North Laurel Middle School
6th Grade Math Syllabus
Sixth 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 continually practiced. Students begin with a general review of the four basic operations. They are introduced to exponents, geometric formulas, algebraic concepts, ratios, percentages, and adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing signed numbers. 6th Grade Math students work extensively with fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and estimating. Problem solving strategies are also an integral part of the curriculum.
connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems
completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers
writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations
developing understanding of statistical thinking.
Textbook : Holt McDougal 6th Grade Math
Makeup work is the responsibility of the student who is absent. Students will have one day to complete makeup work for each day absent per district policy.
All homework corrections must be turned in by the Monday following the assignments due date. Corrections MUST be on a different page and stapled to the original assignment.
Test and Quiz Retakes
Tests must be retaken within a week of the original test date. Follow the Test Correction policy given by your teacher. Quizzes will not be retaken.
Tutoring is available during the year after school. Generally this starts in October. Parents will be notified when tutoring begins. Students may request teacher help before the 2nd bell or preschedule other opportunities.
A 90 – 100 %
B 80 – 89 %
C 70 – 79%
D 60 – 69 %
F 59 % or below
Each nine weeks the average will be based on tests, quizzes, homework and standards mastery assessments.
Standards Mastery Assessments: 20%
All students are expected to have these materials with them in class, daily.
Folder with pockets
Pencils (These will need to be regularly bought throughout the year.)
***Donations of: Kleenex, Lysol Wipes, Wrapped Candy (NO NUTS), Pencils, Dry Erase Markers, and Graph Paper would be greatly appreciated.