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 :)

Ratios Test - Thursday, January 18 (this is a new date)


Week of January 15 - Week 9 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
1.15
MLK Day - No school


Tuesday
1.16
Solving Ratios Problems
Begin Study Guide

1.18
Wednesday
1.17
Ratios Review
Finish Study Guide

1.18
Thursday
1.18
Ratios Quest
None

Friday
1.19



Week of January 8 - Week 8 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
1.8
Unit 2 Lesson 13: Tables and Double Number Line Diagrams
Get 9 hours of sleep and eat a nutritious breakfast

Tuesday
1.9
Solving Equivalent Ratios Problems

Unit 2, Lesson 13 Homework

1.11
Wednesday
1.10
Solving More Ratios Problems
Finish Unit 2, Lesson 13 Homework
1.11
Thursday
1.11
Unit 2 Lesson 14: Info Gap Ratio Problems
Have a parent or guardian sign the Donors Choose Release form

*This is so I can begin an account with Donors Choose to purchase supplies for our classroom, including Motion Math subscriptions for all 6th grade students.
1.12
Friday
1.12
Unit 2 Lesson 15: Part-Part-Whole Ratios


Week of January 2 - Week 7 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
1.1
No School


Tuesday
1.2
Ratios Review
Get at least 9 hours of sleep and eat a good breakfast.

Wednesday
1.3
Representing ratios with tables
Unit 2, Lesson 11 Practice Problems

1.4
Thursday
1.4
Snow Day


Friday
1.5
Solving problems using a ratio table
Unit 2, Lesson 11 Practice Problems will be collected on Monday if you did not turn it in today
1.8

Week of December 18 - Week 6.5 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
12.18
Breakout!
None

Tuesday
12.19
Decorate gingerbread houses
None

Wednesday
12.20
Coordinate Planes pictures
None

Thursday
12.21
Winter Break


Friday
12.22
Winter Break


Week of December 11 - Week 6 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
12.11
Ratios Task Cards
Ratios Study Guide (due Wednesday)

12.13
Tuesday
12.12
Ratios Study Guide
Ratios Study Guide (due Wednesday)

12.13
Wednesday
12.13
Ratios Scavenger Hunt
Study for Ratios Test. Use your Study Guide, past homework assignments and handouts from class.

Thursday
12.14
Unit 3 Ratios Test
None

Friday
12.15
Practice Ratios
None

Week of December 4 - Week 5 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
12.4
Equivalent Ratios + Double Number Line Intro
None

Tuesday
12.5
Double Number Lines
Ratios Homework 3

12.7
Wednesday
12.6
WLPCS Student Survey + Unit Prices


Thursday
12.7
Unit Speed


Friday
12.8
Practice Ratios


Week of November 27 - Week 4 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
11.27
Introduction to Ratios
None

Tuesday
11.28
Representing Ratios with Diagrams
Ratios Homework 1

11.29
Wednesday
11.29
Equivalent Ratios by Kool Aid!

None

Thursday
11.30
Equivalent Ratios by color

Ratios Homework 2

12.1 (can finish during class)
Friday
12.1
Equivalent Ratios Review + Motion Math
Finish your Ratios Homework 2 if you have not already finished.
Enjoy your weekend!
12.4

Week of November 20 - Week 3.5 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
11.20
Breakout!
None

Tuesday
11.21
Notes of Gratitude + Math Party Tricks
None

Wednesday
11.22
No School


Thursday
11.23
No School


Friday
11.24
No School


Week of November 13 - Week 3 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
11.13
Review - Pop quiz corrections + Begin Study Guide
Geometry Study Guide (due Wednesday)

11.15
Tuesday
11.14
Review - Scavenger Hunt
Finish Geometry Study Guide
11.15
Wednesday
11.15
Review - Check Study Guide + finish Scavenger Hunt
Study for tomorrow's test

Thursday
11.16
Geometry Test


Friday
11.17
Finish Geometry Test + Motion Math Games
Show your family Motion Math games!

Week of November 6 - Week 2 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
11.6
Geometry Lesson 15 - Surface Area and Nets
Lesson 15 Homework Sheet

11.9
Tuesday
11.7
Geometry Lesson 16 - More Surface Area
Lesson 15 Homework Sheet (due Thursday)

11.9
Wednesday
11.8
Pop Quiz - Area and Surface Area
Finish Lesson 15 Homework
11.9
Thursday
11.9
Surface Area and Volume
None

Friday
11.10
No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences
None

Week of October 30 - Week 1 of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
10.30
Geometry Challenge Activity
None

Tuesday
10.31
Geometry Lesson 12
None

Wednesday
11.1
Geometry Lesson 13
None

Thursday
11.2
Geometry Lesson 14
None

Friday




Week of October 23 - End of Quarter 1 + Start of Quarter 2

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Oct 23
Geometry Lesson 10
None

Tuesday
Oct 24
Geometry Lesson 11
Complete problems 1-12 of your Geometry Review Packet

10.26
Wednesday
Oct 25
Science Field Trip
Finish your Geometry Review Packet. We will check these in class tomorrow.
10.26
Thursday
Oct 26
Geometry Review and Quiz
None

Friday
Oct 27
Half Day - Finish Geometry Quiz + Halloween Coordinate Planes activity
None. Happy weekend!


Week of October 16 - Week 8 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Oct 16
Geometry (Unit 1) Lesson 5
None

Tuesday
Oct 17
Geometry (Unit 1) Lesson 6
Unit 1 Lesson 6 Practice Problems

10.18
Wednesday
Oct 18
Geometry (Unit 1) Lesson 7
None

Thursday
Oct 19
Binder Setup
Math Class Reflection
Geometry (Unit 1) Lesson 8
None

Friday
Oct 20
Geometry (Unit 1) Lesson 9 - Finding the Area of Triangles
None. Happy weekend!


Week of October 9 - Week 7 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Oct 9
No School!


Tuesday
Oct 10
Unit 1 Lesson 1 - Tiling the Plane

Unit 1 Lesson 1 Practice Problems

10.11
Wednesday
Oct 11
Unit 1 Lesson 2 - Finding Area by Decomposing and Rearranging
Unit 1 Lesson 2 Practice Problems

10.12
Thursday
Oct 12
Unit 1 Lesson 3 - Reasoning to Find Area
Unit 1 Lesson 3 Practice Problems

10.13
Friday
Oct 13
Unit 1 Lesson 4 - Parallelograms
No homework - I need to look into the Family materials option and see if there is a way to provide students with login information without having you sign up. Sorry about that! [Show someone at home the Family materials - Geometry Unit link at the top of this wiki.]

Unit 1 Test - Thursday, October 5

Topics covered:
  • positive and negative integers on a number line
  • absolute value
  • plotting points on the coordinate plane
  • finding distance on the coordinate plane
  • order of operations
  • adding and subtracting positive and negative integers

Week of October 2 - Week 6 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Oct 2
Adding & Subtracting Integers practice
Begin Study Guide for Unit 1 Test
10.4
Tuesday
Oct 3
Unit 1 Review Stations
Complete Unit 1 Study Guide

10.4
Wednesday
Oct 4
Final Unit 1 Practice + DEAR time
Practice any concepts that you still find difficult for the Unit 1 Test tomorrow. Use the practice sheet from today, as well as the files below. Answer keys are included with every file.

10.5
Thursday
Oct 5
Unit 1 Test
None

Friday
Oct 6

None

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 25 - Week 5 of Quarter 1

Day
Date
What Happened in Class
Homework
Due Date
Monday
Sept 25
Subtracting Integers - King Zero's Stew
Finish Lesson Practice if you did not in class

9.26
Tuesday
Sept 26
Subtracting Integers continued - Subtracting a negative is the same as adding a positive
Lesson 1-5B Homework Sheet
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9.27
Wednesday
Sept 27
Coordinate Planes and Order of Operations Review
Study for Unit 1 Quiz 2 (Coordinate Planes and Order of Operations). Use your practice quiz from today in class, as well as old homework assignments and class notes.

9.28
Thursday
Sept 28
Unit 1 Quiz 2 - Coordinate Planes and Order of Operations
None.

Friday
Sept 29
Subtracting Integers
None. Enjoy your weekend!

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
Polygons on the Coordinate Plane.
Self-Assessment of your work this week on Coordinate Planes tasks.
Finish today's Lesson Practice if you did not finish it in class today.
9/22
Friday
Sept 22
Coordinate Plane practice
Finish one problem from each row of the Coordinate Planes task cards if you did not finish in class. One task card from each row is attached here. It's okay if you do not have a full ten problems completed as long as you have one from each row.
9/25

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!