Mr. Fincher's Class | 6th Grade Mathematics | Academics | Middle School | The American School in Japan

Homework for Mr. Fincher

The date given for the homework is the day that it is assigned, and the homework is due at the next class. If you have questions about the homework, you may see me at school on the day we don't meet, you may call me at school (042-234-5300 x422), or you may call me at home before 9:00PM (0423-62-4314). You also may send me an E-mail (dfincher@asij.ac.jp) or try me on AIM (DerrelFincher).

The time you spend on homework should average (the mean) approximately one hour between classes. If you find an assignment is taking much longer than that, or if you need help, please give me a call. As 6th graders, you are responsible for getting your homework done or finding resources to help you do it. And remember, a resource can be another student.

If you are finding that your homework is taking much less than an hour, you should be working on challenges.

Resources: Collaborative Web | Webcrossing Discussions

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Math requires action. 
September 14, 2001

In Class Work

Homework

June 11, 2002

  • Warm-up on board
  • Grade Sheets
  • Taking points off--final summation
  • Final Activity
  • Enjoy the summer! Your TI accounts should be active until October 1. If you need them after that, please see me early next year.

June 6, 2002

  • Warm-up on board
  • Share and compare
  • Turn in books
  • Class retrospective.
  • Class survey
  • No homework! Enjoy the weekend!

June 4, 2002

  • Turn in Blue Sheet, Warm-up on board.
  • Share and compare
  • 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 and Follow-ups
  • Play the Product Game at least twice with somebody else.
  • Finish 4.3 Follow-up.
  • ACE 17-21 (Investigation 4)

May 31, 2002

  • Share and Compare/Quiz Return
  • 3.3 and 3.3 Follow-up
  • 3.4 and 3.4 Follow-up
  • 4.1 and 4.1 Follow-up
  • Q4 Reports in TRC
  • Reflections in TRC
  • Fill out your Grade Summary (Blue Sheet) and follow the instructions on the Q4 Reports page.
  • ACE 23-26, 39-40 (Investigation 3)
  • Reflections (Investigation 3)

May 29, 2002

  • Turn in corrections.
  • Share and Compare your Investigation 2 work. Checkup starts five minutes after class starts. If you finish before time, start exploring Fenlandian fractions and negative numbers on your own. (Use models to help you.)
  • 3.2 and 3.2 Follow-up.
  • 3.3 and 3.3 Follow-up?
  • Finish 3.2 Follow-up.
  • ACE 1-10,  15-20 (Investigation 3.)

May 27, 2002

  • Discuss Reflections (you should know these by now if you did the HW.) Share and compare. If you finish early, begin 30.
  • 2.2 and 2.2 Follow-up.
  • Begin Reflections on Investigation 2 in your journal.
  • 3.1 and 3.1 Follow-up.
  • Checkup on Investigations 1 and 2 next class.
  • Corrections due next class.
  • ACE 30, 31, 37. (Investigation 2)
  • Finish 3.1 Follow-up.
  • ACE 11-14, 34 (Investigation 3.)

May 23, 2002

  • Share and compare 21, 23, 26, and 28. If you finish early, do #27.
  • 2.1 and 2.1 follow-up.
  • 2.2 and 2.2 Follow-up.
  • TI--discuss Reflections, page 17 and 27 and 28, page 29. Paste edited transcript into CoWeb. Clearly identify the participants.
  • ACE 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 27, 28. (Investigation 2)
  • Finish 2.1 Follow-up, #3.
  • Start Corrections on test. Correct any problem for which you received 3/4 or less of the points. Due next Wednesday.
  • Those who received below a 19 on the test must see me after they have attempted corrections. This must be done by next Wednesday. (May 29)

May 21, 2002

  • Do Survey
  • Share and compare on #13
  • Turn in books, get new books
  • Investigation 1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.3) ACE
  • ACE 1-3, 8-17, 21, 23, 26, 28 (pg 12-16) Use your reasoning, not calculators. (Calculator may be used on 26 and 28)

May 17, 2002

  • Share and compare
  • Turn in Snerd and Airplane sheets
  • Unit Quiz
  • ACE 13
  • Please respond to the survey about your experiences with Tapped-In and the discussion group.

May 15, 2002

  • Turn in Mountain and Cowboy sheets
  • Do Warm-up on board
  • Shifting Decimal Points, 6.4 and 6.4 Follow-up
  • Start Reflections, Page 76
  • ACE 11, 12
  • Do Snerd and Airplane Sheets
  • Finish 6.4 and 6.4 Follow-up
  • Reflections,  page 76, in Journal
  • Print off your previous algorithms and reflections and put them in your journal.
  • Unit Quiz Friday.

May 13, 2002

  • Warm-up, Mountain and Cowboy sheets, 5 minutes each
  • Homework Review
  • Moving Decimal Points, 6.2 and 6.2 Follow-up
  • Multiplying Decimals 6.3 and 6.3 Follow-up
  • 6.4 and 6.4 Follow-up
  • ACE 1-3, 5, 7-10
  • Finish Mountain and Cowboy
  • Finish 6.3 and 6.3 Follow-up
  • Unit Quiz Friday.

May 9, 2002

  • Algorithm Testing and problem 16 on the board.
  • Counting with Decimals 6.1 and 6.1 Follow-up.
  • TI/Webcrossing.
  • Reflections Page 63 in your CoWeb. Link to your Who Is page and to a Reflections page (Somebody create this.)
  • Finish writng about 6.1 and 6.1 follow-up.
  • ACE 4, and 6, page 72, 73.
  • Check back here FRIDAY MORNING for updates.

May 7, 2002

  • Warm-up on board—5 minutes
  • 5.4 and 5.4 Follow-up. Design your algorithm for the machine to use.
  • TI/Webcrossing.
  • Finish 5.4 and 5.4 Follow-up
  • Write the final version in a CoWeb page and link to it from the Webcrossing Discussion. Using meaningful dialog in the discussion.
  • Post your solution method and solution for problem 20 on page 62. Meet in TI with a small group and do a meaningful discussion of one of your methods. By Friday morning, each of you should email me an edited transcript showing your participation. Remember, use capitals and your professional voice.

May 2, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • 5.4 and 5.4 Follow-up. Design your algorithm.
  • TI/Webcrossing.
  • No homework for the holiday BUT if you have not finished previous homework, including sending me your email, talking with me about your quiz, writing a thoughtful reply to somebody else's Fraction Division stories (Note: Saying "I liked your stories" is not thoughtful) or something else, use the holiday to catch up. Remember, TI is www.tappedin.org.

April 30, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • Buying the biggest lot 5.3 and 5.3 follow-up.
  • TI/Webcrossing
  • Finish 5.3 and 5.3 Follow-up
  • ACE 18-20, page 60
  • Late Work that must be done if you have not yet done it.
    • If you made 9 or below on the quiz you must see me.
    • Arrange a time to TI with someone and discuss the Fraction Stories in TI.
    • Contribute to the Webcrossing discussions and finish linking your stories. You MUST have at least one thoughtful reply to the stories.
  • If you learn something useful about TI, please add it to our Tapped-in page in our CoWeb.

April 26, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • Selling Brownies 5.2 and 5.2 follow-up.
  • Quiz Return
  • TI/Webcrossing
  • If you made 9 or below on the quiz you must see me.
  • Finish 5.2 and 5.2 Follow-up
  • ACE 1-4, page 60
  • Arrange a time to TI with someone and discuss the Fraction Stories in TI.
  • If I don't have your email address, you won't get TI transcripts.
  • Contribute to the webcrossing discussions and finish linking your stories.
  • If you learn something useful about TI, please add it to our Tapped-in page in our CoWeb.

April 24, 2002

  • We have a problem.....
  • TI
  • Fraction Stories
  • Selling Brownies 5.1 and 5.1 follow-up.
  • Folks, many of you still have work undone from the previous two days. You must have it Friday. If you don't have your your pages linked from the correct page to your own, separate page, you must do so.
  • Finish 5.1 and 5.1 Follow-up
  • ACE 5-11, page 60-61

April 22, 2002

  • Tapped In Again
  • Email Addresses
  • Final Algorithm Check
  • Check-up
  • Your Fraction algorithm should be on a separate page in your CoWeb, linked to both your personal page and the Fraction page.
  • Explore Tapped-In  and write your discoveries on the page in our CoWeb. Arrange to meet somebody in tapped in and save your conversation on the pasteboard.
  • Send me an Email from the email address that you want your TI transcripts to go to. Make sure you put your name in the email.
  • Write three realistic problems for which the solution requires dividing 32 by 5 with one expressed as a mixed number, another as a decimal, and the third as a whole number with a remainder. Post in your CoWeb, then put a link in WebCrossing to post in your CoWeb. Discuss in the webcrossing discussion.

April 18, 2002

  • Checkup postponed to Monday due to choir festival.
  • Math Activities
  • Tapped-in Introduction
  • Because of the choir festival, the homework assigned last time is due Monday, but it should also reflect the extra time available to work on it.
  • If you have been introduced to Tapped-in, you may explore the virtual environment, but please do not disturb the other visitors or the help desk. If you scribble on the whiteboard in my office, please erase it. I've put a page in our CoWeb for you to start
  • Send me an Email from the email address that you want your TI transcripts to go to. Make sure you put your name in the email.
  • Confused about this because you were at the Choir festival? See me and I'll help.

April 16, 2002

  • Algorithms!
  • Share and compare 5-9, 27 and Reflections
  • Selling Brownies, 5.1 and 5.1 Follow-up (will do next class.)
  • Checkup next class.
  • Finish your algorithm and post it in your CoWeb on the Fraction Addition/Subtraction Algorithms page.
  • Discussion challenges in Webcrossing.
    • Euclid's algorithm still needs help.
    • Division in Fenlandia? Maybe start this in your CoWeb?
  • See me if you want to host a discussion on Webcrossing.

April 12, 2002

  • Share and Compare 4.3 and 4.3 Follow-up
  • Share and compare
  • Make your own algorithm 4.4 and 4.4 Follow-up
  • Grades
  • Start Reflections.
  • Finish 4.4 and 4.4 Follow-up
  • ACE 5-9, 27. Work as fractions only.
  • Reflections, pg 53.
  • Discussion challenges in Webcrossing.
    • Euclid's algorithm still needs help.
    • Division in Fenlandia? Maybe start this in your CoWeb?
  • See me if you want to host a discussion on Webcrossing.

April 10, 2002

  • Warm-up
  • Introductions
  • 4.2 discussion
  • Share and compare
  • ACE 1?
  • Pizza Pirate! 4.3 and 4.3 Follow-up.
  • Finish 4.3 and 4.3 Follow-up
  • ACE 1-4
  • Discussion challenges in Webcrossing.
    • Euclid's algorithm still needs help.
    • Division in Fenlandia? Maybe start this in your CoWeb?
  • See me if you want to host a discussion on Webcrossing.

April 8, 2002

  • Introductions
  • Quiz Return
  • Return to Fenlandia
  • Redrawing the Map, 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up
  • Finish 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up
  • ACE 10-26
  • Discussion challenges in Webcrossing.
    • Euclid's algorithm still needs help.
    • Division in Fenlandia? Maybe start this in your CoWeb?
  • See me if you want to host a discussion on Webcrossing.

6th Grade Mathematics | Academics | Middle School | The American School in Japan

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D. Fincher (dfincher@asij.ac.jp)