7th Grade Saxon Course 3 Topics:
Standard 1: Number Sense
a) Add, subtract, multiply, and divide positive and negative numbers
b) Percent discounts and mark-ups
c) Prime factorization (factor tree)
Standard 2: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra
a) Solving one- and two-step equations ( -4 + 3y = 10)
b) Graphing equations on the coordinate plane using a table of values
c) Graphing inequalities on the number line
Standard 3: Data Analysis
a) Solving simple and compound independent probability (flipping heads and heads on two flips of a coin).
b) Drawing histograms with appropriate intervals and circle graphs with the use of a protractor.
Standard 4: Geometry
a) Similar figures
b) Reflections, rotations, translations (slides) on the coordinate plane
Standard 5: Measurements
a) Area and perimeter of complex figures (circles, combined polygons)
b) Surface area and volume of rectangular & triangular prisms and cylinders
c) Unit conversions/ unit multipliers
Standard 6: Computation
a) Proportional word problems
b) Rates, tax, interest, commission
Tests: 35 % of final grade (Test corrections are a HW category grade).
HW: 50 % of final grade. Graded either as:
- Accuracy on 5 Random Problems from the assignment (10 pts total):
1 pt for showing all of the necessary work
1 pt for the correct answer
- Classwork: 15% of final grade
- Random check of class notes, practice sets, warm ups, and/or investigations.