Course Syllabus

McAuliffe Middle School

7th Grade Math/ Pre-Algebra

Ms. Melody Banda

Phone: (210) 623-6260

Room: 310



Course Description: The primary focal areas in Grade 7 are number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data. Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships, including number, geometry and measurement, and statistics and probability. Students use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems. Students communicate information about geometric figures or situations by quantifying attributes, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and use the procedures to solve problems. Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. While the use of all types of technology is important, the emphasis on algebra readiness skills necessitates the implementation of graphing technology.


Curriculum: Springboard Level II and McGraw Hill



Materials Needed: Yellow or Green Spiral Notebook (for Interactive Notebook), 1 Package of Pencils, 2 glue sticks, loose-leaf paper, and 1 box of tissues.

Note: Curriculum books and Interactive Notebooks will be kept in the classroom unless otherwise told. Students will be needing the yellow/green interactive notebook by the first week of class. The notebook will be graded periodically.


Tutoring: Will be held on Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:45 pm (dates to be determined). Students must obtain parent/guardian permission prior to staying. Bus transportation is available if needed.


Ms. Banda’s Schedule:


7th Grade Pre-Algebra


7th Grade Pre-Algebra


7th Grade Pre-Algebra


7th Grade Math


7th Grade Math


7th Grade Math


Conference Time



Grading Policy:

60% is Daily Work or Daily Coursework :

40% is Assessment of Performance:

This may include but is not limited to daily assignments, journals, homework, class participation, and other activities related to the content area.

This may include, but is not limited to exams, teacher made tests, benchmark assessments, quizzes, interval tests, projects, and other acceptable assessment assignments.



Missing/Late Work: Students will have one day for every day missed (absent) to complete make-up/missing work. If a student does not turn in the assignment on the day it’s due and is present that day, ten points will be deducted for every day that the assignment is late. Homework will be given at least once a week.


Classroom Procedures:

  1. Students will enter the classroom and pick up their warm-up and instructional materials before the bell rings. They will also sharpen pencils at this time or ask for a pencil if they need one.
  2. Students will then work on their warm-up during the first five minutes of class. Warm-ups will be taken for a grade. Attendance will be taken during this time also. If a student is less than five minutes late, he/she will be marked tardy. If a student is more than five minutes late, he/she will be marked absent.
  3. During class, students will be respectful of themselves, others in the classroom including myself, as well as the classroom. Classroom disruptions or consistent misbehavior will result in the behavior consequences listed below.
  4. No cell phones allowed. If a student is seen on their cell phone without permission, Ms. Banda will pick it up and hold it for the rest of the period.
  5. Before being dismissed, students will return all materials and prepare to leave. Ms. Banda will dismiss the students, not the bell.


Classroom Rules/ Expectations:

You are expected to LEARN-

L: Listen to instructions.

E: Enter and Exit prepared.

A: Ask and answer questions.

R: Respect yourself and others.

N: No excuses.



Campus Rules/ Expectations:

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Role Models

Be Rocket Strong


Discipline Consequences:

  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Student/Teacher Conference
  3. Parent Phone Call
  4. Referral to office or Ms. Miller (Restorative Discipline Specialist)



  1. Stickers
  2. Extra Credit
  3. Special Privileges, such as a “No homework” pass.



**Remind 101 is a way for me to text parents and students reminders of assignments, homework, upcoming tests, and extra credit.  Phone numbers can NOT be seen by me or anyone else through this and is completely safe to use.


*To enroll in Remind 101 for : 7th Grade Pre-Algebra: text “@pa7banda” to 81010

                                               7th Grade Math: text “@m7banda” to 81010

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