Using *Holt Mathematics: Course 3*, the seventh grade class deepens their understanding of math concepts. The students improve their mastery through exposure to new skills and concepts, guided practice, and independent exploration. The year begins with a review of expressions and integers as well as equations and inequalities. Content units explored throughout the year include rational numbers, graphs, functions and sequences, exponents and roots, ratios, proportions and similarity, percents, geometry, perimeter, area and volume, data and statistics, probability, multi-step equations and inequalities, graphing lines, sequences and functions, and polynomials. The students will be regularly challenged with meaningful problem solving situations using the skills and concepts presented in class.

Seventh grade students demonstrating a strong understanding of math and an ability to think abstractly will take Pre-Algebra during their seventh grade year. Course content will be explored through whole-class and small-group work sessions. Students will begin the year exploring integers, equations, and inequalities. The year unfolds to rational numbers and proportions, functions, geometry, and measurement, and concludes with data analysis, polynomials, and transformation. The skills and concepts presented through *Pre-Algebra (McDougal Littell, 2008)* will be supported through meaningful problem solving situations.