## Welcome to Mrs. Thompson's 6th Grade Math Class!

**Course Description**

In 6th Grade, instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

**Mathematical Content:**

__Ratios and Proportional Relationships__• Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

__The Number System__• Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

• Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

• Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

__Expressions and Equations__• Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

• Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

• Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

__Geometry__• Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

__Statistics and Probability__• Develop understanding of statistical variability.

• Summarize and describe distributions.

**Late Papers**: It is important that assignments are collected when the original due date is given. Students who work hard to complete their assignments on time find it unfair and may begin to come to class unprepared if due dates are changed for individual students. Late assignments that are worth a daily grade are accepted within a 24-hour period of the due date. However, papers received after the due date will receive a lower grade with 59% being the maximum percentage given. Late assignments worth a test or project grade are 10% off for every day it is late.

**Test/Quiz Retakes:**Students are allowed to retake MOST quizzes and tests. In order for a student to do a retake, they must first make corrections to the original quiz or test on a separate sheet of paper,

__(printable correction sheet)__and a parent/guardian must sign it. Students are given

**night to make corrections and they must schedule a time to retake the test (lunch, Explorations, etc.) with Mrs. Thompson.**

*one***Extra Credit:**The purpose of extra credit work is

**NOT**to raise a failing grade and allow a student to suddenly pass. Students must first complete

**of their regularly assigned classwork to be considered for extra credit.**

*all***Number of the Week**: Every Monday students will be given a new

**. Students can work on these individually, with classmates, or with parents. They will be due every Friday when students enter class.**

*Number of the Week***Math Notebook**: Students will be making an interactive Math notebook throughout the school year. Most of the work we do in class will be glued into this notebook. These notebooks are an extra resource for students. They can be used to assist in homework or to study for tests and quizzes. Work within the notebook will be graded.

**Grading System:**Grades are based on the accumulation of points. Students overall grades are broken down as follows: Daily Assignments and Daily Work 20% (homework), Lesson Quizzes, Checkpoint Quizzes, Tests & Projects 80% (assessments).