Mrs. Enstrom – 6th grade Accelerated Math – Period 1
Back to School Night
Book: Our book for math is McDougal Littell Course
2. This is the7th grade
book. Your child is skipping the 6th
grade curriculum. It is the hope that
your child will take Algebra 1 next year.
Students must maintain a “C” average to stay in this class.
Classroom Notebook: Every student needs to have a
spiral notebook with wide ruled paper.
It will be used for class notes, math vocabulary and examples of how to
show work properly. The information they
enter in their notebook becomes a valuable resource for you and your child.
Students should have all their supplies (see list that went home on the 1st
day of school) with them every day.
Homework: Math will be assigned nightly and is due the
following day at the beginning of the period. The assignments are written in their binder
reminders, which should be signed by you each night. I will post the homework on www.teacherweb.com each
night. When doing calculations, students must always show their work so I can see how they derived their
answers. All math assignments must be done in pencil. Students will not receive credit
for work done in ink or answers without work.
Students are responsible for checking their own work and asking
questions when homework is corrected in class.
Grades: Grades are based on the following scale:
100% = A+ 77%-79%
94%-99% = A 73%-76%
90%-93% = A- 70%-72%
87%-89% = B+ 67%-69%
83%-86% = B 63%-66%
80%-82% = B- 60%-62%
0%-59% = F
categories are weighted as follows: tests/quizzes-60%; assignments-35%; and
participation-5%. Cheating results in an
automatic “F” and further discipline.
This includes “helping” your neighbor by giving out answers on tests and
quizzes, as well as allowing others to copy your work.
reports will be emailed home on a weekly basis.
Absences: Students must make up work missed while
absent. It is the responsibility of the
student to obtain the missed assignments from me or from www.teacherweb.com. When
students are absent from class they will have two days after they return to
turn in their missed work or by the chapter test date. Please schedule vacations during non-school
days since it is hard for kids to make up work and do current work.
and/or Incomplete Assignments/Homework: If an assignment is missing or incomplete at
the beginning of the period, your child will need to turn in a piece of binder
paper with complete heading explaining why the assignment is not complete. DURING THE 1ST MONTH OF SCHOOL,
your child will be able to make up missing assignments and turn them in the
following day. After the 1st month, late assignments will not be
accepted and their grade will be a “0”.
Assignments will also be considered missing if the work is not shown,
corrections are not made, it is done in ink or if I can’t read the paper.
Behavior: Positive conduct is important. Such conduct includes a respectful and
cooperative attitude, willingness to work and class participation. At the beginning of each quarter all students
will receive 5 “Enstrom points”. This
system rewards positive behavior on the part of students who enter the
classroom prepared to learn and are willing to put forth their best
effort. However, these Enstrom points
may be lost as consequences for inappropriate behavior. This includes, but is not limited to the
Chewing gum in class
Being disruptive and/or infringing upon another student’s ability to
Being disrespectful towards me, a substitute teacher or fellow
to Contact Me: If you have any question about
your child’s progress or about this class, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is our goal: Your children are very
capable. They need to learn how to show
work in the language of mathematics and to clearly show each step in problem
y If your child is placed in Algebra 1 next year and successfully completes each math course.
Algebra 1 - 7th
Geometry – 8th
Algebra 2 Advanced – 9th
Pre-calculus – 10th
Other math classes besides
Pre-calculus that are offered after completing Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Advanced
include Advanced Topics in Math, Probability and Statistics or AP
Statistics. Calculus is available for
students who successfully complete Pre-Calculus. In addition to Calculus, there are two
Advanced Placement Calculus courses offered: AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus
BC. All advanced placement courses have
an application process that the student must complete. Each math class has its own set of
There is a minimum
requirement of two years of math for graduation from high school, and a
requirement of 3 years of math for acceptance to a 4-year university. Students
have to take two years of math while actually at the high school in order to
graduate from high school. The math taken in middle school does not earn them
the credit they need for graduating from high school. In order to qualify to go
to a 4-year university right out of high school (rather than a community
college), a student must successfully complete Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra
2 (or Algebra 2 Advanced). It is ok if they complete one or more of those
courses in middle school, but they still have to take two years of math in high
school to earn the credit they need to graduate.
If at any point on this path
they are unsuccessful, they will have to repeat that course in order to move
If your child is placed in
math 7 next year and successfully completes each course:
General 7th – 7th
Algebra 1 - 8th
Geometry – 9th
Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 Adv.
– 10th grade
and Statistics, or AP Statistics– 11th grade
Calculus, AP Calculus AB, or
any of the 11th grade courses – 12th grade
Please be aware that if your
child takes Algebra 1 as a 7th grader and needs to repeat it as an 8th
grader, both Algebra 1 grades will appear on their high school transcripts.
look forward to a successful year with your child.