A seventh grade math student entering 8th grade should be able to:
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers with 95% (or higher) accuracy
• Use the order of operations (PEMDAS) to properly calculate math sentences that have multiple operations
• Understand fractions, decimals and percentages - be able to: compare, order, add, subtract, multiply, and divide math sentences that have fractions, decimals, and/or percentages
• Solve one, two and multi-step equations using any of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division
• Solve problems that use absolute value
• Calculate math sentences that use exponents (positive and negative exponents)
• Factor using a GCF (greatest common factor)
• Solve (and graph) problems with inequalities
• Graph a linear function, determine slope and y intercept.
A seventh grade language arts student entering 8th grade should be able to:
• Write in cursive
• Use proper heading on papers
• Identify the Eight Parts of Speech, including participles, gerunds, and infinitives
• Write in simple, compound, and complex sentences, using correct conventions (capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling)
• Write a five to eight sentence paragraph with a topic sentence, concrete details, commentaries, closing sentence (including the use of semi-colons, conjunctive adverbs, and transition words and phrases)