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CHECK THE 6TH GRADE CALENDAR FOR IMPORTANT DATES
IXL is HERE! Passwords and user ids have been issued. It is a great resource to practice math skills. Students have access to all grade levels and the math activities. Specific assignments will be given for homework, classwork and for spirals.
Chapter One Helpful Links:
Operations with negative numbers: http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-negative-numbers
1st, 2nd, 4th periods:
The end of the first quarter is here. Final grades will be posted soon.
Current skills: We will return to our book and work on Chapter 1 sections 7-8. These sections are on multiplying and dividing rational numbers (this includes positive and negative fractions and decimals).
Identified weakness (adding/subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators). IXL is a great resource for practice.
5th period: ACCELERATED
Current skills: Chapter 2 sections 1 - 5: Writing variable expressions and equations. Simplifying expressions.
Quiz Thursday 10/11; Chapter 2 1-2
IXL DUE FRIDAY OCTOBER 12: 7th C 4, 5, 8; Score 90 Required; 3 points each; 2 pts for 80-89; 1 pt for 70-79.
Math Stock Project: Students completed their projects and did an outstanding jobs. Several students will present their projects to the class next week and we will recap some of the new things the student's have learned.
Project: Students will be selecting 3 stocks to follow. They will track price changes ($ and %) and make their own table depicting their stock's performance. Students will pretend invest in one of their stocks to see IF they will make a little money over time. Finally they will graph their stocks performance and write a summary of what they found.
SPIRALS WILL BE DUE FRIDAYS!
Students will have approximately 3-4 per 9 weeks.
ixl is NOW AVAILABLE!! Students will be assigned ixl assignments which will be graded. Students will be required to reach a percentage goal to receive full credit. Ixl will be used as spirals as well as homework.
Often test and quiz dates are moved....but always back a day or two depending upon class preparedness. Test and quiz dates on the the test calendar in the 6th grade hall as well as the 6th grade calendar on our website.
Daily homework will be posted on the board in my room and not online. 3 POINTS EACH WHEN CHECKED
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 be using the Course 2 book. 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.