assignment and earn a grade
that is less than 70%, you may redo the assignment for at most 70%. The corrected assignment
must have all of the work shown for the problems that you missed and be attached to the original
assignment. Label all assignments with the proper heading (posted in the front of the
classroom). Corrected assignments are due the following day.
Homework: Students will have homework. Assignments are expected to be completed and
submitted on time. Assignments must be written neatly, in pencil, and have the proper heading.
Student must show their work for each problem to earn credit. Assignments that are: written in
ink, not neat, and are on torn and/or soiled paper will not be accepted. Please check my website
and the online parent portal regularly to make sure your child is turning in his or her homework.
The websites below will assist students with homework: I encourage you download the Learn
Zillion app at www.learnzillion.com. Also, try www.mathforum.com and www.purplemath.com
Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a
classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning
experience. It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected,
evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.
MAKE-UP WORK
MISSED ASSIGNMENTS
DUE TO ABSENCES Any assignments not received on or before the due date are considered late. For every day that a
student misses an assignment the grade will be reduced by a letter grade; therefore by the 5th
day the assignment will hold no value and will not be accepted for a grade. The last day that
missed assignments will be accepted for the semester is December 11, 2015. Therefore, any
missed assignment on that day or after will not be received for a grade.
MAKE UP WORK
Announced work, such as homework, quizzes, tests, and other major assessments are due the
day the student returns. For each days excused absence, students will have one day to make up
missed work. If a student is absent under extenuating circumstances, special arrangements can
be made to make up work. IT IS THE STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST MISSED WORK. If
an assignment is not submitted and/or does not meet the expectation, then the student must
complete and /or re-do the assignment during one or more of the following safety nets: Extended
Learning Time, if applicable, or Afternoon Tutorials (By Appointment). When a student is absent
because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond
the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those
days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board
Policy IHEA.
STUDENT
PROGRESS

CLASSROOM
EXPECTATIONS

SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS FOR SUCCESS

1. Be On Time and In Your Seat Before the Bell Rings.
2. Write Assignments In Agenda Planner.
3. No Eating or Drinking In Class.
4. Dress Appropriately
5. Remain in their seats during class and follow class and school expectations.
6. Follow Directions the first time that they are given.
7. Be respectful of yourself and everyone else at all times.
8. Always bring your own supplies. Do not borrow supplies.
9. Speak at appropriate times and use appropriate language.
10. DO NOT BULLY OTHERS AND REPORT BULLYING IMMEDIATELY.
Students must adhere to the DCSS Student Code of Conduct, as well as specific class rules.

MATERIALS
AND SUPPLIES

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Loose Leaf Paper

Composition Notebook
Pencils with erasers
Pencil Sharpener with Receptacle
Glue Sticks (Several)

6.
7.
8.

Dry Erase Markers

Color pens (for interactive notes only)
Tissues, Hand Sanitizer, Lysol Wipes
(For Classroom Use throughout the year)

EXTRA HELP

Math 7D Syllabus 2015 - 2016

The 2015 Course Syllabus was discussed in class and is currently posted on Edmodo and Henderson
Middle Schools Team 7D Mathematics Web Page.
I look forward to working with you and your child in 2015-2016!

Ms. Sonya D. Hopson

Teachers Signature

Date

Parent(s) and student,

Please read the syllabus packet carefully. Use pen only to complete ALL information below and
answer the questions on the reverse side. Return this form by 8/14/2015 along with your Edmodo
Permission Form.
 I have read and I am familiar with the course syllabus for 7D Math. I also understand that Ms. Hopson
has the right to adjust any section of the course syllabus during the semester to meet the needs,
abilities and interests of her students.
 I understand the academic and behavioral expectations for 7D Mathematics.
My signature below indicates that I have read the course syllabus and I am aware of the expectations. I am also aware
that I may contact the teacher with specific questions.
Todays date__________________
Students signature___________________________________
Print parent name____________________________________
Parents signature____________________________________
Home phone number: ________________________________ (NA if not available)
Work (cell) phone numbers: ___________________________ (NA if not available)
E-mail address______________________________________ (NA if not available)

We have a computer with internet access at home? YES________ NO__________

***If phone numbers and/or email address change during the semester, please let
me know as soon as possible so that I can update my records. Thank you.

Dont forget to answer the questions on the

Edmodo Quiz. It is due next Tuesday.

7D Math Syllabus Quiz

Name: __________________
Date: _______ Period: _____

Complete this Quiz in Edmodo. You must answer each question in a complete sentences.
All answers must come from the syllabus.

1. Name two topics that will be studied in semester one?

______________________________________________________________________
2. Identify the unit that deals with solving problems involving scale drawings and
informal geometric constructions.
______________________________________________________________________
3. How much does it cost to replace a text book?
______________________________________________________________________
4. What is the website for the online textbook and resources?
______________________________________________________________________
5. What is our web-based platform for online quizzes and discussions?
______________________________________________________________________
6. According to the grading information, identify which category is worth 45%.
______________________________________________________________________
7. What is a safety net?
______________________________________________________________________
8. Identify two of the class expectations.
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
9. When will missing work not be accepted for a grade? (There are two correct
responses, give both.)
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
10. When is math tutorial offered?
______________________________________________________________________
Check your work! You must follow instructions at the top of the quiz! Also, did you
write down the online student access code given in class?