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6th Grade Math

  • Course Requirements: 

    • Mastery of Common Core Math Grades K-5
    • Binder
    • Pencils
    • Calculator (basic)
    • Mastery of Delaware Social Studies State Standards K-5

    Grading Policies:

    Items for grading fall under five major categories:

    • Assignments/Bellringers (15%)
    • Notebook (5%)
    • Tests (35%)
    • Quizzes (35%)
    • Team Problem Solving (10%)

    All assignments are posted in class, and must be recorded in agendas.   

    Assignment grades are based on the following:

    • Completion
    • Following directions
    • Neatness
    • Organization
    • Handing in on time – (Late work generally not accepted)
    • Effort

    Students will complete daily “bellringers” which are warm-up assignments completed during the first several minutes of class. Each student will earn 2 points for participating appropriately in the bellringer activity, or lose two points if he or she chooses not to participate (by not following the bellringer rules).  The sum of the bellringers will be added or subtracted from the assignment grade for daily written assignments completed both in and out of class.  It has been my experience that students participate well and add many bonus points to their assignment grade through bellringers!  Some bellringers will be scored in part based upon accuracy of solutions.

    The notebook will be made up of all the notebook entries presented as AVID Cornell notes.  Notebook entries have a star and a number on top of the page to assist with organization.  NOTEBOOK ENTRIES MUST BE KEPT FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, AND BEYOND! 

    Tests & Quizzes
    Tests and quizzes will include problems that serve as preparation for assessments.  Quizzes and tests may include multiple choice questions, true/false, short answer problems, extended response items or other problem types scored using rubrics.  Rubric scores will be converted to percentages for the individual items as well as for the report card.

    Team Problem Solving
    Teams of students will be required to solve problems collaboratively.  A score will be given based upon the team’s quality of discussion and mathematical content of solutions.

    Distinguished Work
    Students may receive over 100% for distinguished work in any category at the teacher’s discretion.

    Rules & Procedures:

    1. DO YOUR BEST.
    2. Start each lesson SEATED, SILENT and SETTLED.
    3. Respect yourself and others.
    4. Raise your hand before speaking during instruction.
    5. Ask permission first.
    6. Be prepared for each lesson with paper, pencils, binder, book, and homework.
    7. Stay focused on learning.  Do not distract yourself or others from this process.