l Accelerated Math | Smart Jr. High School
  • Smart Jr. High School
    Principal: Chad Jones
    Associate Principal: Nicole Talbot
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • Accelerated Math

     

    Name of Course: Accelerated Math 7
    Course #: M20741
    Course Length: Yearlong

     

    Course Description:

    Students are placed in this course by ISASP scores, aMath scores, and teacher/principal recommendations.  The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics serve as important benchmarks to ensure that all students are receiving high-quality education and are well prepared for success in postsecondary education and the workforce.  The standards for middle school mathematics are robust and provide a coherent and rich preparation for high school mathematics.  This course will have the same major focus of Math 7 while adding topics from Pre-Algebra to prepare students to take Algebra in 8th grade.  

     

    Standards

    • 7.NS.A.1: Add and subtract rational numbers
    • 7.NS.A.2: Multiply and divide rational numbers
    • 7.EE.A.1: Apply properties of operations to write equivalent expressions with rational numbers
    • 7.EE.B.4: Write and solve real world multi-step equations
    • 7.RP.A.2: Recognize and represent proportional relationships
    • 7.RP.A.3: Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems
    • 7.G.B.4: Solve real world problems using the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle
    • 7.G.B.6: Solve real world problems involving area, volume and surface area for triangles, quadrilaterals, prisms and pyramids
    • 8.G.A.5: Use informal arguments to establish facts about triangles (informal proofs)
    • 8.G.B.8: Use Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points
    • 7.SP.C.8: Find probabilities of compound events

     

    Text/Materials/Resources

    Title: Glencoe Math Course 2

    Author: Glencoe   

    Publisher:  McGraw Hill 

    Title: Glencoe Math Course 3

    Author: Glencoe   

    Publisher:  McGraw Hill 

     

    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.  Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize

     

    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 

     

    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.