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Stone Mountain Middle

Dekalb County Schools

Fall Semester

School Year: Fall Semester

Course Name


Course Code


School Name

Stone Mountain Middle

Teacher Name

Seumeika Blake & Wilkenda Davis

School Phone Number


Teacher Email

[email protected]

School Website

Teacher Website   

Course Description

In Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four 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 to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Curriculum Overview

The following academic concepts will be covered. THIS IS ONLY A GUIDE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


Unit 1 – Operations and Rational Numbers: Chapter 4: Addition and Subtraction with Rational Numbers

Chapter 5: Multiplication and Division with Rational Numbers

Unit 2Expressions and Equations: Chapter 6: Numerical and Algebraic Expressions and Equations

Chapter 7 : Solving Equations and Inequalities Chapter 8: Solving Problems with Equations and Inequalities

Unit 3 – Rations and Proportional Relationships: Chapter 1: Ratios and Rates Chapter 2: Direct Variation and Constant of Proportionality Chapter 3: Rates and Percents Chapter 11: Scale Drawings and Scale Factors

The Common Core Standards and supporting instructional materials are available at



Carnegie Learning: Middle School Math Grade 7: A Common Core GPS Course Student Text



Replacement Cost


Online book and/or resources

Online student access code (school specific)


Please Use FirstClass Email accounts as your username when registering.

(First name _Middle initial _ Last [email protected])

GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.



Formative Assessment - 0%

Assessment During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%

A 90 – 100

B 80 – 89

C 71 – 79

D 70

F Below 70


*English Learners (ELLs) must not receive numerical or letter grades for the core content areas in elementary and middle school during their first year of language development. A grade of CS or CU must be assigned. This rule may be extended beyond the first year with approval from the ELL Studies Program. English Learners must receive a grade for ESOL courses.



Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester. The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.


Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.


Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience. It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.



When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.



1. Be On Time and Prepared.

2. No Eating, Sleeping, or Grooming in Class.

3. Obtain Permission Before Speaking or Leaving Your Seat

4. Once You Enter the Classroom, Remain Seated And Begin Your Assignment.

Students must adhere to the DCSD Student Code of Conduct, as well as specific classroom rules.


1. 3 inch (Hardback) 3-ring binder

2. Pencils

3. Notebook paper

4. Hand-held pencil sharper

5. Hand Sanitizer, Kleenex, Paper Towels

6. 1 pack of Expo Dry Erase Markers

***Bold items stay in classroom***


If any student feels he/she needs extra help to make up work from an absence, they are encouraged to see me and set up a time to gain assistance.


Family involvement is an essential element for a students success in mathematics. Be positive and support homework, don’t do it for them. Think of yourself as a guide rather than your childs teacher. You can help by asking questions and listening. You may also help by visiting the online resources and encouraging your child to take advantage of the tutorials, interactive activities, and other online resources listed above. For those without home web access, check with your childs classroom teacher or the middle school library.