 Foshay Learning Center
Class Syllabus

Course Description for 6th Grade Math:
Students in the 6th grade focus on active engagement with numbers by focusing on conceptual understanding, computational and procedural skills, and problem solving. The 6th grade standards require students to study the following areas: rational numbers, algebraic thinking, proportional reasoning, statistics, data analysis, probability, and plane and solid shapes. Students will increase their understanding of the course material by participating in homework, class work, quizzes, tests, group and individual projects, independent problem solving, and oral presentations.

Materials required:
One 3-ring binder, lined paper, dividers, 2 or more pens (blue or black), 2 or more pencils, a ruler, and a pencil sharpener. To maintain an Excellent Work Habits grade, your child needs to bring all materials and assigned textbooks to class.

Textbooks:
The textbook used in this course is the 6th Grade California Mathematics Edition published by Scott Foresman.

Homework:
Homework will be assigned on a daily basis. Homework is due the day after it was assigned, unless directed otherwise. Late work will be accepted within 2 days only, BUT each day late will decrease by one grade.

In each class students, will be graded based on the following criteria:

➢    Tests/Quizzes        35%
➢    Projects/Presentations    35%
➢    Class work             10%
➢    Homework            10%
➢    Class Participation    10%

➢    A =  90 – 100%
➢    B =  80 – 89%
➢    C =  70 – 79%
➢    D =  55 – 69%
➢    F =  0 – 54%

Attendance:
Students should make an effort to attend school every day.  Please refer to Operation Bright Future for further details and the school’s TNT policy in Student Agenda.

Missed exams or assignments:
Late work should be turned in within two days of absence.  Full credit will not be given for any late work, unless student is absent. If student misses an exam due to an excused absence he or she will be able to take a make-up exam within two days of return.

Unit 1:
➢    Relationships among decimals, fractions, and percents
➢    Understand basic arithmetic operations on fractions

Unit 2:

➢    Understand variables and expressions as symbolic representations of numerical values
➢    Understand equations
➢    Understand and use ratios, proportions, percents and rates

Unit 3:
➢    Understand and use methods for selecting a representative sample of a population
➢    Understand the factors that influence the validity and interpretation of data
➢    Understand that the probability of an event is between 0 and 1
➢    Understand the difference between dependent and independent events

Unit 4:
➢    Understand that the ratio of the circumference to the diameter is the same for any circle
➢    Understand the properties of two dimensional figures
➢    Understand the properties of three dimensional figures