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Syllabus for 2016-17

WE Middle School

SYLLABUS FOR MATH 6

INSTRUCTOR: Tonja Rivers

Course Description:  6th Grade Math reinforces basic mathematical concepts and introduces skills that are essential for all students.  Concepts, procedures, and vocabulary that students will need in order to be successful in upper-level algebra and geometry courses are introduced and practiced.  Students begin with a general review of the four basic operations. They are introduced to exponents, geometric formulas, algebraic concepts, ratios, percentages, and algebraic equations.  6th Grade Math students will work with fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and estimating. Problem solving strategies are also an important part of the curriculum.

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:45-8:00 universal breakfast and silent reading

8:05-9:00    1st period 

9:05-10:00   2nd period

10:05-11:00  3rd period

11:00-11:25  SSR

1125-11:50   Enrichment

11:55-12:25  Lunch

12:30-12:55  Enrichment/break/remediation

1:00-1:55      Exploratory

2:00-3:00      4th period

Homework

Math homework is assigned nightly with no homework given on Fridays and I expect it to be done. 

A zero for no homework is not an option.

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Glencoe Math workbooks (Course 1- Volume 1 and 2)

Math notebook and pencils/erasers and hand held sharpener

GRADING SCALE:

A      90-100

B      80-89

C      70-79

D      60-69

F      59 and below

GRADING PROCEDURES:

20% classwork/homework                    

25% quizzes/projects

35% tests

20% daily/participation

MISSED WORK/MAKE-UP POLICY

    See Student/Parent Handbook.

ATTENDANCE AND TARDY POLICY

     See Student/Parent Handbook.  

RULES FOR STUDENT BEHAVIOR

1. Students are expected to always be prepared for class, including homework and materials.

2. Students are expected to treat others as they would like to be treated.

3. All students, including TAG, are responsible for making up any missed work in a timely way.

4  Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to work when they enter the room.

CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATING CLASS AND SCHOOL RULES

First offense – Warning

Second offense – Conference with students (possible call to parents)

Third offense – Phone call/note to parent

Fourth offense – Disciplinary referral

*Severe discipline problems will be referred directly to an administrator.

PROCEDURES FOR NON-INSTRUCTIONAL ROUTINES

 Students will use the Hallway Passport section of their agendas when a necessity requires them to  leave class (nurses, office, etc.).

 Emergency evacuation plans for fire and tornado drills are posted on the classroom wall.

RULES AND PROCEDURES 

Each student received a student/parent handbook during the first day of school. The handbook was discussed in detail with the student before being sent home to parents.

COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS  

Progress reports and report cards are given out on the district-designated dates (see Student/Parent handbook for dates). Phone calls, notes/letters and conferences are used as needed/requested. Email and agendas are also effective means of communication.  My email address is trivers@williston.k12.sc.us.  Open House and PTA meetings give further interaction with parents.