Our curriculum is based on Common Core Standards facilitated by the CPM1 (College Preparatory Mathematics) text book for all 6th grade middle schoolers in West Ada. Each student will have the option of a hard copy textbook along with access to an electronic textbook (e-book). This resource focuses on engaging students in learning math and developing students’ problem-solving skills. It fosters the three important facets of mathematical learning: conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and real-life application skills.
Additional information can be found at: https://cpm.org/
E-book Text Book Access:
- Click on Sign In with Google
- Enter full @westada.org student email address
- Password: use your school password
- Students will be able quickly multiply and divide multi-digit rational numbers with accuracy and use this knowledge to explore common factors and multiples.
- Students will build on understanding relationships between multiplication and division in order to explore and understand the meaning of fractions and multiplication/division of fractions.
- Students will be able to utilize ratios and concepts associated with ratios in order to understand and solve real word problems. Ex: Dan received $18 for every hour worked; Drew received $12 dollars for each hour worked. How much money did Dan make if Drew made $48?
- Students will begin to create algebraic expressions in order to solve contextual problems. Explore how 6 x 2 = 12 is similar to Bill waking 6 miles per day, if he walks multiple days how many days will it take him to walk 24 miles? 6x=24 so x=4
- Students will be able to visualize and apply concepts associated with area, surface area, and volume in order to solve real world problems. Susan wants to build a dog kennel that is 8ft. x 12ft. How much fence is needed and how much outdoor carpet would be needed to cover the floor of the dog kennel?
Guidelines for Success:
- Effort and hard work are the key ingredients for success.
- Ask questions in order clarify meaning.
- Mistakes are a good thing; we learn from them.
- Be sure to pay attention during instruction and take complete notes.
- Complete your work on-time to the best of your ability
MATH GRADING POLICY
- Quizzes/Check Points
- Unit tests
- Assessments can be re-taken provided the student has all of their prior work turned in and has attended a test review session. Students can earn 100% on retakes.
Semester Finals = 10%
- End of Semester or End of Course tests
- No retakes are offered on these assessments.
Practice/Homework= Completion Grade
Students master content through instruction and practice. Student practice can be done in a group or independently. Practice is not used to measure a student’s mastery of content but rather to give students time to develop understanding before understanding is fully measured. It is very important that practice is completed so misconceptions can be cleared up. Students are expected to complete assigned practice work so we can review and answer questions the following day. Completion will be tracked via PowerSchool.