SYLLABUS

Sixth Grade Math – Mrs. McDonald

Schedule

7:20-8:18- 1st period

8:22-9:17- 2nd period

9:21-10:16-3rd period

10:20-11:15- 4th period

11:19-12:48- 5th period

 lunch 11:19-11:46

12:52-1:48- 6th period – planning

1:52-2:50- 7th period

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

Sixth Grade Math is a progression of concepts organized in a way to build connections among the individual standards.  The year begins with Unit 1 –  Area and Surface Area and  Unit 2 – Ratios.

At the end of this course, you will:

  • Know operations of rational numbers, connect rates and proportionality, see relationships between proportions and percent, proportionality in geometry, construct equations and inequalities, use variables to represent real world situations, solve problems using rational numbers in any form, identify all geometric figures, find relationships with geometric figures, find area and volume, compare data sets, and  analyze data in an appropriate display.
  • Understand how extremely important mathematics is to your development for the future.

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must:

  • Know all basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Be able to multiply single digit numbers with ease and automatically.
  • Understand that math takes practice and willingness to learn.

Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need everyday:

  • Middle School Grade 6 math book – Illustrative Mathematics
  • Notebook (composition book)
  • Pencils (sharpened) or mechanical pencils
  • Hand held pencil sharpener
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Folder with pockets
  • Access to the internet:  to complete google classroom assignments
Online Resources – Additional information to help with understanding and homework

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/illustrative-math

Remind  – Reminders for projects and upcoming tests.   Remind  is not intended as a replacement of the Student Planner.  I will not post daily assignments.  To join my Remind, parents can text @ ydmath704 to 81010.

COURSE SCHEDULE

The following is the planned course outline.  The approximate months are listed and subject to change. Topics and timeline may be adjusted to each classroom situation.  The student is responsible for writing the daily assignments in the planner.  At the end of each lesson there will be a quiz and a comprehensive test at the end of each Module/Unit.

AUGUST Unit 1 –  Area and Surface Area
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Unit 1 –  Area and Surface Area

Unit 2 – Ratios

SEPTEMBER Unit 2 – Ratios
OCTOBER Unit 3 – Unit Rate and Percentages
NOVEMBER Unit 4 – Dividing Fractions
Thanksgiving
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Unit 4 – Dividing Fractions

Unit 5 – Arithmetic in Base Ten

DECEMBER Unit 5 – Arithmetic in Base Ten
Christmas
JANUARY Unit 6 – Expressions and Equations
FEBRUARY Unit 7 – Rational Numbers
MARCH Unit 7 – Rational Numbers
MARCH/APRIL Unit 8 – Data Sets and Distributions
APRIL Unit 8 – Data Sets and Distributions
APRIL/MAY State Testing Window    Review Enrichment

Prepare for Seventh Grade

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules:

  1. Students must be ready for class, and begin writing the assignment in the planner immediately.
  2. Students begin the bell ringer activity in the notebook. The day is outlined on the assignment board.  Students should write this information in their planner.
  3. Students are required to be attentive, focused and participate during class.
  4. All assignments are due at a specific time, no late work is accepted.
  5. Students are required to be positive and respect the rights of all.
  6. Students must exhibit a good attitude, good behavior and good manners.
  7. It is extremely important to be present every day and on time.

Grading Policies:

Grades will come from the following:

  1. Homework – Homework is the “trying” grade. A good, real effort must be exhibited. Students must show their work.  All problems must be worked out on the paper and numbered.  Homework must be completed and it cannot be handed in late.  Students utilize homework to formulate questions for the teacher and class discussion.  Students are encouraged to spend 10 minutes online each day reviewing skills.
  2. Quizzes – Quizzes are at the end of lessons. Sometimes 1 or 2 lessons are combined on a quiz.
  3. Tests – Tests are given at the end of each Module, which consist of many lessons. Tests are also given at the end of each Unit, which include 2 or 3 Modules.
  4. Classwork and Activities – various activities will be assigned to reinforce lessons. Value of activity will be assigned according to difficulty and extent of effort.
  5. Extra credit opportunities are very rare. If extra credit is allowed, the opportunity will be given to all students and require specific details and deadlines.

Please do not schedule Doctor’s appointments during a school day.  It is very important that students are in class every day, every hour.  If a student is absent, the student must make up all the work and submit the work to the teacher within a week of the absence.  It is the responsibility of the student to get the information presented during the missed class. Friday after school, time is provided to make up work, quizzes and tests.

Grading Scale:

Regular Courses                                                                                                                 Advanced Courses

Grade Percentage                                                                                                                       Grade Percentage

A 100-93                                                                                                                                           A 100-90

B  92-85                                                                                                                                             B  89-80

C 84-75                                                                                                                                              C  79-70

D 74-67                                                                                                                                              D 69-60

F 66-0                                                                                                                                                  F  59-0

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