Office Hours during school closure:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Monday through Friday.
Please contact me by email: cjmcdonald@caddoschools.org
Remind code: @ydmath704
Google classroom codes for all classes:
first hour: 3q74y7r
second hour: wk72h22
third hour: xrbi2rz
fourth hour: ods32qv
fifth hour: 4qv36om
seventh hour: bxmvoth
SYLLABUS
Sixth Grade Math – Mrs. McDonald
Schedule
7:20-8:18- 1^{st} period
8:22-9:17- 2^{nd} period
9:21-10:16-3^{rd} period
10:20-11:15- 4^{th} period
11:19-12:48- 5^{th} period
lunch 11:19-11:46
12:52-1:48- 6^{th} period – planning
1:52-2:50- 7^{th} 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:
- Students must be ready for class, and begin writing the assignment in the planner immediately.
- 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.
- Students are required to be attentive, focused and participate during class.
- All assignments are due at a specific time, no late work is accepted.
- Students are required to be positive and respect the rights of all.
- Students must exhibit a good attitude, good behavior and good manners.
- It is extremely important to be present every day and on time.
Grading Policies:
Grades will come from the following:
- 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.
- Quizzes – Quizzes are at the end of lessons. Sometimes 1 or 2 lessons are combined on a quiz.
- 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.
- Classwork and Activities – various activities will be assigned to reinforce lessons. Value of activity will be assigned according to difficulty and extent of effort.
- 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
CLASSROOM WISH LIST
Kleenex Paper Towels Expo Markers Notecards Clorox Wipes Colored Printer/Copy Paper Pencils
CONTACT INFORMATION
- Mrs. Colette McDonald, sixth grade math teacher
- cjmcdonald@caddoschools.org