Junior High Syllabus
6th Grade Mathematics
The objective of 6thgrade Math is to ensure that all students learn the key concepts, comprehendthe material, apply what they have learned and complete all the assignments.The sixth grade math curriculum contains a review of the fundamental mathskills that are necessary to succeed in future math classes. These includeoperations involving graphing, number concepts, basic geometry, measurement,fractions, percents, decimals, exponents, integers, proportions, andprobability.
Students will workindividually, with partners, and in groups. The groups will change periodicallyso students will get the opportunity to work with different classmates. Therewill be a variety of coursework such as hands on manipulative activities,problem-solving challenges, writing assignments, presentations andcomputer-integrated projects.
Students are expected toarrive to class on time with the required materials and be ready to work.Students are responsible for following the classroom and school rules. Eachstudent should have a binder with dividers, which is used exclusively formath. Binder should have tabs for: “starters”, "quizzettes", “notes”, “homework”,“handouts”. Students may refer to their notes and homework for quizzes, soit is important to keep the binder up-to-date and complete.
All class work and homeworkis to be done in pencil. Students must show all work in detail. Failure to doso will result in no credit on homework and loss of points on tests andquizzes. All student work must include name, student number, date, andassignment number. Students should bring a scientific calculator to class dailyand have the other math required supplies accessible when needed.
Each student and his/herparent(s)/guardian will be informed regularly about the student’s progress inclass i.e. work sent home and progress report grade online. All correctedwork will be returned on Wednesdays. It is the parent and student’sresponsibility to review this documentation. This procedure is part of theongoing effort to keep teacher and parent communication open.
Grades are based on the following:
Homework (10%), Binder/Participation (10%), Tests(45%) Quizzes/Projects (35%)
Atest retake will be allowed at teacher discretion. Students must initiate the retake process byfilling out a Retake Application Form. For a student to be eligible for a retakethey must display evidence of newly practiced mastery. The retake will be given at a time convenientto the class and myself. The higher of the two grades will bemarked in the grade book.
Discipline / Class Rules
Every student will begin atrimester with 100 conduct points. These conduct points become a separate gradeat the end of each trimester. The Junior High Team of teachers works togetherto access this final grade. The conduct grade is affected by the number ofOTL’s accumulated, student adherence to class and school rules (serious conductnotations on the student’s conduct card) and student observance of the JuniorHigh Contract (general behavior noted by all teachers at the end of thetrimester).
The following are the Classroomrules:
1. Be Respectful
2. Be Responsible
3. Be Safe
2. Conductcard notation and reduced conduct grade
3. Letter toparent by student explaining what they did, why and how they will handle thesituation next time – additional reduction in conduct grade.
4. ParentConference with Teacher and/or Principal
This discipline system was institutedso that all students will have the best environment for learning.
If you have an excused absence, you will be given asmany days as you were gone to make up homework. If you have an unexcusedabsence, you will have one day to complete any missing homework; after that oneday, the late homework policy will apply. You will make up any missedassessments the day you return.
1. First studentswill write the homework assignment into their planner and complete the assignmentfor the following day. Work will be donein pencil.
2. The next day wewill go over the answers and discuss any questions in class
3. Homework will bedate stamped daily. If there are corrections or unanswered problems, student isresponsible for doing the corrections that night. Corrections must be done in a clearly laidout section of the paper, on the back or on a new sheet
4. Students correcttheir homework as well as write down any questions they still may have for thenext day
5. Corrected homeworkwill be collected for full credit
6. Studentsshould file their returned/graded homework into their binder
7. Absentstudents are responsible for turning in the completed assignment for credit
Consequences for homework assignments not completed by the student:
§ Amissed homework assignment will result in reduced credit of the conduct grade,and the student will attend the “Out To Lunch” (OTL) program. The assignment will be given 50% credit up totwo days after original due date. If it is not turned in after two days,it will become a 0% in the grade book.
§ Aftera total of 3 missed homework assignments in a trimester (this includes othersubjects), parent(s) will be notified.
§ Furthermissed assignments may result in a parent/ teacher/ student/ principal/conference
To, begin our partnership in the education of yourchild, please read and sign the mathematics signature page. If you have anyquestions please feel free to call or e-mail. We look forward to working together with you this year.
Thank you – Mrs. Davenport
Mrs. Davenport:firstname.lastname@example.org, ext: 107
Mathematics Signature Page
Printed Name of Student:_________________________________
I have read this curriculum letter and the homeworkpolicy. I will put forth my best effortin mathematics.
Student Signature:_______________________ Date: ________
As a Parent / Guardian, I will help mystudent (child) develop good study habits and I will provide encouragement ashe/she progresses in math development. I will discuss the progress reports andtests with my child and will contact the math teacher if I have any questions.I acknowledge that I have read the curriculum letter and the homework policy onthe math web page.
Parent Signature:________________________ Date: ________
Please return this page by the end of the first weekof school. Thank you.