Math 62020-2021Seneca Ridge Middle School
Math 6 Overview
Students will focus on mathematical concepts and computational skills involving number and number sense; computation and estimation; measurement and geometry; probability and statistics; patterns, functions, and algebra. Students will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to integrate understanding during our time together this school year.
Students in Mathematics 6 will continue to develop mathematics logic and computation skills while preparing for grade 7. Please refer to the Topics of Study section.
· 4-function calculator
Materials required in class EVERY DAY:
· Several sharpened pencils with erasers
· 3-ring binder with dividers and loose leaf paper
· Colored pencils or pens; highlighter
The Math 6 text book will be kept in the classroom as an additional math resource. Students will be provided with the ability to access an on-line version of the textbook as an at-home resource.
Please set up the binder with the following 5 sections:* Quarter 1* Quarter 2* Quarter 3* Quarter 4* Tests
Remember to keep all of your notes and classwork! Organization is an important skill.
95% - Summative: Tests and Projects
5% - Formatives: HW Quizzes and Checks
Loudoun’s Grading Scale:
98 - 100
Practice & Classwork: In math, it is very important to practice! Practice will be assigned most nights. Assignments should be written down in each student agenda and will be available on the website. All assignments on the calendar are listed on the day they were assigned and are due the following class period. Missed homework may be recorded in the Phoenix grade book, which is accessible to parents. Class work and homework must be kept in your binder.
Formative Assessments are designed to measure and monitor student learning and are not weighted toward student grading.
Summative Assessments may include the following:
· Quizzes: Quizzes will have a variety of question types. Students will be expected to answer questions that require detailed and thoughtful explanation. Students must show all work in order to receive full credit.
· Tests and Projects: Students will always be provided with a study guide or review materials prior to taking a test. Tests and projects must be taken or submitted on their defined due date, unless the student has an excused absence and s/he makes other arrangements with their teacher.
Absences: Students are responsible to make up any work they have missed in a timely manner. Assignments, class notes, and answer keys will be posted regularly on the website.
TOPICS OF STUDY
· Rational Numbers
· Integers & Absolute Value
· Coordinate Plane
· Properties of Real Numbers
· Evaluating Expressions
· Surface Area