7th Grade Course 2/3 Honors Math

7th Grade Course 2/3 Honors Math (04040722)

Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  Students continue to develop their mathematical proficiency by building and extending the skills learned in sixth (6th) grade math.  Students work with more complex expressions and equations involving signed numbers.  They develop the skills needed to recognize pattern and structure and to reason logically to solve word problems.  Students study special angles, such as vertical and alternate-interior angles, and are introduced to probability.  The five (5) main ideas for Course 2/3 are proportional relationships, operations with rational numbers, algebra, geometry, and probability.  Instructional time should focus on five (5) critical areas:  (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing 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; (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples; and (5) formulating and reasoning about expressions, solving linear systems of equations.