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About Me
I am excited to start another school year teaching 7th Grade Math at Starmount Middle School!  I am committed to helping your student grow in mathematical understanding and as an individual student.
Contact Information / Schedule
Please sign up for your account by texting @slowe to 81010.
1st Period:  7th Grade Math
2nd Period: 7th Grade Math
3rd Period:  7th Grade Math
4th Period: 7th Grade Math
5th Period: Encore/Planning (Best time to contact me)
6th Period: Intervention / Enrichment
Classroom Expectations
Students need to come prepared for class with all materials ready for an awesome learning experience!  They will need the following materials:  paper and pencils.  Respectful and kind behavior is expected!  Homework that is given is designed to reinforce skills learned in class.  It also helps to build confidence in your ability to work through mathematical concepts.  Please complete all assignments.  I am always available to help and want you to have a successful year at Starmount Middle School!
7th Grade Math Standards
Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
NC.7.RP.1 Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
NC.7.RP.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
NC.7.RP.3 Use scale factors and unit rates in proportional relationships to solve ratio and percent problems.

Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
NC.7.NS.1 Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers, using the properties of operations, and describing real-world contexts using sums and differences.
NC.7.NS.2 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division.
NC.7.NS.3 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving numerical expressions with rational numbers using the four operations.

Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
NC.7.EE.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to:
• Add, subtract, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
• Factor linear expression with an integer GCF.
NC.7.EE.2 Understand that equivalent expressions can reveal real-world and mathematical relationships. Interpret the meaning of the parts of each expression in context. Solve real-world and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions,
equations, and inequalities.
NC.7.EE.3 Solve multi-step real-world and mathematical problems posed with rational numbers in algebraic expressions.
NC.7.EE.4 Use variables to represent quantities to solve real-world or mathematical problems.

Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
NC.7.G.1 Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures by:
• Building an understanding that angle measures remain the same and side lengths are proportional.
• Using a scale factor to compute actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing.
• Creating a scale drawing.
NC.7.G.2 Understand the characteristics of angles and side lengths that create a unique triangle, more than one triangle or no triangle. Build triangles from three measures of angles and/or sides.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
NC.7.G.4 Understand area and circumference of a circle.
NC.7.G.5 Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multi-step problem to write and solve equations for an unknown angle in a figure.
NC.7.G.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving:
• Area and perimeter of two-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons.
• Volume and surface area of pyramids, prisms, or three-dimensional objects composed of cubes, pyramids, and right prisms.

Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
NC.7.SP.1 Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by:
• Recognizing that generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population.
• Using random sampling to produce representative samples to support valid inferences.
NC.7.SP.2 Generate multiple random samples (or simulated samples) of the same size to gauge the variation in estimates or predictions, and use this data to draw inferences about a population with an unknown characteristic of interest. Make informal inferences to compare two populations.
NC.7.SP.3 Recognize the role of variability when comparing two populations.
NC.7.SP.4 Use measures of center and measures of variability for numerical data from random samples to draw comparative inferences about two populations. Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
NC.7.SP.5 Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring.
NC.7.SP.6 Collect data to calculate the experimental probability of a chance event, observing its long-run relative frequency. Use this experimental probability to predict the approximate relative frequency.
NC.7.SP.7 Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of simple events.
NC.7.SP.8 Determine probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation.