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6th Grade Math and Science Course Syllabus 2019-2020

Ms. Berry

Course Descriptions:

Math:

In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

Course Outline (Math):

 Unit Time Length Unit 1 Number System Fluency 5 weeks Unit 2 Rate, Ratio and Proportional Reasoning Using Equivalent Fractions 4 weeks Unit 3 Expressions 5 weeks Unit 4 One-Step Equations and Inequalities 5 weeks Unit 5 Area and Volume 5 weeks Unit 6 Statistics 5 weeks Unit 7 Rational Explorations: Numbers and their Opposites 4 weeks Unit 8 Show What We Know 4 weeks

Science:

We will cover five main branches of Earth science throughout the year, which include astronomy (the study of space), hydrology (the study of water), meteorology (the study for the atmosphere), geology (the study of the Earth’s surface), and energy.  The five branches will be covered in eight units, which are listed below.  Each unit will vary in length and will prepare your student for the end-of-the-year assessment.

Unit 1: Exploring Earth

Unit 2: Geologic Changes

Unit 3: Weather & Climate

Unit 4: Water & other resources

Unit 5: Exploring the Universe

Math:

 Summative Assessments (Tests)                                    30% Unit Tests (7 total for year) Chapter Tests (16 total for year) 15% 15% Formative Assessments (Primary classwork)                                                 60% Quizzes Homework Project Classwork Article Assignments 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% Other                                      10% iReady Lessons Journals 5% 5%

Science:

50% (Test(s), Lab Experiments, Projects)

40% Journal Entries/Vocabulary Activities, Interactive Notebook

10% Homework

Course Materials

No. 2 Pencils

Pens (Blue/Black)

1” Binder

Notebook Paper

Folders with prongs

(2)Composition Books

Colored Pencils

Ear Buds

Highlighters

Assignments and Absences

Students will receive a variety of assignments designed to enhance their learning.  If a student is absent, the student is responsible for the missed assignment.  Students who have an excused absence will be allowed five days to turn in the missed assignment.  No work will be accepted after five days.  If absent on a day a project or article review is due, the project or article is to be turned in upon returning from the excused absence.

Expectations:

The overarching expectation in this class is RESPECT: respect yourself, respect for other students, respect for the teacher/or any individual in authority and respect any guests that may enter our class.

1. Have the “I can do it” attitude!
2. Remain SEATED and PREPARED at all times.
3. Bring ALL materials to class DAILY.
4. ALL work must be done in PENCIL (math only).
5. Adhere to all policies, rules, and regulations outlined in the Richmond County and Hephzibah Middle student handbook.

Consequences:

1. Student-Teacher Conferences
2. Verbal Warning
3. Call Parents/ Guardian
4. Parent Conference

Classroom Management:

In our class, students will be required to demonstrate positive behavior during class. Students who display disruptive behavior will receive team/school consequences. Students who consistently show appropriate behavior will be positively rewarded with praise, positive note sent home, small rewards and other special privileges. On the other hand, students who demonstrate distracting, disruptive, or disobedient behavior will have consequences.

Contact Information

I can be reached one of three ways:

Phone: 706-592-4534

Remind:  Text @msberryhms to 81010

Student Signature:________________________________    Date:_____________

Parent Signature:_________________________________    Date:_____________ The above signatures acknowledge that (student and parent) are in agreement with the information covered in this syllabus.

*****Conferences are made through the guidance and or front office*****