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I am looking forward to a great 6th grade year with my "always sweet" homeroom and "ready to learn" math students.
What to expect:
- Students will begin the year working on "beginning-of-course" diagnotic exercises. These exercises will help determine which skills need to be reviewed. Spirals given for the first 9 weeks will be based on these exercises. And the results are in! For our beginning spirals we will work on operations with decimals and fractions.
- Another focus of the first half of the year is improving problem solving skills. Students will practice application of problem solving strategies. Building confidence in problem solving is one objective for the first half of the year and we will build upon this as the year progresses.
1st, 2nd, 4th periods: TEST Chapter 1 1-5 MOVED TO THURSDAY!!! 9/28
VOCABULARY: opposites, repeating decimals, rational numbers, terminating decimals
1-1 compare/order integers and find/add opposites
1-2 add/subtract integers and solve problems involving integers
1-3 multiply/divide integers and solve problems involving integers (will include finding mean of a set of integers and use of exponents)
1-4 convert between fractions and decimals, compare
1-5 compare and order rational numbers
Next, students will add/subtract/multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers as well as solve problems involving these operations.
5th period: TEST Chapter 1 FRIDAY September 29
VOCABULARY: opposites, repeating decimals, rational numbers, terminating decimals
1-1 compare/order integers and find/add opposites
1-2 add/subtract integers and solve problems involving integers
1-3 multiply/divide integers and solve problems involving integers (vertical speed, exponents and finding mean)
1-4 convert between fractions and decimals, compare
1-5 compare and order rational numbers
1-6 add and subtract rational numbers
1-7 multiply rational numbers
1-8 divide rational numbers
Next students will work on problem solving skills and begin to write and evaluate algebraic expressions.
SPIRALS WILL BE DUE WEDNESDAYS! Students will have approximately 5-6 per 9 weeks.
Often test and quiz dates are moved....but always back a day or two depending upon class preparedness.
Daily homework will be posted on the board in my room and not online.
Supplies needed daily:
book, workbook, sharpened pencil, calculator (used heavily 2nd half of year), binder
Math book and resources:
All students will be issued a math textbook, Prentice Hall Course 2 Mathematics and associated workbook/note taking guide. Students may bring the textbook home however the book and workbook are both accessible on the website. The book's website is a GREAT resource for the students.
Book Website: www.pearsonsuccessnet.com
Students will also have web access to the Course 1 book (book used in 5th grade and great for review).
Students may purchase a basic function calculator from school, $5.50.
Math Help:
I will hold help sessions in my classroom (Tuesdays at 7:20), and needed/scheduled during recess. Students are not to enter the building UNTIL 7:20.