6th Grade Math:
Our adopted text, Oregon Focus on Math, closely aligns with the state and NCTM standards. As with our literature text, Oregon Focus offers rich online resources, including an online textbook and access to all lesson PowerPoint presentations and worksheets. Following the Curriculum and Instruction tab on the home page to Textbooks and Helpful Web Sites will lead you to the Oregon Focus link. We will use textbooks as a classroom resource - students will not be assigned a textbook but will be able to take one home if needed.
All 6th grade students are expected to show mastery in the following areas: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimals; Ratios, Rates and Percents; Introductory Algebra. With the increased rigor in math, all students are expected to be "algebra ready" by 8th grade. This increases the pressure in lower grades to master the standards at each grade level.
Following district guidelines, grading will be based on percentages which equate to a grade. In my class, grades (E, M, N, and D) will be based on a variety of assignments including classwork, homework (30%) and formal and informal assessments (70%).