M/J Mathematics – Grade 7

Credits: 1
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date: November 2018

Pre-Requisites:

Recommended for 7th Grade

Description

MJ Math 2 is designed to expand student knowledge about transformations of shapes by sliding, flipping, rotating, and enlarging them on the coordinate plane. This course gives students the opportunity to create, investigate, and demonstrate knowledge at both intermediate and advanced levels. Students will be amazed with the skills that they accumulate in completing this course. This course is so full of animations, applications, videos, games, and real-world scenarios, students may think it is the latest video game.

Access the site links below to view the standards from the Florida Department of Education:

Regular course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13025

Advanced course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/13026

If beginning the course after August 1, 2014:

Students who love interactive learning will enjoy M/J Mathematics 2. They experience intrigue and fun when they log in to this course. M/J Mathematics 2 is a hands-on course full of slideshows, applications, videos, and real-world scenarios.

The instruction in this course focuses on four critical areas: (1) developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing an 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.

 

Major Topics and Concepts

 

Use variables and expressions

 

Calculate and estimate square roots

 

Investigate integers, opposites, and absolute values

 

Solve one and two-step equations with four operations

 

Investigate ordered pairs, graphs, and their equations

 

Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions

 

Solve one and two-step equations with fractions

 

Investigate slope

 

Investigate and convert with systems of measurement

 

Solve percent problems with proportions and equations

 

Apply percent and simple interest to real-world problems

 

Investigate congruent and similar polygons

 

Use Pythagorean Theorem and Distance formula

 

Find the surface area and volume of Prisms, pyramids, cylinders, and cones

 

Study independent and dependent variables

 

Create box-and-whisker, scatter plots

 

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Study central tendencies and the effect of outliers

If beginning the course after August 1, 2014:

Segment 1

  • Rational Numbers
  • Applications of Rational Numbers
  • Equations and Inequalities
  • Proportions

 

Segment 2

  • Geometry
  • Probability of Simple Events
  • Probability of Compound Events
  • Statistics

Required Materials

Course Grading

Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***

***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.

Communication Policy

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

November 22 @ 02:15
02:15 — 03:15 (1h)

Math

Carissa Shaw, Kim Smith