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Course Guidelines

1) Show all work on a sheet of graph or lined paper. Justify your answer for each problem.  No work = No credit!

2) Ask for help, and use your resources. 

3) Your brain is your most valuable calculator.  You may double-check your answer with a calculator only after you have done the work yourself first.

4) Regular practice is necessary.

5) Help others when you know it.  If you can successfully explain it to someone else, it shows that you really know it.

6) Mistakes are to be expected; the important part is to learn from them.  Have a growth-mindset!

Test Corrections

If you score a 69% or lower on a quiz or test, you can do test corrections to raise your grade up to C (75%) credit.  Here's how:

1) Get a separate sheet of paper, and title it "Corrections";

2) For only the problems you missed on the test, re-do the problem correctly. Number the problem, show all work, and box in your final answer;

3) Staple your corrections to the original test, and turn it in to the Inbox.    

You may review the concept, but corrections must be done independently.  

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What to study for quizzes and tests

1. Warm-Ups and classwork from Math Journal. Quiz questions are typically from the warm-ups, just with different numbers;

2. Weekly Homework assignments;

3. Unit Notes sheet examples;

4. Textbook notes and examples;

5. Watch videos or practice on Khan Academy;

6. Practice makes better! Make up some practice problems of your own. Think of a game and quiz your family members and friends; be creative! Try teaching someone else how to do it...if you can teach it, you really know it.

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Math Syllabus

1) Homework is assigned Monday - Thursday nights; 5 points per assignment, due the following day. Students will use a Quad-Ruled Journal for Math warm-ups and classwork; it will be checked once a trimester for Homework credit. A minimum of 15 minutes of Khan Academy 7th grade Math skills practice each week is also part of homework, worth 10 points per week;

2) Grades are weighted: 35% Homework & 65% Assessments

3) Seventh Grade Common Core Math Standards focus on number operations with rational numbers, ratios and proportions, multi-step equations, inequalities, probability, area, and circumference of circles. Within content areas, students will develop the following Mathematical Practices:

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

  4. Model with mathematics.

  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

  6. Attend to precision.

  7. Look for and make use of structure.

  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

What to do when you're stuck

Try using these resources:

1) Warm-Ups and classwork from your Math Journal;

2) Weekly Homework assignments;

3) Textbook Notes and examples;

4) Unit Notes Sheets Example Packets from class;

5) Homework Help option on the CPM website;

6) Watch videos or practice on Khan Academy;

7) Ask for help from a tablemate, teacher, or family member.

Always make an effort - draw a picture, make a diagram, try something on paper. Sometimes you just need to give yourself some “think time” to get started on a problem. It’s also helpful to talk about a problem with someone; hearing their ideas and approach can help you understand. There are lots of resources out there to help you! It's wise to use them.

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CPM Textbook

CPM Online

Khan Academy

Join with Class Code: R79Q34SN

Weekly Expectations for Khan Academy:

- Practice 7th grade (or higher) Math skills for a minimum total of 15 minutes each week between Monday and Friday

- Minutes are only given for time spent doing math problems 

- Complete assigned assignments from teacher in your dashboard; no points given if assignment is incomplete

- Get 70% or higher on your assignment(s)

- After you've completed your assignments and 15 minutes of 7th grade practice, you may choose other grade-levels and skills of your choice to practice 

- Worth 10 points per week in Homework category of your grade


Math Class Resources can be found in Mrs. Deetz' GoogleClassroom.

Class Code: rdwv95

CPM Parent Help

Parents, check out the CPM Course 2 Parent Guide below! It has tons of helpful examples and practice problems.


late work policy

Late work is accepted from an excused absence with no penalty (excused absences would be illnesses, doctor’s appointments, etc.); one day absent equals one extra day to complete work.  

Late work policy for unexcused work is as follows: Work submitted 1 school-day late will receive one full letter grade reduction (ex: an A would become a B).  Work submitted 2 school-days late or more will receive reduced-credit only up to 70% (ex: an A  would become a 70% C- grade, but F quality work might get 50%). Late work is only accepted up to three weeks past the original due date.