# Math 7B

## Course Description:

This course begins with an in-depth study of proportional reasoning where students utilize concrete models such as bar diagrams and tables to increase and develop conceptual understanding of rates, ratios, proportions, and percentages. Students’ number fluency and understanding of the rational number system are extended as they perform operations with signed rational numbers embedded in real-world contexts. In statistics, students develop meanings for representative samples, measures of central tendency, variation, and the ideal representation for comparisons of given data sets. Students develop an understanding of both theoretical and experimental probability. Throughout the course students build fluency in writing expressions and equations that model real-world scenarios. They apply their understanding of inverse operations to solve multi-step equations and inequalities. Students build on their proportional reasoning to solve problems about scale drawings by relating the corresponding lengths between objects. The course concludes with a geometric analysis of angle relationships, area, and volume of both two and three-dimensional figures.

## Course Details:

Course Title (District): Math 7B
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Mathematics (grade 7)
Course Provider : Gobles Public School District
Content Provided By : Edgenuity Inc.
Online Instructor Provided By : Gobles Public School District
Standards Addressed : Common Core State Standards
Alignment Document : http://learn.edgenuity.com
NCES SCED Code :
 Subject Area : Mathematics Course Identifier : Mathematics (grade 7) Course Level : Elem/Middle School (Prior to Secondary) Available Credit : Sequence : 2 of 2

## How To Enroll:

Email : [email protected] 269-628-2113

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Throughout the course, you will meet the following goals: • Apply mathematical reasoning skills and statistical analysis to solve real world problems • Effectively translate between graphic, numeric, symbolic, and verbal representations • Learn to select and use appropriate mathematical knowledge when investigating problems • Apply proportional reasoning utilizing multiplication and division to solve problems with ratios, rates, and scale factors. • Develop a probability model comparing and contrasting theoretical and experimental probabilities • Demonstrate an understanding of the meanings and uses for variables in mathematical problems • Work with two and three-dimensional figures to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume

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Review Conducted By: Edgenuity Inc.
Date of Review: 12/12/2013

When you log into Edgenuity, you can view the entire course map—an interactive scope and sequence of all topics you will study. The units of study are summarized below:

Unit 1: Proportional Relationships
Unit 2: Proportional Reasoning with Percents
Unit 3: Operations with Integers
Unit 4: Operations with Rational Numbers
Unit 5: Probability
Unit 6: Sampling and Comparing Populations
Unit 7: Expressions
Unit 8: Equations
Unit 9: Inequalities
Unit 10: Scale Drawings
Unit 11: Two-Dimensional Geometry
Three-Dimensional Geometry
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Weekly two-way communication is required at a minimum.
School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
13-14 0 0 0.0%
14-15 0 0 0.0%
15-16 1 1 100.0% None
16-17 0 0 0.0%
17-18 1 0 0.0%
18-19 1 0 0.0%
Students will need a computer with high speed internet access. Complete specifications can be found at http://www.edgenuity.com/Support/System-Requirements.