Class Syllabus

  • Nauset Regional Middle School

    7th Grade Mathematics - Resource Room

    Mr. Sheehan

    Course Description:

    The seventh grade Mathematics curriculum focuses on rigor, conceptual understanding, applications and procedural skills and fluency using the Massachusetts Common Core Standards. Students will see how often math is used in ways that relate directly to their lives. Learning is facilitated by providing relevant student centered mathematical experiences that include modeling, use of manipulatives and graphic representations, differentiated instruction and assessment strategies, technology as well as a focus on math literacy to engage students in and explore mathematical ideas in ways that stimulates curiosity.

    Each Chapter will include the pre-assessment of skill level, the introduction of mathematical concepts and computations building on student prior knowledge, review and reinforcement of concepts, and the assessment of skills.

    Text Books:

         Glencoe Math – Built to the Common Core – Course 2**

         Glencoe Mathematics Applications and Connections - Course 2

         Glencoe Mathematics Pre-Algebra

         Connected Mathematics Program (CMP)

    Graphic Organizers

         Main Idea

         Supporting Details and Examples



         Interactive Smart Board Lessons

         Access to math book on line (ConnectED)

         Computer Lab with Internet Access

    Open Response Questions

    Previous MCAS questions


    Course Overview:

                Unit One: Ratios and Proportional Relationships - Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems. Developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships.

    Unit Two: Number System - Apply and extend previous understanding of  operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

    Developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations.

    Unit Three: Expressions and Equations - Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions and solve real-life and mathematical problems. Use the arithmetic of rational numbers to formulate expressions and equations in one variable and use these equations to solve problems.

                Unit Four: Geometry - Draw, construct and describe geometric figures and describe the relationships between them. Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area and volume. Solving problems involving scale drawings, geometric constructions and two and three-dimensional shapes.

                Unit Five: Statistics and Probability - Compare data distributions and draw inferences from random sampling. Use random sampling to draw inferences about population. Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations. Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.         

    Course Expectations:

    -          Students are expected to come to class on time and prepared with all of their materials. We will begin each class with a problem of the day (POD).

    -          Homework can be expected approximately 3-4 nights a week. Students are required to write daily assignments in their student planners. There is no late homework!

    -          Students are expected to participate in class and be respectful of others and their opinions.

    -          Students are expected to show their work (I want to see your process – how you determined your answer)


    • Test / Projects – 40%
    • Quizzes – 30%
    • Class work and Participation – 15%
    • Homework – 15%


    Phone: 1-508-255-0016; ext. 252