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Have you been absent? Are you going to be absent?

Please do not come to school if you are sick.


Yes, you will be missing something important when you are absent.


Upon your return to school you need to come in during lunch or after school to find out what you have missed. You are responsible for the missed classwork and homework.

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Course 2 Math Locker

Course 2 Math

How to get in touch with Ms. Howard & Ms. Ousterman


phone: (925) 927-3530 ext. 1304


Course 2

Course 2 is a rigorous 7th grade mathematics class that covers 100% of the 7th grade California Common Core Standards for Mathematics. Students successfully completing Course 2 will progress to Course 3. Key areas of focus in Course 2 include:

  • Developing an understanding of and applying proportional relationships
  • Developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers
  • Working with algebraic expressions and linear equations
  • Creating informal geometric constructions
  • Working with two- and three- dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area and volume
  • Drawing inferences about populations based on data samples.

Textbook: Course 2, Math in Focus: Singapore Math (Houghton Mifflin), 2013.

How to Find Success in Math (or any class)

Take responsibility for your learning.


When you walk into the classroom walk in with the purpose of learning as much as you can.


Participate in the activities and discussions in class.


The best thing that you can do for yourself is to ask questions when you do not understand.

You can ask your classmates. You can ask the teacher. If you are not one to raise your hand in class be sure to ask questions either before class or after class.   


Your teachers want you to be successful. Please help us help you to find success! You can do this!!!


Homework is designed to take about 20 minutes. If you have worked on your homework with focus and perseverance and you are still not done after 20 minutes you should stop working on your homework. You will still get full credit on your homework. Just write a note on your assignment letting me know that you were unable to complete the homework in the allotted time.


It is okay to spend more than 20 minutes on the assignment every once in awhile.


Nightly homework is worth 2 points.


To get full credit on your homework the heading must be complete and you must record your thinking.


Course 2 Units of Study

Unit 1 Operations with Rational Numbers          


Unit 2 Algebraic Reasoning – Expressions, Equations and Inequalities


Unit 3 Probability


Unit 4 Ratios and Proportional Relationships


Unit 5 Geometry


Unit 6 Statistics


Unit 7 Constructions