Curriculum

Math Curriculum
 
Course Content Math

Content for this course is determined by the objectives stated in the Alabama Course of Study for Mathematics.

Students in sixth grade are changing physically, socially, and cognitively. The sixth-grade classroom environment addresses these changes by providing balance between elementary and middle-level practices. While these changes are leading to emotional and academic independence, students in this grade continue to need guidance. Sixth-grade students also need an environment that challenges them and provides support as they become more responsible individuals.

The sixth-grade curriculum is designed to maximize student learning through the use of manipulatives, social interaction, and technology. The curriculum assists students as they begin the transition of mathematical thought processes from the concrete to the abstract. Opportunities are provided for students to gain a thorough understanding of decimals and fractions while integrating these number sense concepts into the other mathematical strands.

Materials:

Students will be using Go Math textbooks made by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Laying the Foundation Connecting Middle Grades to AP Mathematics. In addition to these textbooks and resources, students will need the following:
1. composition book 
2. wide-ruled notebook paper
3. pencils
4. tape

Grading Policy and Test:

1. Homework will be assigned and checked daily. A grade for homework will be earned from selected assignments.
2. Quizzes are given periodically  through the nine weeks. These quizzes may be on selected lessons and will range in value from 10-50 points.
3. Test are typically given mid-chapter (unit) or at the end of the each chapter (unit). The value of each test is at least 100 points.
4. Notes are given periodically during class in order to provide clear, step-by-step reminders and should be used as "Helpful Hints" when completing assignments or studying for a test.
5. Projects will be assigned throughout the year in order to further explore concepts covered in class.
6. Periodically, grades will be taken on other in class assignments.

Students grades will be determined by dividing the total number of points earned by the total number of points possible.

Any student caught cheating on homework, quizzes, or tests will receive a zero for the assignment. When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to ask for any work missed, complete it, and return it within three days. Any assignment not made up within three days will receive a grade of zero.

Parent Communication:

Students are responsible for writing down their homework assignments for each class. This is one way we reinforce responsibility. At the beginning of the year I remind students to do this daily in order to develop a habit. Later on it is up to them to remember to write it down.

Grades can be viewed online by using the password issued from the front office. Report cards are also issued at the end of each grading period.

The easiest way to keep in touch with me is by e-mail. I cannot leave my class to make phone calls, but e-mails pop up on my screen immediately and response is more prompt. If you should desire a conference, please call the office for an appointment during my planning time.

Thank you,

Ta-Tanisha Sayles

Email: tanisha_sayles@ecboe.org 

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