**DESCRIPTION**:

The 6th grade curriculum will be presented in a guided notes format. The teacher will use manipulatives (when applicable) and class participation that includes answering out loud, writing on the whiteboard, and group activities to make math more fun and engaging. The curriculum is divided into 8 units including: whole numbers and operations, integer operations, rational numbers, expressions and properties, equations and inequalities, proportional relations and percents, measurement and geometry, data, and statistics. For more details, see below. Each unit will have parent checked homework and quizzes and teacher graded unit tests. There is also an option for spiral review extra credit assignments. Test corrections are also required for any test grade below 94% and can raise the test grade. There will also be occasional warm-ups to begin classes and mini pop quizzes that will sometimes be graded or used as an informal assessment to communicate with parents. Students have fun through the weekly “get to know you more” prompts like sharing your favorite food, what do you like to do for fun and hidden talent type questions.

A syllabus will be provided with each week’s lessons that will be covered and the required homework assignments. Canvas will be used to post grades and Google Classroom will be used as a hub for syllabus, periodic messages for students/parents as well as videos for missed classes. Homework should take 1-2.5 hours per week depending on the student’s ability. Parents are required to check homework. Binders will be checked on occasion unannounced.

The teacher is available for quick help throughout the week via text (anytime) or FaceTime (scheduled).

**Teacher**: Jill Savoye jill_proverbs2121@yahoo.com 919-368-1167

**PREREQUISITES:**

Completed 5th grade math with 75% proficiency and mastered multiplication facts 1-12 in a timed manner (approximately 40 mixed facts in 1 minute). Students who have not successfully completed 5th grade math are not recommended to take this course. Please use this link to assess your child. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11F-xzE9q8OyjHRqWr8RBUqjWfnLE3u3_OwmafKvW-dw/edit If they get below 75% and you still feel they should be in the class, please contact the teacher. Summer tutoring is an option to get them ready if they are close.

**MATERIALS AND TEXT:**

We will be using Gina Wilson’s 6th Grade Math Curriculum/All Things Algebra. It is very structured and boxed out for organization. Each lesson includes guided notes and homework. You will be able to purchase a binder that includes the curriculum from the teacher.

Materials needed: calculator, purchased binder, ruler, and protractor.