Sixth Grade Accelerated Math Syllabus
Team 6C – Ms. DeLaune
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Course Title: Sixth Grade Math Teacher: Babette DeLaune
Name of Text: Mathematics – Course 1: Holt, 2007;
Replacement cost - $54.95
Course Description: The goal of accelerated sixth grade mathematics is
that students will understand the four arithmetic operations with whole
numbers, and also positive and negative rational numbers; conceptually
understand ratios and solve problems using proportional reasoning;
compute and apply percentages to problem-solving situations; determine
the surface area and volume of solid figures; use variables to represent
unknown quantities in formula and algebraic expressions and linear
equations; predict the probability of a given event; and apply statistics.
Gathering Data – 6th & Dealing with Data - 7th
Patterns & Relationships – 7th & Extending / Applying Number Theory – 6th
Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, and Percents – 6th & Rational Reasoning – 7th
One-step Equations – 6th
Circles & Graphs – 6th
Symmetry – 6th
Scale Factor – 6th
Solids – 6th
Direct Proportion – 6th & Values that Vary – 7th
Games of Chance – 6th
Format: This class will consist of pair/share and group cooperative
learning activities, class discussions, note taking, use of graphic
organizers, quizzes, tests, projects, semester exams and calculator and
computer usage. Students will be expected to complete homework 4
nights each week. Rubrics are also used as assessment instruments.
This class will complete several tasks and projects that allow students to
apply concepts from 6th and 7th grade math curriculum.
Approximate Grade Weights:
Daily Work 30%
Midchapter & Chapter Test/Semester Exams
Students take notes and work example problems on a daily basis.
Students will utilize SuccessMaker via computer at least three times per
week. Students who did not meet expectations on the the math portion of
the 5th grade GCRCT will be expected to complete more than 3 sessions of
Successmaker each week. Each day students complete warm-ups
consisting of review problems and practice GCRCT questions.
Homework is assigned Monday-Thursday and is due the first three
minutes of math class. Students will not be able to go to their locker
during instructional time to look for homework assignments. Homework
will be checked daily for a weekly grade of 100 points. By always
completing homework, students can earn up to nine 100s during a grading
period. This grade is based upon completion and effort, not accuracy.
Students are expected to correct problems while the class reviews
homework each day. All work must be shown - a list of answers is never
acceptable and will result in a deduction of points. Work should be
completed in pencil or erasable ink.
I believe homework is important because it is a valuable aid in helping
students make the most of their experiences here at CMS. I give
homework because it is essential to reinforce what has been learned in
class; prepare students for upcoming lessons; teach responsibility; and
help students develop positive study habits. Parents are the key to
making homework a positive experience for their children. Therefore, I
ask that you make homework a top priority – provide a quiet area,
necessary supplies, and provide praise and support.
Make-up Policy: It is the student’s responsibility to request all
assignments missed when returning from an absence. A student must
return to school with an excused note from a parent. Usually students will
be able to find their assignments before they return by viewing my
webpage. Taking a missed test and/or quiz should be scheduled with the
teacher – this is usually done during literacy period so students do not
miss additional instruction. Students must make up missed tests or
quizzes within 3 days of returning to school.
Quizzes & Tests:
Students are given quizzes that may only cover one or two concepts.
Quizzes are designed to make certain that students are keeping up with
assignments and that students understand the material. Projects may be
counted as a quiz or test grade. Vocabulary assessments for each unit
may be counted as a quiz grade. Unit tests and culminating activities
cover more material and are weighted more heavily. Each semester a
cumulative exam is given covering all topics taught since school began.
Students are expected to fill out their agendas in each class. Parents
should sign the agenda after they have seen completed homework
assignments. Students will lose points on their team behavior card for not
completing their agenda or not having it signed by a parent. Students may
not participate in team reward activities if they fail to complete their
agenda or work, or behave inappropriately.
Expectations: Homework, agenda, math book, paper and a pencil should
be brought to class daily. All projects are due on the designated date.
Follow all school and county policies.
Respect others and their property. Students must keep hands and
feet to themselves.
Have necessary supplies, books, and agenda each day.
Enter the classroom on time and in an orderly manner; get out
homework and begin warm-up activities promptly.
Extra credit points may be earned as follows: 1) reaching Successmaker
goal each nine weeks – 2 points added to final grade; 2) completing all
homework on time with all work shown – 5 points added to a test grade
that quarter; 3) meeting goal for Benchmark test each nine weeks – 5
points added to a test grade that quarter.
Personal Note: My name is Babette DeLaune. This is my sixth year
teaching in Cherokee County and at Creekland Middle School. I
previously taught elementary and middle school math in Clayton County
for fourteen years and elementary school in Caddo Parish in Louisiana for
six years. I attended Louisiana State University for undergraduate work
and received my masters and specialists degrees from the State
University of West Georgia. I look forward to participating in your child’s
education. Together this will be a very successful year!
Team 6C Math Syllabus – Ms. DeLaune
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