# Math 6 Dickerson Middle School 2017-2018

Math 6 Dickerson Middle School 2017-2018

Taylor Berry Dan Kamhout Karen Stone Tara Flint

Course Description

By the end of grade 6, students will be connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using the concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations, and developing understanding of statistical thinking.

Unit 1: Number system fluency

Unit 2: Rate, Ratio, & Proportional Reasoning Using Equivalent Fractions

Unit 3: Expressions

Unit 4: One-Step Equations

Unit 5: Area and Volume

Unit 6: Statistics

Unit 7: Rational Explorations: Numbers & Their Opposites

Achievement Expectations and 7th Grade Placement: Success in this course, as in any math course requires commitment and consistent work and effort on the part of the student. Those students who show exceptional achievement during the year by achieving a test average greater than 90% may be considered for advanced placement in 7th grade.

Textbook: Georgia Math Volume I and Volume II published by McGraw-Hill Education. For online access go to: connected.mcgraw-hill.com

Tests: Major tests are announced in advance. This may include Unit Tests and/or Chapter Tests which constitute 45% of the student’s grade.

Quizzes: Quizzes will be announced in advance. The quiz average is 35% of the student’s grade.

Graded Assignments may include review assignments, classroom activities, performance tasks, learning checks, and homework. This contributes 20% toward the total grade.

Homework is meant to reinforce learning and check whether the student has mastered the material. Therefore, homework may not be perfect, but a good faith attempt is expected, and that includes using notes or references to help as necessary. Students are expected to try each and every problem AND show their work. Students are expected to CORRECT their homework. To receive credit for homework, the assignment has to be in class when it is due. Students do not receive credit when assignments are left in their locker or at home.

Absences: The student is allowed as many days to make up work as the length of the absence, and that includes making up tests. However, if a student is absent on the test day only, he or she is expected to take the test upon returning to school.

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