Deerfield Beach Middle School
Principal: Dr. Latori Fulton
Teacher Name: Mr. Bradley
Class Location: Room 762
Telephone: (305) 232-2437
Web Page Address: BradleyCharlie.com
It is our mission to provide a learning environment that ensures high expectations for all of our scholars through instruction, real-world applications and technology that promotes and fosters knowledge and skill. Deerfield Beach Middle School will provide all students with high-quality, rigorous and relevant instruction.
We believe in cultivating a relationship between students, teachers, administrators, parents and community by fostering open and direct communication and establishing trust and collaboration.
We will provide a nurturing and safe environment where scholars become critical thinkers, problem solvers, lifelong learners, and productive citizens.
BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION
The sixth grade standards are arranged into units that will extend their knowledge and understanding of elementary topics into increasingly formalized and applicable skills as they transition into upper grades. The Standards for Mathematical Practice are a key component as they are applied in each course to equip students in making sense of problems and building a set of tools they can use in real-world situations.
UNITS OF STUDY
In grade 6, the focus is on ratios and proportional relationships, and early algebraic expressions and equations.
Unit I - Number System Fluency
Unit 2 - Numbers Operations
Unit 3- Proportionality: Ratios and Rates
Unit 4- Equivalent Expressions
Unit 5- Equations and Equalities
Unit 6- Relationships in Geometry
Unit 7- Measurement and Data
Unit 8- The Number System
Unit 9- Ratios and Proportional Ralationships
We are currently working in Unit 1 - We will need to revisit Natural numbers, Whole numbers, and Integers to assure that transitioning from one set of numbers to the next does not leave any students confused. As the New permanent Teacher I will need to give Benchmark Test 1 to give an indication of achievement levels then begin 2nd 9 week at a safe pace to complete Curriculum Standards at a reasonable pace.
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS/ PROJECTS
The framework tasks will represent the level of depth, rigor, and complexity expected of all sixth grade students. These tasks, or tasks of similar depth and rigor, may be used to demonstrate evidence of learning and to promote widening of horizons in thinking Mathematically.
GRADING PROCEDURES AND SCALE
The school-wide assignment tasks and assigned weights include the following:
Classwork/Participation: 20% "Do Now" and Interactive Notebook checked 8th week
Projects: 20% due 7th week of grading period
Homework: 10% given with "Do Now" starter assignment at the beginning of class
A: 90 – 100% B: 80 – 89% C: 70 -79% D: 60-69% F: 60 and below
BEHAVIOR POLICIES -RULES/REWARDS/CONSEQUENCES (VERY IMPORTANT)
All students are expected to behave in such a way that promotes and encourages learning. Failure to comply with classroom rules or any other standard in this syllabus will result in the following consequences:
• Warning • Teacher/Student Conference • Parent Contact • Teacher/Parent Conference • Referral to counselor • Administrative Referral Students will be student will be handed over for disciplinary actions.
Disciplinary notations will not impact a student's academic grade but disciplinary problems often indicate that your child is distracted or is unwilling to focus and stay on task. As you may know, Teachers are given a disciplinary system that must be used in order to manage our class rooms so that your child and all students can learn in a safe, secure and well managed environment.
Without your direct involvement in the behavior of your child your child will be subjected to the remedies of the system. This is not based on a like or dislike. It is merely management of your child's classroom environment. Students will be given treats at times when assignments are completed.
Students will be asked to:
1. Line up outside of class room before entering
2. Remove gum and hoodies before entering classroom
3. Be prepared with pencil and paper.
4. Raise hand before speaking out and getting out of seat
5. Feet in front and off of desk in front
6. When assignment is over check for errors
7. After checking for errors sit quietly or work on project
8. Stay in work group and work quietly on task at hand
9. Sit up in seat at all times
10. Carry out all assignments and follow instructions
11. Pick up paper near desk at dismissal
12. Remain seated until dismissed
13. Eating in class will only be allowed if all assignments are complete
Students' Conduct grade will be based on these rules
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTINENT TO COURSE
Textbook: FLORIDA GO MATH, Grade 6-
BURGESS, DIXON, HANOLD
Supplies needed: Composition notebook, pencils, glue stick, loose leaf paper, index cards.