All students should be able to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics. They should have knowledge of and skill in the use of vocabulary, forms of representation, materials, tools, techniques and intellectual methods of the discipline of mathematics, including the ability to define and solve problems with reason, insight, inventiveness and technical proficiency.


  • This course is guided by the Common Cores State Standards for seventh grade mathematics.

  • Sherwood School District is in the process of math curriculum adoption.  We’ll be starting the year off piloting CPM Core Connections.

  • Supplemental curriculum materials will be pulled from multiple resources. These resources may include online materials, sections of textbooks, materials from professional development training, different software programs, etc.

Classroom Rules:

  • It is imperative that we have a learning environment that makes learning accessible to all students. In order to accomplish this, there are three simple but vital rules that all students will be expected to follow. These rules apply to your interactions with every single person that enters and exits the classroom. The rules are as follows:

*Be Safe *Be Respectful *Be Responsible


  • Each student needs to have a spiral notebook for notes.  Please have extras at home or in your locker for when the first gets filled, lost or broken.

  • Please bring the following materials to class EVERY DAY:

    • Pencil/Pen

    • Math spiral

    • Binder

    • Basic Calculator

Grade Breakdown:

Grade Weighting

5% Homework

15% Checkpoint 1 (exit tickets and quizzes)

20% Checkpoint 2 (partner quizzes and team quizzes)

40% Checkpoint 3 (Unit Assessments)

20% End of trimester Final

Homework:       None of us really pushes hard enough.

  • Homework will be used to support students in reaching proficiency on priority standards.    

I was absent. Did I miss anything? ABSOLUTELY!

  • Check 7th grade academic calendar online or stamp sheet.  Head to the CPM curriculum online access for homework help!

    •  OR they can go to    Click “Textbook Resources”  Click “CC Course 2” Click “Homework Help” Click the correct chapter and lesson number (the link is also provided below the syllabus on this page)


  • Come in before school when you return and check the day folders.  Take materials available for the days you missed and complete them.

I need help, what do I do?

  • Take advantage of class time – please ask questions. You will be placed in a group of 3-4 students during class time. Use your group members and/or teacher for extra help and guidance.

  • Come in before and/or after school – whether you have made an appointment or not, I will help you if I am in my room!

  • The CPM website is an excellent resource for help - especially with homework. To access the site, please follow the directions listed above in the absence section. We only have a class set of books, so using the website to access homework will become a daily routine. There are “helpful hints” on the website for homework problems, which can be beneficial to both students and parents.


Please remember to update your contact information in ParentVUE as I will use Synergy information for communication home.  Contact Cheryl Templeton (503.825.5870) in the counseling office to make any necessary changes.  

I am extremely excited for this year to get underway! I look forward to meeting your student and watching them grow. They may not all LOVE math like I do, but I hope I can help them believe in themselves enough to at least LIKE it.

Please email with any questions - that is certainly my fasts form of communication. My contact info is at the top of the syllabus and also listed on my website : .

Thank you in advance for an amazing 2016-2017 school year!

College Preparatory Mathematics - Core Connections, Course 2 

Khan Academy - "how-to" videos and extra practice on a variety of math topics for both pre-al and algebra students.

Math Dictionary - for all of those terms that have been lost along the way. This is a great resource because it describes the term and also gives an example of what that term might look like in a math context.

Ask Numbers - conversion tool

Cool Math - math games, a math dictionary, and extra help on certain pre-algebra topics

Wolfram Alpha - a computational knowledge just have to check it out!

Math Goodies - full of quick tips and all sorts of fun online games and activities