Mrs. Williams, Room 202, Mathematics 6 Email: [email protected] Text: Core Connections Course 1, College Preparatory Mathematics Text website: www.cpm.org **note each student was given their own username and password to sign in to the online textbook as well as a unique web address for their class. Classroom Goals: To have each student become more confident in basic math skills To build on prior knowledge and expand their knowledge of mathematics and its functions To know a range of problem-solving strategies to use when encountering different problems To enhance each student’s critical thinking skills To be able to use cooperative(group) skills to help each student learn more effectively from their peers To make important connections to our world Standards (to be covered this year): Ratios and Proportional Relationships: Students will understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. The Number System: Students will apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions. Students will compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples. Students will apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers. Expressions and Equations: Students will apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions. Students will reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities. Students will represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables. Geometry: Students will solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. Statistics and Probability: Students will develop understanding of statistical variability. Students will summarize and describe the distribution of data. Materials: Please have the students bring the following items with them to math class, unless they have been instructed otherwise. Pencils/ extra lead Erasers Spiral notebook (for math only) Paper—replace as needed Grading Scale: This is how the grades in the classroom will be figured for the interim and final grades. Individual Tests: 60% Team Tests: 20% Homework: 10% Classroom Participation: 10% Classroom Participation: Being positive, productive, and prepared for any in-class activity and/or group work daily. Homework: The majority of the homework will come from the Review/Preview questions at the end of each section in the student book, however, other homework may be assigned throughout the chapter. After completing the homework at home, students should log on to http://www.cpm.org/students/homework/ to review answers in order to be better prepared to ask questions and share the next day. Team Tests: Assessment that uses teamwork and collaboration to review material covered within the chapter. Individual Tests: Assessment that checks individual growth and progress over a chapter.