Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!
This is my 14th year teaching middle school Math. I am so happy and proud to be teaching at Sonoran Foothills. Our students are hard workers who truly push themselves to grow and learn in Math class. The 7th Grade Math passing scores and growth scores on the AZMerit test, were the highest in the Deer Valley School District for the 2018-2019 school year.
7th Grade Math is the foundation for high school Math and beyond! Students need a deep understanding of why and how 7th grade Math works in order to make connections in the upper Math classes. In my class you will see students engaged in class work through a varitey of strategies that challenge each individual at the appropriate level. My goal is for each student to become more confident in their Math skills/ability and become logical thinkers.
I'm here to help your student be successful. Parents are also an important part of their success. We are all a team. Please communicate with me any questions or concerns thru email: Hylari.Villamar@dvusd.org
Materials needed for Math class:
1.) TI30 Calculator- will be using this year and next year in 8th grade Math
2.) 1 inch binder for Math curriculum/practice materials
3.) Different colors- highlighters, pens, colored pencils, markers-up to your kid!
What does our daily routine look like in 7th Grade Math?
Warm up problem/challenge
Teacher walks around and spot checks HW to see what needs to be reviewed/retaught. Students work together to check/talk about HW.
Lesson using Illustrative Mathematics
Guided Practice and Independent Practice
*Expect 20 minutes of nightly HW
What are we studying this year in 7th grade Math?
Unit 1: Scale Drawings
Unit 2: Proportional Relationships
*Representing Proportional Relationships with Tables
*Representing Propotional Relationships with Equations
*Comparing Proportional and Nonproportional Relationships
*Representing Proportional Relationships with Graphs
Unit 3: Measuring Circles
* Circumference of a Circle
* Area of a Circle
Unit 4: Proportional Relationships and Percentages
*Proportional Relatioships with Fractions
*Percent Increase and Decrease
Unit 5: Rational Number Arithmetic
*Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers
*Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
*Four Operations with Rational Numbers
Unit 6: Expressions, Equations and Inequalities
*Representing Situations of the Form px+q=r and p(x+q)=r
*Solving Equations of the Form px+q=r and p(x+q)=r
Unit 7: Angles, Triangles and Prisms
*Drawing Polygons with Given Conditions
Unit 8: Probability and Sampling
*Probabilities of Single Step Events