All assignments will be posted on the 6th grade calendar.
Math 6 C. Erskine
For online assignments, go to classroom.google.com
classroom code:
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After receiving your test back, you should …

Take out a blank sheet of binder paper and title it Test Corrections. Make sure your name, date and period are in the upper lefthand corner.

For each problem that you got docked points for (even if you got partial credit), write out a completed correct solution and show all your work!

Accompanying each solution, write a complete sentence that explains where your first attempt went wrong.
Examples of sentence I will not give credit for:
“I made a mistake”
“I got it wrong”
“I messed up. I should have done it right”
Examples of sentences I will give credit for:
“I forgot to carry the two when I divided 63 by 22”
“I found the area instead of the perimeter of the triangle”
“I divided 23 by 46 instead of dividing 46 by 23”
Staple your test corrections to your original quiz/test! Turn in your test corrections no later than one week after the test was given.
6th Grade Math will implement the National Common Core State Standards (CCSS) including problem solving, algebraic reasoning, integers, the coordinate plane, number theory, fractions and decimals, proportional relationships, percents, data & statistics, geometric figures, measurement, multiple step equations and inequalities.
How the overall grade is determined
Unit/Chapter Tests (50% of grade)
Homework Quizzes (35% of grade)
Homework Packets (15% of grade)
Homework Packets:
Homework will be assigned every day Monday through Thursday. All students will write the homework as well as the test and quiz schedules in their binder reminder each Mondays. All homework assignments can be found in a Homework Packet which is given at the start of the unit.
Students should not work more than 50 min on any night of homework (expected time is 2030 min, but this varies from student to student). Students are expected to check their answers after completing their homework online on Google Classroom. We will go over the homework the next day to clear up any remaining misunderstandings or difficult problems.Homework Packets will be checked every day. Homework Packets will be turned in on the day of the test for a grade.
Weekly Homework Quizzes:
Homework Quizzes are given on Fridays. Homework Quizzes contain identical questions from the week's assigned homework. Students should review and study the homework they completed for the week before taking a Homework Quiz.
Students are encouraged to maintain a growth mindset through these quizzes as they chart the steps towards mastery. They are meant to help students target areas of improvement before taking their Unit tests. Poor grades on tests and quizzes should be corrected for better understanding of mistakes and misconceptions. Students should seek out extra help or do extra practice/studying on missed problems and concepts as evidenced by these quizzes.
Corrections:
Corrections can be stapled to the back of any homework quiz and turned back in to the teacher and the grade will be raised to a C (70%). These corrections must (a) be on a separate sheet of paper than the quiz being corrected, (b) have the correct answers to every missed problem (even the parts), (c) all of the correct work shown, and (d) a sentence describing the mistake made on the original quiz.
Participation:
Participation Points are given to students throughout out the year for good behavior and effort in class. Points can also be deducted for poor behavior in class. These do not count toward a grade on their own. However, upon earning 20 participation points (tracked through ClassDojo) students will earn a Homework Pass. The Homework Pass can be stapled to the homework packet to excuse one page in the Homework Packet.
Unit Tests:
At the end of every unit students will have completed their Homework Packet and they can expect to turn it on the day of the upcoming Unit Test. Unit Tests will primarily encompass the concepts from the chapter of the textbook that was just completed but may include some things from other chapters as well.
Before the test is given, students are given a practice test beforehand. The problems on these practice tests are the same kinds of problems that will be given on the actual Unit Test. Therefore, students are highly encouraged to complete their practice test several times until they know what to do for every problem on the actual Unit Test. Answer keys to the practice test and links to print out additional copies as needed are available on Google Classroom.