
7th Grade Math
Grade 7 classes are split into Math 71 (one section) and Math 72 (three sections). The Math 71 course completes the seventh grade curriculum and introduces some eighth grade curriculum. The Math 72 course completes the seventh grade and most eighth grade curricula. Students were recommended to these courses by their sixth grade teacher.
Math 71 students will:

identify real numbers and nonreal numbers and use real number concepts to evaluate numerical and algebraic expressions and apply the order of operations

factor out a monomial from an algebraic expression

solve multistep equations including with variables on both sides

solve and graph inequalities

solve word problems algebraically

apply ratios, rates and unit rates (constant of proportionality) and solve problems involving proportional relationships

graph proportional relationships

solve problems related to percent change, discount, markup, sales tax, simple interest

collect and analyze data as they apply to samples & populations

interpret and analyze data

measure chance using probability including compound, dependent and independent events

use the the coordinate plane to graph linear equations from a chart

apply concepts related to angles (parallel lines & transversals, triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons)

evaluate formulas for area, perimeter & circumference including composite figures, surface area and volume (limited solid figures)
Math 72 students will:

identify real numbers and nonreal numbers and use real number concepts to evaluate numerical and algebraic expressions and apply the order of operations

find & approximate square roots and cube roots

evaluate exponents and apply the laws of exponents

factor out a monomial from an algebraic expression

solve multistep equations including with variables on both sides

solve and graph inequalities

solve word problems algebraically

apply ratios, rates and unit rates (constant of proportionality) and solve problems involving proportional relationships

graph proportional relationships

apply concepts of proportion & equation to solve problems related to percent change, discount, markup, sales tax, simple interest

collect and analyze data as they apply to samples & populations

interpret and analyze data

measure chance using probability including compound, dependent and independent events

use the the coordinate plane to graph linear equations from a chart

graph transformations such as translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations

apply concepts related to angles (parallel lines & transversals, triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons)

evaluate formulas for area, perimeter & circumference, surface area and volume including composite figures,

apply algebra skills to solve problems related to Pythagorean Theorem
Grading Policy for Math 71 and Math 72:The yearend grade is comprised of 90% from the four marking period scores (22.5% each) with the remaining 10% coming from the final exam score.Placement process:Students were placed in their seventh grade math course based upon their sixth grade teacher's recommendation. It is possible for students to change levels, both up and down, during their seventh grade year. In general, a change from one level of a course to another level of the course should take place no later than one week after the distribution of the second marking period report card. Level changes can be approved only by the House Counselor and Math Department Chair, in consultation with the student, teacher, and parents. Level changes during the third quarter are possible only if the student, parent, House Counselor, teacher and Math Department Chair have conferred prior to the start of the third quarter and have signed off on the extension. The House Counselor shall retain the written, signed agreement in the student’s official file. No level changes are possible in the fourth quarter without the written approval of the Principal.If level changes happen, the grading policy is as follows: During marking period 1 – Only coursework completed in the new course will be used to compute the first marking period grade. All four marking periods and the final exam will be used to compute the student’s yearend grade.
 At the end of marking period 1 – The marking period 1 grade will be eliminated from the year end calculation. Marking periods 2, 3 & 4 will count 30% each with the final exam counting 10%.
 Any point during the second marking period  The teacher, House Counselor and parent should confer and agree on a grading policy. Note  there really should not be movement during or after the second marking period.
Placements for eighth grade are made by the seventh grade teacher and shared with parents via Infinite Campus at the end of June. In each House, there is one section of Math 81, two sections of Math 82 and one section of Math 83.Math 81 (Eighth grade NYS curriculum) is for students who have completed the Math 71 course, and/or for students who significantly struggled to complete the Math 72 course.
Math 82 is the standard progression for students who have successfully completed the Math 72 course. This course increases the rigor and challenge of concepts introduced in the Math 72 curriculum.
Math 83 is designed for students who have shown outstanding achievement in Math 72. They have demonstrated an ability to handle a more theoretical, rigorous, and demanding approach. These students exhibit consistent mastery of all concepts that go above and beyond Math 72 expectations. Students will be expected to analyze complicated and complex problems with little review or tutoring assistance.**Math 82 and Math 83 are both accelerated courses and complete the NYS Common Core Algebra 1 curriculum plus additional topics, and culminate with the Algebra 1 Regents exam in June. Grades for both of these courses are high school grades and will be recorded on the student's high school transcript. The Algebra 1 Regents exam satisfies the student's math requirement for a high school Regents course necessary for high school graduation.Beginning in 2020, seventh grade students who were placed into Math 82, but wish to be placed into Math 83 may request a placement test provided they have an A or above average for the year and scored 90% or higher on the final exam. A score of 85% or higher on the placement exam is required to be placed in 83. The exam will be given in August by the middle school department chair. Please contact the math teacher to discuss this option. A form requesting the placement exam must be received by July 15.**Solid lines indicate a typical path. Dashed lines indicate possible paths that usually occur with intermediate steps taken. 