6th Grade Mathematics Mr. Jackson
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to 6th grade math at Brookwood Middle School I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with you this year. In order to be successful, it is important that you know what to expect, and what is expected of you. For this class you need to come to class prepared to succeed and will need to bring your math binder/notebook, pencil, and planner each day. (Please come to class with a positive attitude, lots of questions, and a readiness to learn!)
The following topics will be the areas of focus in sixth grade mathematics:
- · The Number System (multiplying and dividing fractions, fluent computation with multi-digit numbers, finding common factors and multiples, applying and extending previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers)
- · Ratios and Unit Rates (understand ratio concepts, use ratio reasoning to solve problems)
- · Expressions and Equations (applying and extending previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions, one-variable equations and inequalities, representing and analyzing quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables)
- · Geometry (area, surface area and volume)
- · Statistics and Probability (statistical variability and distributions)
In math class you will be expected to have the following items:
- Pencils /Erasers
- Index cards
- 3 Ring Binder with loose leaf paper and dividers.
- Separate notebook
- Scientific Calculator (The calculator must be able to add, subtract, multiply, divide and have a square root button √. Graphing calculators may not be used.)
Students will be expected to keep a three-ring binder dedicated to math. It is important that you bring your math binder to class everyday as well as to keep it UP-TO-DATE! There is a high correlation between students who are organized and keep good notes to academic success and achievement. Notebooks will be collected and graded.
These will be created together during the first weeks of school. Our classroom is a learning community everyone will be respected and their input valued.
If you are absent, it is your responsibility to turn in any work that was due from your absence on the day you return. When you return you also need to make sure that you get anything you missed.
MATH IS NOT A SPECTATOR SPORT!
SUCCESS IN THIS COURSE WILL DEPEND ON YOUR PARTICIPATION!
EVEN THE BRIGHTEST OF MATHEMATICIANS FAILED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE THEY PERFECTED THEIR WORK! MAKING MISTAKES IS ALL PART OF THE LEARNING PROCESS.
If you need anything or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to a wonderful school year. Working together we can make the first year of middle school an enriching, rewarding, and fun time.