Mathematics Grade 6
CLASS EXPECTATIONS, HOMEWORK, AND GRADING POLICIES
SUPPLIES: You will need to
bring your Math supplies to class everyday. You MUST use a pencil for
all math assignments.
needed for Math Class:
Assignment Notebook (used for
Pencils with erasers (not mechanical!!)
One 1-1/2" Red Three Ring
Hard Cover Binder with pockets
Set of 6 Dividers (with tabs)
White lined notebook paper
The textbook is: Prentice Hall: Mathematics-Course
1 ©2004 ISBN 0-13-063136-1
You will be assigned a textbook. You are responsible for
keeping it in good condition and returning it at the end of the school
year. Keep it covered with a jumbo book cover. The math book
should be kept at home; since it is very heavy, you do not have carry
it back and forth each day. We have a few extra copies in class for
use in school. You can access many additional features of the textbook
on the Prentice
Hall Web site. Log on to www.PHSchool.com and
use the Web Code aak-0099 (see
textbook page xxiii for more codes). Parts of the student textbook, as
well as activities, videos, and practice quizzes are available.
HOMEWORK: Homework will be assigned
in math class every day. You must complete the entire assignment in pencil,
and show all of your work with each problem for full credit.
Assignments are due the day after they are assigned unless otherwise
noted in class. Homework completed on time and to the best of your
ability will be given 4 out of a possible 4 points. Homework
that is incomplete or which displays a lack of effort will be given a 3 or 2
out of four points, depending on its quality. Homework turned in one day late
will be given 1/2 credit (2 points); and homework turned in two days late will
be given 1/4 credit (1 point), if they are done to the best of your ability.
Homework will not be accepted after two days late, with the exception of
absences from school. Homework will occasionally be graded with a letter or
In addition to daily homework assignments, you
will be completing a weekly "Problem of the Week" ("POW"). These
assignments will be given at the beginning of the week and will be due the
following Monday. These are longer problem-solving questions with more
than one step required to find the answer. In most cases, you will
need to explain your answers in writing. You will have the opportunity to
ask questions on the problem in class during the week you are working on it.
"POW”s will also be penalized for lateness following the same
guidelines as homework assignments. “POW”s are designed to help develop
your problem solving skills.
Projects will be assigned
once per quarter. These long-term assignments will be based on the
content being covered in class at the time they are assigned. Interim due
dates or a schedule will be given in order to help you plan and complete the
project on time. Late projects will also follow the homework guidelines.
Homework is almost always listed on the
web. If you forget your assignment notebook or are not sure if you have
copied an assignment correctly, you can check the Web Site. It can be
accessed through the Rockport Middle School Web Site, under Faculty
& Staff or at:
BINDER: Your math binder must be kept neat
and organized. All of your work will be kept in the specified sections
of this notebook. Your binder will be checked at least twice per quarter
and will be given a grade. You will have advance notice of binder checks to
give you the opportunity to put your notebook in order.
GRADING: Your grade will
be based on the following topics and percentages:
Tests & Projects 30 %
Homework 25 %
POW's & Problem Solving 15 %
Quizzes 15 %
Binder 7.5 %
Classwork/Participation 7.5 %
CONTACT INFO: Feel free to
contact me at any time with any questions or comments you may have. I can be
reached by e-mail at: email@example.com or
by phone at the middle school office: (978) 546-1250.