7th Grade Math Essentials for 1st Semester 2008-2009

The following are the essential goals that we will be teaching during the 1st Semester.  This is not the exact order in which we will teach them.

COMPETENCY GOAL 1: I will understand and compute rational numbers.

1.01    I can ………

_____ set up proportions

_____ cross multiply and divide

_____ find percent of increase

_____ find percent of decrease

_____ find percent of change

_____ use the formula I=P*R*T

_____find discounts, sale price, commission, tips, and taxes

1.02    I can ………

_____ follow the rules of operations of rational numbers

_____ explain how and why the size of a shape changes

COMPETENCY GOAL 4: I will understand and use graphs and data analysis.

4.01 I can ………

_____ collect data

_____ organize the data into a histogram

_____ organize a box and whiskers plot

_____ make a graph with equal sections

4.03 I can ………

_____ tell how a graph changes when some data is added to the set of data that I already have

_____ tell you how a graph changes when some data is taken away from the set of data that I already have

4.04 I can ………

_____ identify the outliers in a set of data

_____ find mean with and without outliers

_____ find median with and without outliers

_____ find mode with and without outliers

_____ find range with and without outliers

_____ tell you what changes in a graph with and without outliers

COMPETENCY GOAL 5: I will understand how to set up and solve equations and formulas using algebra concepts

5.02 I can ………

_____ take a word problem and make it a number problem with an equal sign

_____ take a word problem and make it a number problem using greater than, less than, greater than or equal to, and

less than or equal to signs

_____ take a number problem with a letter and solve that problem

5.03 I can ………

_____ use inverse operations

_____ isolate the variable

_____ solve problems using greater than, less than, greater than or equal to, and less than or equal to signs