Syllabus

Course Description:

Effective mathematics education provides students with a balanced instructional program. In such a program, students become proficient in basic computational skills and procedures, develop conceptual understanding, and become skilled at problem solving. Standards-based mathematics instruction starts with basic material and increases in scope and content as the years progress. It is like an inverted pyramid, with the entire weight of the developing subject, including readiness for algebra, resting on the foundations built in the early grades.

 

In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using 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.

 

Course Competencies/ Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete Accelerated 6th grade mathematics will be competent in the following areas:

  • Students will be able to perform fraction and decimal operations, understand rational numbers, perform rational number operations
  • Students will be able to understand ratio concepts,use ratio reasoning, and analyze proportional relationships.
  • Students will be able to write, interpret and use expressions, equations, and inequalities, generate equivalent expressions, solve problems using linear equations.
  • Students will be able to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
  • Students will be able to summarize and describe distributions and understand variability

 

Course Texts / Online Resources

Big Ideas Online Textbook Advanced 1

Khan Academy

 

Required Materials

Binder

Paper

Tab Dividers

Pencils 

 

Attendance Policy

Regular and prompt class attendance is an essential part of the educational experience.  The Barnegat Township School District expects students to be responsible and exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences.  Students accept full responsibility for ensuring that they complete any/all work missed due to absences. 

 

Course Topic Outline

               Please find a list of the units for this course:

 

 

Ocean County

6th Grade Math

Curriculum

 

Content Area: 6th Grade Mathematics

Course Title: Grade 6 Mathematics

Grade Level: 6th

Unit 1: Numerical Expressions & Factors

20 days

Unit 2: Fractions & Decimals

20 days

Unit 3: Ratios & Rates

17 days

Unit 4: Area of Polygons

17 days

Unit 5: Surface Area & Volume

17 days

Unit 6: Algebraic Expressions

20 days

Unit 7: Equations & Inequalities

17 days

Unit 8: Integers & The Coordinate Plane

15 days

Unit 9: Statistics & Measure

15 days

Unit 10: Data Displays

15 days

 

Expressions & Equations

Unit 11

7. EE 1, 2 & 4

Ratios & Proportions

Unit 12

7. RP 1-3

Percents

Unit 13

7. EE 3; 7.RP3

Equations

chapter 1 blue book

8. EE7

Transformations

chapter 2 blue book

8. G 1-3

Pythagorean Theorem

chapter 7.3 blue book

8. EE 2; 8. G 6-8

Comparing functions

chapter 6.3 blue book

8. F 2-4

 

Student Grades

The grading system for this course is based on the category weights listed in each department’s policy.  For this course, those weights are listed below.   Each marking period, students will have a minimum of three (3) Major Assessments and five (5) Minor Assessments (explained below).  Homework is graded for completion, and Class Participation is assessed using the district rubric. 

 

Major Assessments

-

55% of marking period grade

Minor Assessments

-

30% of marking period grade

Class Participation

-

10% of marking period grade

Homework

-

5% of marking period grade

 

Class Participation Rubric

Meets or Exceeds

Expectations

100 - 93

The student:

  • ensures that the class is a community of respect;
  • consistently arrives prepared for class;
  • voluntarily participates on a consistent basis;
  • consistently remains focused and on task;
  • initiates and sustains discussion;
  • evaluates and responds to peer points;
  • consistently demonstrates leadership in collaborative activities.

 

Approaches Expectations

92 - 85

The student:

  • recognizes the class as a community of respect;
  • usually arrives prepared for class;
  • willingly participates on a regular basis;
  • remains focused and on-task on a regular basis;
  • contributes to discussion on a regular basis;
  • listens to and responds to peer points;
  • contributes to collaborative activities on a consistent basis.

 

Does Not Meet Expectations

84 - 70

 

The student:

  • fails to recognize the class as a community of respect;
  • frequently arrives unprepared for class;
  • rarely participates, even when called upon;
  • lacks focus and rarely remains on task;
  • rarely engages in discussion;
  • reacts to peer points rather than responds;
  • rarely engages in collaborative activities.

 

 

  • Examples of Major Assessments include items that are summative in nature, such as: tests, projects, open ended responses, or any other type of assessment used to capture evidence of learning at the culmination of a unit of study.
  • Examples of Minor Assessments include items that are formative in nature, such as: quizzes, Do Nows, Group work, exit tickets.
  • Note: grades for individual assignments are entered into Genesis for the marking period in which the assignment is assigned and collected, and not a subsequent marking period.
  • In this course, it is expected that students will submit only their best work, and teachers reserve the right not to accept work that is substantially below what a student is capable of producing.

 

Plagiarism, Cheating, and Academic Integrity

The Barnegat Township School District places a strong emphasis on students’ integrity, and the district will not tolerate instances of academic dishonesty.  Plagiarism is the practice of copying words, sentences, images, or ideas for use in written or oral assessments without giving proper credit to the source.  Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving of illegal help on anything that has been determined by the teacher to be an individual effort.  Both are considered serious offenses and are subject to consequences described in the Student Handbook and Board Policy #5701. 

 

Classroom Expectations

  1. All school rules and policies apply to this class.
  2. The teacher and students will work together for a respectful, safe classroom.
  3. Students will come to class on time, prepared, and ready to learn.
  4. Students will complete all assignments, including homework, by all deadlines.Make-up work is only accepted after an excused absence.It is your responsibility to see me for your work before or after school.
  5. Students will actively participation in class discussions and other activities in order to enhance their learning experiences.
  6. Cell phones, iPods, or any other personal electronic devices are prohibited in class at any time.

 

Extra Help and Support

Occasionally, students will require additional help to master the content and skills in this course.  If you need additional help, there are a variety of options for you, including:

  • Lunch help/ core enrichmentsessions with your teacher
  • After School Math Assistance ( Mondays)
  • Khan Academy ( free website)
  • Big Ideas Online Website

As your teacher, I am committed to your success.   If you need help, please ask! 

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