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**Welcome to Math 6!**

Please review all notes on this page and then use the page as a gateway to the Math 6 resources: helpful hints, links to online resources, study packets, and more. **Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for all information!**

*Let the wise listen and add to their learning. ** Proverbs 1:5*

The 6th-8th Grade FMCA Math Club is a chapter of the National Math Club. It is designed to "build confidence in students of all ability and interest levels by giving them the opportunity to engage in unique math activities in a relaxed, social setting." It runs during the Third Quarter.

All students are required to have a spiral notebook devoted entirely to math with them daily. - All sections are labeled properly.
- All covered sections are found complete with charts and examples.
- Homework is labeled, complete and corrected in notebook.
- Name is on notebook cover: must have name to receive a grade!
Homework is meant as a practice! Work through it, attempt each problem, and do your best. Always go back over your notes the night they were taken! Make sure they make sense and write down any questions you have. Complete any charts or diagrams that you missed during class. Make sure they are ready to refer to as you study. |

Students are given a study packet at the beginning of each unit that they must keep in their math folders. -
You should know all the definitions; you won't directly be tested on them, but to answer the test questions you need to know them! These are due the day before the test. -
You will need to answer all of the review questions by the day before the test; these help you make better connections and learn the steps. -
You should try all of the online practice quiz and test problems; they are similar to the test questions! -
Look ahead at the self-evaluation; it isn't due until the day after the test, but it lists what you should/could be doing to study as we progress through the unit.
Are you making good use of your study packet? Each day you should go over the components in the packet that pertain to the day's lesson. |

Each week the students are required to complete 30 minutes of MobyMax math under the "Math" icon . The week runs Sunday to Saturday for Moby; these minutes cannot be made up, so be sure to get them done each week! Students are given login information the first day of school and should use that to log into their accounts. This assignment helps them go back and strengthen areas in which they are weak, as the program assigns modules based on student work. Parents, you can log into your student's account as a parent with his/her login information to monitor progress! |

"Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe."

~Galileo Galilei

Moby Math is optional during break. Students who do it can get up to 6 extra credit points--1 point per 10 mintues of Moby.

**Did you get any of the homework problems wrong?**

If you got any of the problems wrong on an assignment, it is your job to figure out why. It is essential that you take some initiative in your learning and education in order to be successful! If you don't know what you did wrong, you should see me for help; I can pinpoint the error and help you correct it. It is part of the assignment to learn from the mistakes that you made!

**Need help during homework?**

+ If you are having trouble, please review the examples from class that you have in your notes and TRY the problem. The examples show you step-by-step how to do each type of problem. You do need to make an attempt to complete your work.

+ Go to the book read the referenced section; something there might help you solve the problem.

+ There are great videos that go with many sections on the text website. You can always look there to see examples done too.

+ Try something! Blank sheets are not accepted. Write down examples from the notes that you used as models--SHOW me you tried!

**Steps to Solving a Problem**

*Use the problem-solving process sheet that I gave you in class! *

**Explore the Problem**

**Plan**

**Solve**

**Check**

*Use these strategies when planning how to solve!*

Draw a Diagram, Look for a Pattern, Make a Graph, Make an Organized List, Make a Table, Simulate a Problem (act it out), Solve a Simpler Problem, Guess & Check, Use Logical Reasoning (does it make sense), Work Backward, Write an Equation

**How should I study for quizzes?**

Highlight and study the terms in the study guide that we have covered.

Look over the "Study Guide Review" questions in the study guide; complete any we have already covered. (These will be checked in the day before the chapter test; getting the ones done that we have already covered will also help keep you on track)

Take an online practice quiz (can be corrected online); see the study guide for directions.

Look over notes and examples in your spiral. (I collect notebooks after the chapter tests, so making sure everything is labeled before each quiz will help keep you on track.)

Take the paper and pencil quiz for sections found in the text.

- Elements, interactive version
- Elements, pdf version

- Math Glossary

- Arithmetic Operations
- Properties of Numbers
- Negative Numbers
- Rates, Ratios, and Percents
- Variables and Expressions
- Equations and Inequalities
- Geometry
- Data and Statistics

- Virtual Nerd
- Math is Fun

- Login Page
- School Code: mi4278

- Syllabus

- Big Ideas Online Text Login Page
- Log in so that you can have access to all of the resources that come with the book including the videos for each example we do in class!
- Skills Review Handbook
- Great resource for practicing older material as necessary
- Basic Skills Review
- Great material to help review basic math from earlier grades
- Online Text, Free Version
- No login required, just text, no extras. Common Core 2014 Edition
- Glossary

- Holt Manipulatives