6th Grade Math

Course Overview
Sixth Grade Math is organized into the following domains of study.

Domain1

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

 

  • Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems

Domain 2

The Number System

  • Apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
  • Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
  • Apply and extend previous understanding of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Domain 3

Expressions and Equations

  • Apply and extend previous understanding of arithmetic to algebra expressions.
  • Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
  • Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

Domain 4

Geometry

  • Solve real world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Domain 5

Statistics and Probability

  • Develop understanding of statistical variability.
  • Summarize and describe distributions.

 

We use the GO Math Curriculum as well as other pull-out materials that we believe best line up with our states course of study objectives.  The Standards of Mathematical Practice are incorporated into classroom instruction of the content standards.  They include:

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique reasoning of others.
  4. Model with mathematics.
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  6. Attend to precision.
  7. Look for and make use of structure.
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated instruction.

Classroom Supplies

  • 1 ½” Binder.
  • 5 subject dividers
  • Pencils (Please replenish throughout the year).
  • Notebook paper (replenish as needed)

Classroom Procedures

  • All classroom rules should be followed at all times.
  • Upon entering the classroom, students should refer to the board for materials needed, sharpen pencils if needed, and begin their entrance assignment, working independently until the teacher checks attendance and begins the lesson.
  • You may not get up or leave without the teacher’s permission unless there is an emergency.
  • Restroom passes are for emergency use only. 
  • Locker passes will come few and far between.  Please bring materials to class.
  • Students are dismissed by the TEACHER, not the BELL.
  • If you leave the classroom (restroom, locker, office, nurse, library) you MUST take a PASS and SIGN OUT and then back IN when you return.
  • All work submitted should be QUALITY work.

Classroom Rules

RULE #1: Be on TIME, on TASK, and PREPARED with the necessary materials and attitudes.

RULE #2: Personal devices are NOT to be used in my classroom except for educational                            purposes only and with the teachers permission.

RULE #3: 
No GUM, FOOD, or DRINKS.

RULE #4: Show respect to EVERYONE and EVERYTHING.

Consequences to Rule Violations:

Students who break a rule will be asked to fill out a discipline form. 

 1st VIOLATION: Verbal Warning (Exceptions would be extreme misbehavior in which a student will be sent straight to the office)

2nd VIOLATION:  Break Detention

3rd VIOLATION: Call to parent

4th VIOLATION:  Official write-up

Absentee Policy

Students have 3 days per day absent to complete and return work for full credit. It is his/her responsibility to get missing work from the “Missing Work” Drawer.  A late penalty and/or a grade of zero will be given if an assignment is not made up within the time allotted. If a student is absent on the due date of a major grade (ex. project, test, etc.), the assignment will be due the day they return.

Grading and Evaluation

  • Major Grades such as tests, quizzes, and projects will count for the majority of each 9 weeks grade.  Homework grades will count as a small percentage but should always be completed for optimal learning to take place.

 

Late Work Policy

            If a student turns in an assignment late, ½ credit will be given.