SYLLABUS
Sixth Grade Math – Mrs. McDonald
7:25 – 8:21  1^{st} Period – 6^{th} Math 
8:25 – 9:16  2^{nd} Period – 6^{th} Math 
9:20. – 9:50  3^{rd} Period – Journey to Excellence 
9:54 – 10:45  4^{th} Period – 6^{th} Enriched Math 
10:49 – 11:40  5^{th} Period – 6^{th} Enriched Math 
11:44 – 12:13
12:13 – 1:05 
6^{th} Period (Lunch)
6^{th} Period – 6^{th} Advanced Math 
1:09 – 2:00  7^{th} Period – planning 
2:04 – 2:55  8^{th} Period – 6^{th} math 
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 a unit on Numbers: Integers, Number Relations, and Rational Numbers. Followed by Number Operations, Proportionality, Ratios, Rates, Equivalent Expressions, Equations and Inequalities, Geometry, and Measurement and Data.
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 “GoMath” Book
 Notebook (composition book)
 Pencils (sharpened) or mechanical pencils
 Hand held pencil sharpener
 Red pens or brightly colored pens
 Loose leaf paper
 Folder with pockets
 Access to the internet: my.hrw.com – the online version of the GoMath Book provides videos, tutorials, learning aids and guided examples. (student codes to access information will be issued) use daily to review lessons
Online Resources – Additional information to help with understanding and homework
 Khan Academy
 Learn zillion
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  1.1 Identifying Integers and their Opposites 
AUGUST  1.2 Comparing & Ordering
1.3 Absolute value 
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER  2.1 GCF
2.2 LCM 
SEPTEMBER  3.1 Classifying Rat. #s
3.2 Opposites and Abs Value of Rat. #s 3.3 Comparing & Ordering 
SEPTEMBER  3.1 – 3.3 
SEPTEMBER  4.1 Apply GCF/LCM to fractions
4.2 Dividing Fractions 
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER  4.3 Dividing Mixed Numbers
4.4 Multistep Problems 
OCTOBER  5.1 Dividing Whole Numbers
5.2 Add/Sub Decimals 5.3 Multiplying Decimals 
OCTOBER  5.4 Dividing Decimals
5.5 Apply Operations with Rational Numbers 6.1 Ratios 6.2 Rates 6.3 Using Ratios and Rates

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER  7.1 Tables & Graphs
7.2 Proportion 7.3 Measure Conversion Within 
NOVEMBER  7.3 Measure Conversion Within
7.4 Measure Conversion between 
Thanksgiving  
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER  8.1 Understanding Percent
8.2 Percents, Fractions, Decimals 
DECEMBER  8.3 Solving Percent Problems 
DECEMBER  9.1 Exponents 
DECEMBER  9.2 Prime Factoring
9.3 Order of Operations 
Christmas  
DECEMBER/JANUARY 
10.1 Model & Write Expression 10.2 Evaluate Expression 
JANUARY  10.2 Evaluate Expression
10.3 Equiv. Expression 
JANUARY/FEBRUARY  11.1 Writing Equations
11.2 Add/Sub Equations 11.3 Mult/Div Equations 
FEBRUARY  11.3 Mult/Div Equations
11.4 Writing Inequal. 
FEBRUARY  12.1 Graphing on the Coord. Plane
12.2 Ind./Dep. Variables 
FEBRUARY  12.3 Writing Equations from Tables
12.4 Rep. Algebraic Relation. In Tables & graphs 
FEBRUARY/MARCH  13.1 Area of Quadr.

MARCH  13.2 Area of Triangles
13.3 Solving Area Equations 
MARCH  13.4 Area of Polygons 
MARCH  14.1 Distance in the Coord. Plane
14.2 Polygons in the Coord. Plane 
Spring Break!  
MARCH/APRIL  15.1 Nets & Surface Area 
APRIL  15.2 Volume of Rect. Prism
15.3 Solving Volume Equations 
APRIL  16.1 Measures of Center
16.3 Box Plots 16.4 Dot Plots 16.5 Histograms 
APRIL/MAY  State Testing Window Review Enrichment
Prepare for Seventh Grade

MAY  
MAY  
MAY 
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. Discussion and notes will follow.
 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 10093 A 10090
B 9285 B 8980
C 8475 C 7970
D 7467 D 6960
F 660 F 590
CLASSROOM WISH LIST
Kleenex Paper Towels Expo Markers Notecards Clorox Wipes White Card Stock
Colored Printer/Copy Paper
CONTACT INFORMATION
 Mrs. Colette McDonald, sixth grade math teacher
 cjmcdonald@caddoschools.org