2/15/19 - 6A - we are finishing up with adding and subtracting integers. The hardest part is just remembering to use the rules! Next up will be multiplying and dividing integers with more rules!! Homework to finish the worksheet on adding and subtracting integers.
6B - They are so funny! They are so used to the hard math that now that we are doing something easy - they are having trouble with it - they are trying to make it harder than it is :) We are doing prime and composite numbers and factors. We just started with divisibility rules and prime numbers. We didn't get to composite numbers - so no homework - a long weekend is just what they need :)
2/11/19 6A - We are learning how to add integers - positive and negative numbers. It is a bit confusing because we are adding, but we subtract opposite signs. But we will keep working on it. They will get it :) Homework - workbook page 49 #1-18
6B - We are reviewing chapter 5 - adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers. We will have one more day of review - then a test on Chapter 5. The plan is review on Tuesday, test on Wednesday. If we have a snow day on Tuesday, we will review on Wednesday and have a test on Thursday. Homework - finish review sheet
2/6/19 - Progress notes went out to students whose grade is less than 75.
6A - had a test today on equations - since I was out yesterday - I reviewed again with the students right before the test - I did one example of each type of problem on the board - Hopefully they did great on the test! No Homework
6B - We reviewed solving equations with integers and started temperature. Homework - workbook page 55 - #1-12 They are finishing up the chapter - so they will have a test either Monday or Tuesday - depending on how the review goes tomorrow
6A - We are done chapter 4 - the students had a review sheet today and they did great. The test is on Wednesday - They should study their review sheet. The students can cover up the answers, try the problem again and then see if they got the right answer. Homework - study for a test. The test will be on Wednesday
6B We are working on algebriac expressions with integers. There is a lot to think about when solving the equation. Homework workbook page 54 due on Wednesday
Happy Catholic Schools Week 1/30/19 - 6A - we are reviewing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations - homework worksheet #1-14 6B - Order of operations with integers - Homework workbook page 53 #1-6 1/29/19 - Grandparents day - so we had limited classes and class time - No Homework 1/28/19 Student Appreciation day - No Homework!
1/24/19 – 6A – We reviewed the test today – It was very disappointing. They made simple mistakes with subtraction. I guess I know what to do for maintenance next week. Then we worked on multiplication equations. Homework workbook page 42 # 2, 4, 12, 13, 15, and 18 6B – We reviewed adding and subtracting integers today. Homework – complete the evens on the worksheet.
1/23/19 6A had a test today on adding and subtracting equations. Next up we will be learning how to multiply and divide equations. The subtraction and the dividing are a little bit tough because there are two different ways to solve. If the minus sign or the division sign is in front of a number you do the opposite – you add or multiply to solve. But if the minus sign or the division sign is in front of the variable you switch and subtract or divide to solve. So it’s a little bit tricky. But they are getting it :)
6B is working with integers. So far we did adding and subtracting positive and negative integers. Tomorrow we will review adding and subtracting then move onto multiplying and dividing. It’s also a little bit tricky because you just have to follow the rules and sometimes the rules don’t seem to make sense. But they do. Such as why does a negative times a negative equal a positive. Tricky – but it does make mathematical sense. Trust me :) 6B Homework – workbook page 50 #1-20
1/15/19 Dear Parents, there are maintenance quizzes coming home this week that are disappointing. The maintenances are on Rounding and Order of Operations. These two topics were taught and tests were given a few weeks/months ago, but I keep revisiting these topics because 1) math builds on itself - so it's so important that you learn and keep math - it can't be something you learn for the test and forget 2) I think they will use these two skills later in life. So what I propose to do is 1) keep reviewing and keep giving maintenance quizzes on it 2) drop a few of the lowest maintenance grades at the end of the marking period This way the kids will see their grades and know they have to work on it and it won't affect the report card grade in the end. Also - I am available for extra help in the mornings or during recess. PS - Your children are amazing! They will get this! I have full confidence in them!
Parents, if you child needs extra help in math - I am available any morning at 7:45 - Just email me the night before
And I can hold math club at recess for a bunch of students who would like extra practice or extra help - Monday will be for 5A Tuesday will be for 5B Wednesday will be for 6A Thursday will be for 6B
Happy New Year!
1/10/19 6A YAY!! We are starting Algebra for real! We are learning how to solve for X! The first day was a struggle - but they seemed happy today! They said they got it - we are doing Addition this week. Next week we will do subtraction Homework - just try some of the problem on Page 40 in their workbook - but it's ok if they are still struggling - we will be going over it again tomorrow.
1/10/19 6B - is getting ready to start positive and negative integers. But so far this week we have been reviewing Algebriac equations. Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations. One more day of review - then on Monday we will start with integers. Homework - textbook page 144 # 14 - 22
This Project is Due Monday Dec 17 You have $500 to buy Christmas Gifts with. You will be buying Christmas gifts for your whole family and if you have money left over – you can buy gifts for your friends too You must spend most of it. You must try to buy things on sale. Keep track of the money you spent and the money you saved from buying things on sale. Then buy something for yourself with the money you saved. – From buying things on sale – not from not spending money on your family J Any left over money will be donated to your favorite charity Please use a chart to organize your numbers ~ such as this one
Name of person I am buying for and relationship to me
What I am buying for them
How much did it cost
Was it on Sale – Yes or No
If I got it on sale – how much was the original price
How much did I save
Picture of item – or drawing of item
Mom
Diamond earrings
$99
Yes
$159
$60
Dad
Eagles Jersey
$129
No
Jessica – Sister
Snow Tube
$40
No
Paul – friend
X-Box game
$30
Yes
$35
$5
Be Careful – You have to add in the money you spent on yourself in with the money you spend on your family and it must be less than $500 total.
Then finish with a chart like this one
You should be able to add (column 2 + column 4 + column 5) and then subtract that from column 1 and it should = column 6
Money I started with
Money I spent on family and friend
Money I saved
Money I spent on Me
Money I gave to charity – and Name of charity
Money I have left
$500
$0
You must have a cover page for this project – with your name, your title, the date and a picture on it.
AND YOU MUST SHOW YOUR WORK! – Please attach your work to this project.
This project is due Monday Dec. 17
To find the price of items – you can look while you are shopping, look at magazines, look on line or ask your parents.
12/3/18 The Christmas Math Project is out - the above info is new and updated from what I gave the students today - I forgot to put some very important items on the original - such as show your work! I asked to students to write it on their copy.
6A We are working on rounding quotients. Rounding after we divide. Knowing how for to divide too - how many place values after the decimal point. We worked on tenth place value today - we will work on hundredth and thousandth place value tomorrow NO homework today
6B We are working on writing and solving algebraic expressions - such as (j - 2) to the third power + k divided by by m when j = 8, k = 4.5 and m = 2 The students must solve slowly and carefully. They must first use order of operations - then make sure they are careful with the decimals and solve step by step. Some students are struggling still with this, but we are still working on it. Homework worksheet even
11/27/18 6A - We are starting to learn to write and read algebraic expressions! So exciting! Algebra! Looking ahead - we have more rounding in our future - this is usually a tough topic for the students - so we'll work on it for a few days - I expect to have one last test in this marking period some time next week on Chapter 3 sections 10 - 12
6B - We are working on Order of Operations with it all, fractions, division, multiplication and exponents. Next up Multistep algebraic expressions! I expect to have one last test for this marking period next week.
11/25/18 Dear Parents - On Thursday November 15 - I had a math test scheduled for all my math classes - As you remember - they were calling for snow and schools were being closed and the kids were so excited and we had announcements about schools closing and teacher's check your email . . . during the math test . . . needless to say the students were very distracted and very excited! therefore . . . the tests were not that great. The next day we had a two hour delay and picture day . . . also not a good day for testing. So what I decided to do was to use Monday Novemeber 19 as a test review - and I will be giving a shortened version of the test to all the students on Monday - all except the students who got 100 and finished the test - I will have enrichment for them to do.
Dear Parents - I apologize for my absence from my homework site - My daughter in Penn State was sick and I was getting ready to go to Penn State at a moments notice to take her to the ER - But thankfully she finally saw the campus doctor and she is fine.
Today in all classes we are reviewing for a test The test for all classes will be tomorrow - Thursday 11/15/18 - We also reviewed yesterday.
6A - the test is on chapter 3 sections 1 to 9
6B - the test is on chapter 3 - the whole chapter
Thursday 11/8/18 6A - They are still struggling with division. We are still working on it. WE will Not Give Up!! We did move onto division with decimals - they are doing great with this - but that's because we are doing single digit division - it's double digit division that they are struggling with. Homework workbook page 29 - All - Lot's of practice!
6B - we are evaluation algebriac expression! They did great! Once they figured out the new symbols :) Homework workbook page 32 evens Tomorrow we go back to rounding! Then they will be done Chapter 3 and ready for a test next week. Depending on how fast the rounding goes!
Wednesday 11/7/18 6A - we are working on division with whole numbers and decimals. The students are still struggling with the process of division - some students need practice with their multiplication facts - we will work on it! But feel free to work on it at home too :) Homework workbook page 26 #1 - 16 even divide and check It's good practice for multiplication facts :)
6B - We are moving! Onto problems that are starting to look like algebra! Today we introduced different ways to write a multiplication and division statement with different symbols and with numbers AND letters! We are on our Way! Homework workbook page 31
6th grades Part 2 of their Math Project is due on Monday 11/5/18
Part 1 was due on 10/22/18 - I handed them back today - some were done beautifully - some were done very sloppy. This is/was a take home project - I expected it to be neat and done with thought and care.
The students must hand in both part 1 and part 2 on Monday for full credit.
Homework
6A - Workbook page 24 #1-10 even - divide and check
6B - Workbook page 29 #1 - 20
Friday 10/26/18 6A had a test today - so no homework
6B - Finish workbook page 24 - we worked on it all of class - so hopefully they don't have much left for homework.
Thursday 10/25/18
6A - study for test on exponents and scientific notation They can study their worksheets and workbook pages 18 and 19
6B Workbook page 24 #1 to 4 Divide and check
Wednesday 10/24/18 6A - is learning exponents and scientific notation and they are doing great! I will give them a test on it on Friday 10/26/18 - Just exponents and scientific notation Homework - they had a worksheet on scientific notation.
6B - today we reviewed the test. A lot of students made simple mistakes - but some made big mistakes - like not moving the decimal correctly - we will be going over this again and it will be on the next test. Homework - worksheet on the test.
Monday 10/22/18 6A - worksheet on exponents - we did the first side together in class
6B - they had a test today - we reviewed before the test - So hopefully they did great! So no homework.
6A and 6B Math Project 6^{th} Grade Fall Math Project PART 1 You have a job – you work 7 hours a week
You have to pay taxes out of your paycheck – you pay 6% taxes = .06
Questions -
What is your job – briefly describe what you do when you are at work – use what you know about the job and your imagination.
How much do you make an hour
How much do you make in one week
How much do you make in one month
How much do you make in one year
Part one is due MONDAY OCTOBER 22
Here is the example I showed them in class - if they are making $10 an hour and work 7 hours a week - it would be
$10.00 x 7 = $70.00 ($10 an hour time 7 hours a week)
$70.00 x .06 = $4.20 (the weekly pay times the tax at 6%)
$70.00 - $4.20 = $65.80 ( the weekly pay minus the taxes equals the actual pay for that week)
Then $65.80 x 4 = $263.20 ( the tax adjusted weekly pay times 4 weeks in a month = the monthly salary)
Then $65.80 x 52 = $3,421.60 (The tax adjusted weekly pay time 52 weeks in a year = the yearly salary)
PART 2 NOW – After one year of working - you are going to buy a pet!
You need to figure out how much the pet is going to cost you – and if you can afford to buy your pet.
How much money did you make in one year (see part one)
What pet do you want to buy – find a picture of the pet
How much does that pet cost
What else do you need to buy for that pet? Food bowls, leash, collar, cage, toys, treats, container . . . find pictures of the items you need, put the prices next to the pictures
How much is the pet’s food? Find a picture of the pet food – put the price next to it
How much will your pet eat each day? Look it up!
How often will you have to buy the food?
How much will it cost for a week? For a month? For a year?
Your pet has to see a veterinarian at least once – how much does it cost to visit a veterinarian? Look it up! What is the veterinarian’s name?
How much do you have left after one year’s expense with the pet? Subtract how much the pet cost and all the expenses of the pet from how much you made in one year.
Part 2 is due MONDAY NOVEMEBER 5
Thursday 10/18/18 It was so funny today! The maintenance today was just multiplication tables or division and the students were so happy that it wasn't rounding! But I told them - rounding will be coming back! They need to know it!
6A - had a test today on multiplying whole numbers, decimals and zeros. So no homework Tomorrow we will start exponents!
6B - We worked on exponents and scientific notation - tomorrow we will review for a test on chapter two. The test will be on Monday. Homework - workbook page 19
6A and 6B - Maintenance - last week and this week, the maintenance has been on Rounding. Before each maintenance quiz I review rounding. After each maintenance quiz I review the quiz. Still some are having difficulty with this maintenance topic. So I have been spending class time on it everyday. Next wednesday you will see the two weeks of rounding maintenance quizzes. You will see that some students had difficulty with it. I offered a worksheet for the students to bring their grade on their maintenance quiz up to an 80. We will continue to work on this. But spending class time on this is pushing my schedule back a little. But I still think it is an important thing to learn and retain, so I am still working on it.
Wednesday 10/17/18 - 6A Test tomorrow on workbook pages 14,16, and 17 We have been reviewing for this test all week! It is on multiplying with two and three digits, and with zeros and decimals.
6B NO homework - we just finished up checking homework and working with textbook on exponents. I think they got it now! Tomorrow we will start scientific notation. If we have time to do scientific notation and review for the test - the test will be on Friday - if not - then the test will be on Monday. The test will be on Chapter 2 workbook pages 16, 17, 18 and 19
Tuesday 10/16/18 6A worksheet test review test is postponed until Thursday 6B textbook page 75 #22 - 34 Test is postponed - students needed more time with exponents.
Monday 10/15/18
6A Math Test Wednesday 10/17/18 on workbook pages 14,16 and 17 6A homework finish study sheet for test tomorrow
6B Math Test on Thursday 10/18/18 workbook pages 14,16,17,18,and 19
6B homework - workbook page 18
Thursday 10/11/18 This week for both 6A and 6B our maintenace was rounding. Rounding to tens, rounding to hundreds, rounding to ones. Both groups had a lot of trouble with it. I reviewed it before each maintenance. And I went over the problems after each maintenance. Some students are still having trouble with rounding. So we spent some more time on it again today. That is why we have not moved that far in the workbook this week for homework.
6A workbook page 17 evens
6B workbook page 17 odds
Also in both classes - due to the long weekend - I gave them time to do some of this in class - so your student may have finished this in class. Have a nice long weekend!
Wednesday 10/10/18
6A - workbook page 17 odds
6B - workbook page 17 evens
Tuesday 10/9/18
6A - workbook page 16 evens
6B - workbook page 16 evens
Friday 10/5/18
No Homework - Have a great weekend
Thursday 10/4/18
6A We are starting Multiplication properties with zeros and decimals. Homework workbook page 14 - the students started this in class and had some difficulty - Just ask them to do their best and if they can't figure it out - it's ok - we will go over it all tomorrow
6B - we are re-teaching Multiplication properties with zeros and decimals. I gave them a worksheet to complete for homework
Wednesday 10/3/18 We reviewed the test today in both 6A and 6B - the tests did not make it into the test folder by the end of the day - so they will go home next week - so no homework tonight!
Study for Math Test
MATH TEST ON TUESDAY
6A - Homework - workbook page 11 evens Test on Tuesday on workbook pages 7 to 11
6B - Homework - finish worksheet Test on Tuesday on workbook pages 7 to 11 and 14 to 17
Thursday 9/27/18 6A - We are working on expressions and evaluating those expressions - basicly - algebra! So it will take time for this new math to be absorbed and retained. We will be working on this again tomorrow. Homework - workbook page 10 - but it's ok if they don't get it - I just ask that they try it by themselves - so they know where they need a little help.
6B - The students are working on multiplying whole numbers, numbers with zeros, decimals and solving for x using multiplication and division - It's alot - we will be reviewing tomorrow - There is a test in the future - but I think it'll be on Tuesday - but if tomorrow goes great - it maybe on Monday. Homework workbook page 15 #1 to 8
Wednesday 9/26/18 6A - We reviewed subtraction with zero's, whole numbers and decimals. We reviewed last nights homework - the students seemed to understand - so we moved on and started Algebra. Mrs. Thompson had some ideas on how to start Algebra, so she spent some time the class. We are doing algrebra expressions - learning how to read expressions and turn them into number problems, such as the sum or a number and four. We just started this so no homework tonight.
6B We were working on patterns in math - such as 10 x 100 = 1000 - they did great! We moved onto multipling with decimals - we just started this - so I just ask that they try workbook page 14 for homework - we will be doing a lot of review of this concept tomorrow. So it's ok if they can't do their homework tonight - we'll know where to start tomorrow.
Tuesday 9/25/18 6A We are working on addition and subtraction with whole numbers and decimals - the most important thing is that the students must line up the decimals. The students are having trouble with subtraction and borrowing from the number next to it. We will review again tomorrow Homework workbook page 9 odds Test on MONDAY 10/1/18
6B - We came to the end of the chapter - I am splitting the chapters up into sections. The students already had a test on the first part of the chapter - we will move into the next chapter for a few sections then if everything goes well we will have a test on MONDAY 10/1/18 Homework - finish the chapter review on loose leaf - most students were almost done this by the end of class - they should have had only a few problems left to do.
Monday 9/24/18
6A - workbook page 9 evens We are working on adding and subtracting decimals and the importance of lining up the decimals
6B - Workbook page 11 We are starting with algebra - substituting numbers for letters and the solving the equation. This is a new concept - we will be reviewing this concept tomorrow.
Thursday 9/20/18 6A After the test we started rounding to cents = hundredths - making it into money. They had some difficulty with this - we will be going over it again tomorrow - we had limited time due to the test. Their homework is workbook page 5 #1-30 - just let them try and see how far they get - we will review tomorrow!
6B We spent a lot of time on rounding today. Next we reviewed how to add and subtract with decimals - Homework workbook page 7 - add only
Wednesday 9/19/18
6A - We reviewed decimal place value and exponents today The students will have a test on decimal place value, exponents and comparing numbers tomorrow For Homework
the students should study workbook pages 3 and 4 for tomorrow's test
Math Maintenances went home today - the students need to do all the ones they got incorrect on a piece of looseleaf and hand it in with the Maintenance tomorrow
Math Tests also went home today - the students need to do the corrections for the test on a piece of loose leaf and hand it in with the test tomorrow
6B -
We worked on Rounding Decimals today - the class seemed to be having difficulty with it - So for homework please have your student try workbook page 5 #1 to 30 evens - we will go over it again tomorrow to make sure everyone understands it. If your student can not figure it out - that is ok - I only ask that they try - we will review tomorrow
Math Maintenances went home today - the students need to do all the ones they got incorrect on a piece of looseleaf and hand it in with the Maintenance tomorrow
Math Tests also went home today - the students need to do the corrections for the test on a piece of loose leaf and hand it in with the test tomorrow
Tuesday 9/18/18
6A workbook page 2 ( it should have been done - but I noticed some were not complete - so if they could just finish this page - we did go over it in class )
6B - No Homework
Monday 9/17/18 6A Study workbook pages 1 and 2 for math test tomorrow
6B Study worksheet and workbook pages 1 to 4 for math test tomorrow
Thursday 9/13/18
6A workbook page 3 6B Workbook page 4
6A - CCIU came in to introduce the kids to MATH SHARKS - its a hand held electronic device that helps student learn their times tables. It's really cool - Please ask your student about them! For Homework - the studnet need to write the 8 and the 9 times table in the front of their math copybook
We watched two videos today - to help with place value, if you want to check them out - They were 'Math Antics Place Value" and "Math Antics Decimal Place Value"
6 B Complete Math Workbook page 3 - we just started this and I did not get to answer all the questions the students had before the bell rang - so if they could just do their best and we will review tomorrow.
Tuesday 9/11/18 6A Math Worksheet 6B Math Workbook page
ANNOUNCEMENT ~ MATH TEST ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Monday 9/10/18 6A and 6B Math Workbook page 1
Friday 9/7/18
6A and 6B Math workbook page 22 evens only
12/18/18 - ALL MATH CLASSES WILL HAVE A TEST ON THURSDAY December 20
All classes started with the review today
6A - the test will be on Order of operations and evaluating algebraic expressions
6B - the test will be on Chapter 4 sections 4-5 to 4-7 Solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations.
We started reviewing for the test today - I can see any student for extra help at recess tomorrow
12/11/18 6A - the students are working on Order of Operations - it is a skill they learned last year - but this year we add exponents to it. There are a lot of steps - but it is math they can do - as long as they take their time on the steps. Homework workbook page 36 #1 - 12 even
6B - We are doing algebra - the students are learning to solve for a variable - yesterday we did addition equations - today we did subtraction equations. Subtraction equations are a bit tougher - the students must watch which number is being subtracted. Homework workbook page 41 #1-18 even. - They should do the work in their copybook. They must show the steps they took to solve the equation.
12/4/18 6A - We are working on rounding quotients - their homework is workbook page 33 # 9 - 20
6B - We spent the whole period on the worksheet - solving equations using order of operations. I am going to offer Math Club to this class every other tuesday at recess. I offered it today and two students came - so I thought I better let the parents know also - I can be every Tuesday if they need it. During Math Club we will go over the lesson and start the homework. Homework was to complete the worksheet.