What we will study:
Factors, Multiples, Prime/Composite Numbers
Fractions, Decimals, & Percents
Fraction Operations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
Decimal Operations (multiply & divide)
Percent Operations (calculate percent of numbers and angles, percent savings
Rates, Ratios & Proportions
Two-dimensional geometry within the Cartesian plane (x-y axes)
Probability & Statistics:
Looking at Chance
Experimental and Theoretical Probability
Making Decisions Using Probability
Probability in Games
Making and Interpreting Rate Graphs
Writing & Solving Equations
Topics in RED font above will be REVIEWED at the
beginning of the year. Teaching in the classroom and practice outside the
classroom will be determined by individual and group weak areas.
If you have Ms. Huff for math, you will be using the Connected Math 2
curriculum. Students will be prepared for the 6th grade
state standards test (replacing the WASL) and will move onto one of the two
levels of 7th grade math the following year. On rare occasions students
place into a high school level algebra class for 7th grade.
Where we will get all this information:
The Connected Math Project 2 (CMP2) program is very rigorous and your student
will be working hard, yet goals are attainable and match well with state grade
level expectations (GLEs).
Textbook: CMP2 6th grade books
For each unit (except the review unit--see notes above) you will sign out a
thin paperback book that must be kept in a binder at all times. This protects
your book (you'd hate to have to pay to replace it!) and ensures that you will
have your book with you in class each day.
Books include classwork problems, homework problems, and glossaries.
Additional practice work will sometimes be given in the form of photocopies.
Some of these will be from CMP2 resources and some will come from other
For those students with internet access at home, the CMP2 website includes
(see links page for link):
Help on specific homework problems
Multiple choice skill practice
Interactive exploration activities (for some units)
What you will be expected to do:
In Class: You must be seated at the beginning of class with these
materials. You will be expected to work on your own and in a group. You will
also be expected to cooperate with students and with your teacher and to do
At Home: You will have homework everyday. Each assignment should take
you between a half an hour and 45 minutes.
Your Grade: You earn three grades for each Marshall class: Academic,
Behavior, & Effort.
Your academic grade is based only on what you show that you know and
understand mathematically. Points toward your academic grade will be earned
each time you demonstrate your learning on the academic standards. As you show
learning, your grade will improve--new evidence replaces old evidence. I don't
care when during a unit of study you learn a skill, I care that you learn it.
If you still haven't learned a skill when we reach the end of a unit, you will
need to put in extra time and effort to master it. When you do show that
you've learned the skill--even if it is after we've finished the unit--your
grade will improve! At the end of each quarter, however, I have to cut you off
in order to issue report cards. Your grade starts fresh at the beginning of
Tests can be retaken (within one week from hand-back date) in order to earn
more points. You must, however, show that you have put some additional effort
into learning the skills that you missed in order to do the retake.
Your behavior grade is based on how well you meet the classroom
expectations--do you follow classroom expectations? do you self-manage and in
doing so act in a respectful, responsible and safe manner? do you contribute
positively to a productive learning environment?
Your effort grade reflects how you choose to use class time and work time
outside of class--do you complete assignments? do you turne them in? do you
participate in class? do you reflect on your learning? do you give your best
Extra Credit cannot affect your
academic grade. Doing extra work is a behavior that shows your interest and
effort. Occasionally I will offer extra credit, but it will only be applicable
to behavior and effort grades
What's My Grade: You can see your grade through
the family access website. I do my best to update the website regularly (at
least once a week).
Parents: If you do not have internet access or are not interested in watching
student progress on the web, please let me know that you need paper copies on
progress reports. The fewer paper copies that we need to make the less wasted
paper there will be.