Welcome to Math 6 - Pre-Algebra!

Essential Question: How is MATH like ART?




This will be a year of problem-solving, thinking creatively, and persevering even when the problems get difficult. We will do a lot of work in groups in order to practice expressing and justifying ideas. This wiki will have a box for each week, outlining what we did each day, as well as any homework for that night. Please do not hesitate to contact me (lmoore@latinpcs.org) with any questions or concerns.

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Tutorial is held Monday through Thursday from 3:25 until 3:50. You must sign up on my door in order to reserve a spot at tutorial.
Muffins and Math Morning Edition is held before school on Mondays through Fridays, 7:20-7:50 am, Room 105.
Muffins and Math Afternoon Edition is held after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4-4:30 pm, Room 117A. I will be there on Thursday afternoons :)

Challenge Problem

My thousands digit is three times my hundreds digit. The sum of my tens digit and ones digit is one less than my thousands digit. My hundreds
digit is two less than my tens digit. What 4- digit number am I?

Week of September 18 - Week 4 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Sept 18
Review of Coordinate Planes and introduction to new vocabulary and concepts.
Coordinate Planes Note Sheets and Graph a Picture project.


  1. Bring your purple folder to class tomorrow.
  2. Finish your Coordinate Planes Note Sheets if you did not finish them in class.
  3. Complete any missing homework assignments from math class so far.
9/19
Tuesday
Sept 19
File quizzes in purple math folders.
Review plotting points on a coordinate plane.
Begin the Graph a Picture project.
Work for 20 minutes on the Graph a Picture project if you did not finish in class today. Have an adult at home sign your worksheet saying that you spent that time working without a phone or computer. Use pages 3 and 4 of the following document if you need to print another copy.

9/20
Wednesday
Sept 20
Practice plotting points on the coordinate plane.
Catch up on any missing work.
9/21
Thursday
Sept 21
Design your Dorm project.
Self-Assessment of your work this week on Coordinate Planes tasks.
Work on the Design your Dorm project. We will finish in class tomorrow.
9/22
Friday
Sept 22
Finish the Design your Dorm project.
Finish the Design your Dorm project if you haven't already.
9/22

Week of September 11 - Week 3 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Sept 11
Exploring order of operations.
Pg 11 #1, 5, 7, 8, 10

9/12
Tuesday
Sept 12
Practice order of operations with grouping symbols
Pg 11 #15, 17, 22, 28

9/13
Wednesday
Sept 13

Study for Integers Quiz
Complete practice problems from page 11 of the textbook.
Check out Khan Academy links:
Intro to Negative Numbers
Ordering negative numbers
Absolute Value
Adding negative numbers
9/14
Thursday
Sept 14
Integers, number lines and absolute value quiz
None.

Friday
Sept 15

Show someone the Casting out Nines video that we watched in class today.
Casting Out Nines

Week of September 4 - Week 2 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Sept 4
No School!
None

Tuesday
Sept 5
Integer Addition Notes
Create your own problem adding positive and negative integers. Show the solution to your problem with a number line or drawing.
9/6
Wednesday
Sept 6
Adding (larger) positive and negative integers
Pg 27 (in your textbook) #10, 13, 16, 17, 23, 25, 41 - Choose 5
Complete this on page 8 of your notebook (or the next empty page).
In case you forgot to bring your textbook home, here is a scan of the page:

9/7
Thursday
Sept 7
Word Problems with Integers
Who's Where? worksheet

9/8
Friday
Sept 8
Our Amazing Brains + Integers Self-Assessment
None. Enjoy your weekend!


Week of August 28 - Week 1 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
August 28
Evens and Odds Exploration, Mindset video:
https://bhi61nm2cr3mkdgk1dtaov18-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Believe-in-Yourself.mp4
Tell someone not in 6th grade math what you've learned about the brain this week.
8/29
Tuesday
August 29
Number Line Ninjas
Read the math syllabus and have a parent or guardian read and sign it.

Note: The math syllabus was printed and given to students in class today. It is also attached above. If you already read through the syllabi packet and returned it to your advisory, that counts as completion of this homework.
8/30
Wednesday
August 30
Adding and Subtracting on a Number Line
None

Thursday
August 31
Ordering integers
Integer Homework 1

9/1
Friday
September 1
Negative numbers in the world
None



Week of August 23

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Wednesday
August 23
Discussion of things we do and do not like people to do when working in groups
Complete the Mindset Assessment Profile (page 3 of the attached document)

8/24
Thursday
August 24
Four 4's
Class discussion of Group Work expectations
Read the syllabus for math class. Be prepared to ask any questions that you have in class on Friday.
8/25
Friday
August 25
Numbers Made of Dots
None!