2023-24 Syllabus for Math 6 Accelerated
Teacher: Dr. David Case
I’m excited about the opportunity to get to know you and I’m looking forward to a fantastic year together. Through skill building, problem-solving, and collaboration we are going to grow in our mathematical thinking.
It is expected every day that you come to class prepared and you enter the class with a great attitude and on your very best behavior.
I expect this from you in the class – every day.
1. Show respect to everyone.
2. Have paper and pencils.
3. Organize your work.
4. Understand “actions/consequences”
Please never cheat – or be dishonest with me or others in the class.
These actions will be met with severe consequences – so let’s just not go there!
This standards-based course places strong emphasis on applications of the mathematical concepts and skills related to decimals, fractions, percents, integers, rational and irrational numbers to solving a variety of real-world problems. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the concepts proportion and measurement and apply this knowledge in problem-solving situations. Students will further develop their algebraic thinking by investigating the merits and limitations of graphical, symbolic, tabular, and verbal representations of relationships. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on the process standards of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, representations, and connections.
Expressions and Integers
Rational Numbers and Operations
Equations and Inequalities
Ratios, Proportions and Percents
Exponents, Roots and the Pythagorean Theorem
Geometry and Measurement
Drawing Triangles and Quadrilaterals
Syllabus may be altered according to a variety of
factors, schedules, and student needs.
Students are expected to check TEAMS daily for assignments and announcements. Parents - you should work with you student in having access to their TEAMS account.
The WEBSITE (weebly) will be used for general information about each week.
Assessments and Grades
Students will have assessments every week.
Homework will be checked for completion unless
directions state the assignment is for accuracy.
Students should expect a quiz or test every week.
Students will also receive a weekly class participation grade. This weekly grade will be the equivalent of a homework grade. It will be based on the following criteria: use of the school provided agenda; behavior in class; completion of assignments; and participation in class discussions and activities.
Students should also expect to have a midterm and end of year exam.
All assessments will be weighted appropriately. For example: homework will be weighted 10-20 points; quizzes will be weighted 20-50 points; most tests will be weighted 100 points. The class participation grade will be 10 points each week.
Calculation of Grades: Grades are recorded based on total points. To calculate the student’s grade, actual points will be divided by total points. For example, if there is a total of 1000 points and the student has earned 800 points, the student’s grade will be calculated by dividing 800 by 1000.
Grading Scale: 100-90 A/ 89-80 B/ 79-70 C/ 69-60 D/ 59-0 F
TEACHING METHODS and STRATEGIES
Dr. Case uses a balanced approach to teaching mathematics. A typical week includes a variety of instructional formats: whole class teaching, small group instruction, guided notes, independent work, and various class activities. Student data is used to group them for differentiated activities and assignments. Acquisition lessons present major concepts with guided instruction from the teacher to allow students to gain understanding on their own level. Students extend and refine their learning with activities designed to promote higher levels of thinking such as analysis and evaluation. Discussions and hands-on group activities build and extend skills. Authentic projects are assigned throughout the year to assess learning. Instructional activities are designed based on our curriculum guide and state standards.
Office hours will be provided Friday from 1:45 – 2:45. Arrangements must be made with the teacher by Thursday. Students must add their name and reason for help on the Office Hours sheet in my room. Students will not be allowed to stay if arrangements have not been made by the deadline.
Other Class Information
Students are expected to take care of school property and property belonging to others. Students are also expected to clean up any mess they have made and be responsible for their personal belongings.
Movies in the Classroom: Occasionally, our class may have the opportunity to watch movies during school; particularly during inside lunch. The movies that will be viewed may be PG rated. By initialing on the parent signature form that you are giving consent for your child to watch PG movies in my classroom.