• Sixth grade math promotes mathematical skills through a balance of math computation and problem solving activities which connect to real world experiences.  Students work to achieve mastery in the number system, ratios and proportional reasoning, expressions and equations, geometry, and statistics. 

    Math Grading:  A (100-91), B (90-81), C (80-71), D (70-61), F (60-0)

    50%    Summative Assessments

    • Chapter Tests and Projects

    50%    Formative Assessments 

    25%    Chapter Quizzes

    15%    Basic Skills Quizzes

    10%    Graded Homework  (ALEKS online homework assignments)

     

    Basic Skills: There will be basic skills quizzes about every two weeks.  There will be a graded review assignment prior to each quiz on ALEKS.  Also, review worksheets are available on my teacher webpage.  It is the responsibility of the student to practice at home and get help when needed.  These topics will only be reviewed ONE class period prior to the quiz. 

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    6th Grade Mathematics Corrections Policy

    Chapter Quizzes and Tests: Quiz and test corrections can be made ONLY if a grade below a 70% is received. 

    1. Grades from a 60-70% can be brought up to a 71%
    2. Grades from a 50-60% can be brought up to a 61%
    3. Grades below a 50% can be brought up to a 51%

    *Students are given 1 week from the day they receive their quiz or test back to make the corrections. Students can make an appointment to meet with me or they can complete it at home with help from parents/guardians/tutors. 

    Basic Skills Quizzes: No corrections will be made for basic skills quizzes. 

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    Homework Policy:

    *Assignments are written on the homework board & recorded on the website daily.

    *Absent Policy: Extra time is given to work missed due to illness, religious holidays, and any other reasonable excuse without penalty.

    *All assignments must be completed on time.  Assignments handed in one day late will earn partial credit.  

    *If absent, students should check our websites for missing work.  Any work not accessible through the website can be obtained upon the student’s return to school.

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    Extra Help:

    *I am available before and after school for extra help. Please schedule an appointment ahead of time.

    *Access online resources using our Helpful Math Links page on my teacher webpage.

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    Online Textbook:

    *Students can access their textbook online by logging into the following website:

    https://my.mheducation.com

    *Each student will be given a Username and Password to log on the website.

    *Extra practice/review worksheets can be printed out from the website.

     

    ALEKS - Online Practice:

    *Students can access their ALEKS account online by logging into the following website:

    https://www.aleks.com

    *Each student will be given a Username and Password to log on the website.



    Top 5 Things You Must Know for Math Class:  

    1. Bring Pencils!  Mistakes are learning opportunities!
    2. Do your homework!  If you don't practice, you won't improve.
    3. Use formative assessments wisely!  They tell you what you need to improve.
    4. Prepare for Tests!  It's your time to show what you can do!
    5. Be cool, ask for help!  Asking for help is a sign of courage and self-respect.