Course Title: Accelerated 7/8 Grade Math
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Course Description
The Accelerated 7th/8th grade Math course uses comprehension, precision, and application skills to learn mathematical concepts/processes. The primary objective of the course is to teach students to think like mathematicians who become wellinformed, problem solving citizens. Students will examine concepts covered in the Big Ideas textbook. This course is rigorous in its pace and volume of content as it is a combination of all concepts covered in 7th and 8th grade.
Power Standards
 Comprehend vocabulary and explain mathematical processes.
 Compute with precision “naked number” problems showing work step by step.
 Apply and interpret word problems and concepts.
Course Outline
Semester One: Equations, Transformations, Angles & Triangles, and Graphing & Writing Linear Equations
Guiding Questions 
Learning Objectives 
 How can you use inductive reasoning to discover rules in mathematics and test it?
 How can you manipulate figures in a coordinate plane?
 How can you recognize and graph a linear equation?
 How do we use rational numbers to make sense of the world around me?
 How do we use expressions and equations to create and construct understanding reallife scenarios?
 How do we use ratios and proportional reasoning to analyze fairness and make prediction about the future?

 Analyze and solve linear equations
 Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software
 Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software
 Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations
 Analyze and solve linear equations
 Apply and extend understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers
 Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
 Solve reallife and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations
 Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve realworld and mathematical problems

Summative Projects: Unit Exams 
Semester Two: Systems of Linear Equations, Functions, Real Numbers & the Pythagorean Theorem, Volume & Similar Solids, Data Analysis & Displays, and Exponents & Scientific Notation
Guiding Questions 
Learning Objectives 
 How can you solve a system of linear equations?
 How can you recognize and represent a function?
 How can you use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the side lengths of a triangle?
 How can you find the volume of a figure?
 How can you collect and analyze data?
 How can you use inductive reasoning to observe patterns and write general rules involving properties of exponents?
 How do I use geometry to analyze the shapes in the world?
 How do I use statistics and probability to interpret and draw conclusions about the world?

 Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations
 Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous equations
 Define, evaluate, and compare functions
 Use functions to model relationships between quantities.
 Work with radicals and integer exponents
 Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equation.
 Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers
 Understand congruence and similarity using physical models
 Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem to solve realworld and mathematical problems
 Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software
 Solve realworld and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres
 Investigate patterns to analyze and display data.
 Work with radicals and integer exponents
 Understand the connections between proportional relationships
 Analyze and solve expressions
 Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them
 Solve reallife and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume
 Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models

Summative Projects: Unit Exams 
Career and Life Skills 
Social and Cross Cultural 
The student respects and contributes to the diverse learning community by:
 Honoring the ideas and opinions of others and
 Interacting effectively and appropriately with others.

Productivity and Accountability 
The student takes ownership of work and actions by:
 Completing assignments on time
 Arriving prepared and on time
 Managing time

Initiative and Self Direction 
The student demonstrates independence by:
 Selfadvocating for assistance or resources
 Persevering through rigorous/challenging tasks
 Utilizing feedback
