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WELCOME BACK! 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.
- 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.
- Fractions, fractions and fractions will be our first focus.
- Chapter 1 will be a fun and challenging chapter for the students. The focus will be integers and rational numbers, including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive and negative integers.
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.
I will hold help sessions in my classroom on TBD at 7:20, and as needed/scheduled during recess. Students are not to enter the building UNTIL 7:20.
I will post upcoming test dates and spiral due dates on this page, you may also refer to the 6th grade test calendar in the hallway and the board in my classroom. 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.