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 be successful.
The sixth grade math course is the beginning of a formal approach to solving math problems. The emphasis is not on the answer to a math problem, but rather the steps to reach the solution. Operational competency continues to be taught with a focus on decimal and fraction operations. Other topics include rational numbers, geometry, ratio and proportional relationships, algebra-readiness concepts, statistics, and probability. Topics are closely aligned with the Common Core State Standards that can be found at EngageNY.org. Sixth graders will take the New York State Math Assessment given in May, 2018. In addition, students will take a cumulative midterm at the end of 20 weeks and a cumulative final exam at the end of the year.
Here are some questions to consider:
Does your child know their multiplication facts through 12's? Can they divide with two-digit divisors? Does he/she understand the difference between a fraction and a whole number? A decimal and a whole number? Can he/she perform basic operations using decimal numbers? Review of these skills should be part of their study routine at home until proficiency is achieved.
Study Hall and lunch are good opportunities for your child to get help from a teacher with topics currently being studied in class. Appointments are encouraged for help during study hall so your child will have the appropriate pass needed to leave study hall to seek help. Help is available every day at the Math Lunch Help Table, no appointment necessary. Additional help is available at the Learning Center before, during, or after school.
Remember....Math is not a spectator sport. You must be engaged and practice in order to succeed!