# 6th Math and Science Curriculum Night

```6TH GRADE CURRICULUM NIGHT
Stephanie Chaney
Miles Knight
Melody Lloyd
Morgan Teague
QUESTIONS
Please write any questions that may arise on the
sticky notes. Then post on the Questions Poster
 Questions and Reponses will be sent out at a
later date
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BIG IDEAS
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Where are we going this year?
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Further develop basic skills in order to be successful
in Pre-Algebra.
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Develop and apply problem solving strategies.
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Students will know how to manage their time.
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Students will be able to tie mathematics back to reallife situations.
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The purpose of homework is for practice
Expect multiple times per week
than 30 minutes
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Grades are weighted 50% Minor and 50% Major
Minor grades consist of Daily Work
 Major grades are Unit Tests and Projects
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THINK THROUGH MATH
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thinkthroughmath.com
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Fully funded and sponsored by the state
Emphasis on problem solving
 Customized, individual pathways based on current student
need
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Goals are assigned weekly
Journals are a learning tool
DAY IN THE LIFE
Warm-ups with problem solving strategies
 We engage their minds
 Students explore ideas and explain their
understanding
 We extend on their learning
 Students prove their learning
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OUR MOTTO
Keep Calm
And
Problem Solve
Aubrey Findley
Martha Moody
Rebecca Toomey
SLOAN CREEK INTERMEDIATE
Questions?
Because of limited time, please write
any questions that you may have on the
provided sticky notes and place them
on the question board. Questions will
be answered by email or principal
letter.
Big Ideas of Sixth Grade Science
•Scientific Investigation and Reasoning
•Organisms and the Environment
•Identification of Matter
•Principles of Energy
•Effects of Force
•Components of the Solar System
•Dynamics of Earth
Homework
•Science homework is most often unfinished class
work or makeup work from absences.
•If your child is spending more than 20 minutes on
teacher. If this is the case, your child may be
experiencing difficulty with the subject matter, or
not using class time wisely.
•Homework Club will be available in the library before
and after school. (7:15-7:35 and 2:50-3:30)
•Tutoring will be available by appointment.
•To better prepare students for middle school, grading
policy for sixth graders is based on the average of major
•50% of a students grade will be minor grades and 50% will
•Minor grades consist of formative activities such as class
work, class participation, and minor labs.
•Major grades consist of summative activities, such as major
labs, tests, and projects.
A day in the life…
(We seek to make science relevant)
In sixth grade science we seek to engage all learners by
incorporating many different activities, such as:
•Solving problems by designing investigations
•Collecting and recording data
•Constructing tables and graphs
• Communicating conclusions
•Predicting outcomes and trends
•Learning note-taking skills
•Constructing models
•Designing and implementing science inquiries using
appropriate equipment and technology
How do I support my child?
Power School
School Town
Agenda/Planner
Science Binder
Science Journal