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 #118 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.
5^{th} and 6^{th} grade Christmas Math Project
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 
XBox 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
Tuesday 11/6/18 VOTE
6A  finish worksheet
6B  workbook page 30 evens
Monday 11/5/18
6A worksheet  evens
6B workbook page 27
Friday 11/2/18
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 #110 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 reteaching 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 9/2
0/18
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 #130  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
Mond
ay 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