This website along with the class Schoology page,
are designed to help students and parents stay informed about what is
going on in class. There are many resources throughout to help students
math content studied this year will add another layer to the foundation
of skills you have built during the six years of elementary school. This year
the layer will be a bit "deeper" and more tied to the real world
experiences that you will be experiencing in the years to come. Just
as it is necessary to build a firm foundation when building a new house,
it is vital that our math foundation remain strong. Throughout the
year we take time to review the foundational skills that pertain to our
current unit of study to help maintain that strong
foundation. Sometimes, however, you may need additional practice outside
of the school day. Continued review of the four basic math
operations is a good way to strengthen and maintain those foundational
skills on which all math concepts are built. Students need to be able to
fluently - without thinking - compute
basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems (math facts). We will be using the online XtraMath program to build our fluency in the multiplication and division facts which are such an important part of our units of study.
Continue to ask yourself:,
Review of these skills should be part of your study routine at home until proficiency in each area is achieved. As with so many things in life, much practice is needed to be successful in math class. With consistent practice and attention to the details of each problem, 6th grade math will be a challenge met and conquered!
Extra help is available for all students from the following sources:
Relax and enjoy. I am here to guide you through the twists and turns of middle school and Grade 6 Math.