Hope all enjoyed an extra day off on Friday! Happy Veteran's Day to all our vets and thank you for your service to our country. It was great to meet with many of you last week at conferences. I am confidient we are going to have a great second quarter in sixth grade!
This week in mathematics we will be covering standard 6.NS.3 and calculate using paper/pencil method adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. It is important that sixth graders have and understand this mathematical fluency and have their multiplication facts completely memorized. If you know your child needs help in that area please work on this with them using flashcards at home. Just knowing that simple concept can help ease a lot of problems they may have in upper grade math. Homework will be given Monday-Thursday and please make sure your child is working through their Khan Academy folders.
I am so happy to be working with your child in math this year. All have proven their hard work and capabilities and I am excited as we move into new content area next quarter. As we close out the first quarter and begin the second I wanted to let you know what we have completed in each grade as well as the standards and material we will be covering this second quarter.
In sixth grade we completed the first unit called Numbers, which focused on the study of integers, factors and multiples, rational numbers, as well as operations with fractions. In this unit we covered standards: 6.NS.1,4,5,6,and 7. Moving forward we will pick up where we left off in our second unit: Number Operations. Students will begin the second quarter studying operations with decimals (standards: 6.NS.2 and 3). We will then move into our third unit covering proportionality, ratios, and rates. The standards we will cover in depth include 6.RP.1-3.
Along with every unit I assign a folder of different Khan Academy modules that they should be working on. Your child is allowed to work on Khan Academy at home by logging in using their CPS email accounts (make sure they login using the Google button). Each folder is due upon the completion of our unit. This date will always be posted on my classroom homework board.
Thank you again for all your help and cooperation ensuring your child has a successful year in math.