I am so excited to be starting another year! This year I will be teaching all 4 sections of the sixth grade math. I sincerely hope the following information will answer many of the questions you have regarding 6th grade math.
Textbook: The sixth grade math program incorporates many different resources but is primarily based on HoltMcDougal's Grade 6 Mathematics ~ Common Core edition. The textbook is an online edition. Next week, students will be getting usernames and passwords so they can access the textbook via the internet.
Math Facts: Math Fluency (math facts) is an important part of learning math. In sixth grade we focus on multiplication and division math facts 012. More information about the sixth grade fluency program is on the "Fluency" webpage.
Webbased Program: Instruction, directions, videos, worksheet, games, and other materials are all located on this website. As new units are started, more webpages are opened to students. (This website is always "under construction" as new material is being added.) This mean that all instructional resources are available at school and at home. Students have the opportunity to review everything covered in class at home on the internet.
Interactive Notebooks (IN9): Note taking is a way of organizing and improving learning. Students will be working in their IN9s everyday. These are also great resources for helping with homework and studying for quizzes and tests. Ask your child to share his or her IN9 with you.
Homework: In math, practice is very important. Practice includes nightly homework. Assignments need to be done on time so students will be prepared for learning the next day. Homework is always posted on the webpage. Students write their answers in their IN9s. Homework is practice and not graded. Late work results in a pink slip that notifies parents homework is not being completed. The work still needs to be completed. Students who have trouble completing homework on a regular basis may be asked to stay in at recess to complete the work. We ask that parents check and sign the Assignment Notebook nightly to help students develop good homework practices.
Compass: In addition to curriculum work, students are also to complete Compass activities. Students are asked to complete 3 activities a week. A weekly grade is given for the completion of this. Activities need to be completed both at school and at home.
Grading: Math grades are primarily performanced based. Quizzes are 60% of the grade. Tests are 30% of the grade. Compass activities are 10% of the grade.
Tests and Quizzes: Retakes are available to all students during recess. Retake dates are announced when quizzes and tests are returned to students. Students who score below 70% are required to take retakes. The retake score and the original score are averaged together to produce the final quiz or test score.
Newsletter: At the beginning of each unit, a newsletter is posted on this website explaining various aspects of the upcoming unit. The newsletter also includes some general concepts and explanations to help parents/ guardians understand the key concepts and ideas. It is a great resource for parents.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. I am always open to new ideas and suggestions as well.
Thank you for taking the time to pursue my webpages. I look forward to getting to know and working with your child this year.
Sincerely,
Ms. Curtis
Textbook: The sixth grade math program incorporates many different resources but is primarily based on HoltMcDougal's Grade 6 Mathematics ~ Common Core edition. The textbook is an online edition. Next week, students will be getting usernames and passwords so they can access the textbook via the internet.
Math Facts: Math Fluency (math facts) is an important part of learning math. In sixth grade we focus on multiplication and division math facts 012. More information about the sixth grade fluency program is on the "Fluency" webpage.
Webbased Program: Instruction, directions, videos, worksheet, games, and other materials are all located on this website. As new units are started, more webpages are opened to students. (This website is always "under construction" as new material is being added.) This mean that all instructional resources are available at school and at home. Students have the opportunity to review everything covered in class at home on the internet.
Interactive Notebooks (IN9): Note taking is a way of organizing and improving learning. Students will be working in their IN9s everyday. These are also great resources for helping with homework and studying for quizzes and tests. Ask your child to share his or her IN9 with you.
Homework: In math, practice is very important. Practice includes nightly homework. Assignments need to be done on time so students will be prepared for learning the next day. Homework is always posted on the webpage. Students write their answers in their IN9s. Homework is practice and not graded. Late work results in a pink slip that notifies parents homework is not being completed. The work still needs to be completed. Students who have trouble completing homework on a regular basis may be asked to stay in at recess to complete the work. We ask that parents check and sign the Assignment Notebook nightly to help students develop good homework practices.
Compass: In addition to curriculum work, students are also to complete Compass activities. Students are asked to complete 3 activities a week. A weekly grade is given for the completion of this. Activities need to be completed both at school and at home.
Grading: Math grades are primarily performanced based. Quizzes are 60% of the grade. Tests are 30% of the grade. Compass activities are 10% of the grade.
Tests and Quizzes: Retakes are available to all students during recess. Retake dates are announced when quizzes and tests are returned to students. Students who score below 70% are required to take retakes. The retake score and the original score are averaged together to produce the final quiz or test score.
Newsletter: At the beginning of each unit, a newsletter is posted on this website explaining various aspects of the upcoming unit. The newsletter also includes some general concepts and explanations to help parents/ guardians understand the key concepts and ideas. It is a great resource for parents.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. I am always open to new ideas and suggestions as well.
Thank you for taking the time to pursue my webpages. I look forward to getting to know and working with your child this year.
Sincerely,
Ms. Curtis
6th Grade Math Units

Common Core Standards Information 