Math Syllabus

Hokes Bluff Middle School

Sixth Grade Math Syllabus



Teacher:  Deana Jackson


Welcome to Math! The rules and expectations of the class will be explained below. One of my highest expectations is for every student to give 100%.  

 Course Content:

The content of this course will be determined by the objectives stated in the Alabama Course of Study for Mathematics for sixth grade math.

1. Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

2. Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide by fractions.

3. Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

4. Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

5. Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

6. Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

7. Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

8. Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

9. Develop understanding of statistical variability.

10. Summarize and describe distributions.

 Classroom Expectations:

  1. Be Responsible!
    1. Be on time!  If you come to class after the bell without a pass you will have to get a late pass.
    2. Be attentive! Students are expected to pay careful attention to instructions, take notes, thoroughly check homework, ask questions, and use class time wisely to begin assignments. All work must be shown when completing problems on any assignment, quiz, or test. When students show their work on paper, errors can be found that may be hindering their progress.
    3. Be prepared! When the bell rings, class begins. You will need to have your materials out (homework, paper, and book) and a sharpened pencil.  I will not accept any work in PEN. There is no exception to this rule!       (We only use a RED PEN to grade work!)

B. Be Respectful!

    1. Do not talk while the teacher or others are talking.  Show respect to others in the class.  Be respectful of the materials in the classroom and in the school.
    2. All students are expected to follow the Etowah County Schools Code of Student Conduct.  Discipline will be handled in the classroom as much as possible.  Consequences for inappropriate behavior may include, but are not limited to write-ups, break detention, or office referral which may result in in-school suspension, after school detention, paddling, or out of school suspension.

Grading Procedures:

    1. Homework: Homework will be assigned and checked daily.  A grade for homework will be earned from selected assignments. Students may workout Math problems according to methods taught by teacher or their own method as long as work is shown and answer is correct.

B.  Interactive Notebook:  Students will be responsible for all materials being kept in their interactive notebook. (problem of the day, class work, homework, worksheets, notes, lab activities, etc.)  There will be periodic notebook checks throughout each nine weeks that will be factored into earning points. Point values will be determined according to the amount of the assignments

C. Computer lab: A participation grade of 10-25 points will be given for lab assignments   

D.  Quizzes: Quizzes may be given periodically during the nine weeks. The value of each quiz will range anywhere between 10 and 50 points. 

E. Tests: Tests are typically given in the middle and/or at the end of each chapter. The value of tests will be worth at least 100 points. 

F. Participation Grade: Students will begin each 9 week with 100 points. Student’s participation grade will be deducted 5 points for every unexcused absence.

G. Projects:  Projects and writing assignments will be assigned throughout the year.

*The amount of points recorded will be determined by the number of problems on the assignment.

*The student’s grade will be determined by adding the total points they receive and dividing by the number of total points possible.

When a student is absent, it is the Student’s responsibility to check on make-up work when they return to school. Any assignment not made up or turned in within 3 days will result in a grade of “0”!

 A student caught cheating on any homework, quiz, test, or project will receive a zero for the assignment and parents will be notified.

Teacher Information:

*I have read the syllabus and agree to abide by all class policies.

Student (print): __________________________ Signature: ___________________________

Date: ___________________

*I have read the syllabus for my student and agree to encourage them to abide by all class policies.

Parent/Guardian (print): _____________________ Signature:_________________________

Parent/Guardian e-mail: ________________________________________________________

Date: ___________________

Sign and return to teacher.  Keep Syllabus in Math interactive notebook.  

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