 
6th Grade Mathematics 
Academics 
Middle School 
The American School in Japan
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The date given below 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, you may call me at school (0422345300 x422), or
you may call me at home before 9:00PM (0423624314). You also may send me an
Email (dfincher@asij.ac.jp) or try me on AIM (Derrel Fincher) or MSN
Messenger (DerrelFincher@msn.com).
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. See me and I will help you select them.

November 1, 2002

 Warmup: Trick or Treat?
 Turn in selfevaluations with attached homeworks.
 Quiz review
 Mathemactivity d wrapup (For sure!)

 Catch up on your work in the CoWebs including your summary of ways to count
in the Mathemagic CoWeb.
 If you've done all of that, then play!

October 29, 2002

 Meet in the TRC with Mrs. Fincher's class.
 Selfevaluation procedure. Due Friday.
 Test overview.
 Mathemactivity d wrapup

 Pick up your graded test from me on Thursday morning.
 Your selfevaluation for the quarter is due by class on Friday. Please
 Photocopy two homeworks that you feel are particularly well done
and show your understanding of the mathematics.
 Write your comments for
the quarter.
 Fill in the blue Grade Summary sheet.
 So far, you've worked with CoWeb, discussion groups, TriClass
Reflections, and now Tapped In. Confused? A thread has been started in our
General Discussion forum in our
Discussion Group; please respond to it.

October 27, 2002


 Write a TriClass Reflection telling
 How long you worked on the Mathemactivity d;
 whether you did or did not, follow
directions for Mathemactivity d. If you did
not, please explain.
 How you would approach the problem differently in the future.
 We will meet with Mrs. Fincher's Class in the TRC next class. To
prepare, create a page off
your
Mathemagic CoWeb page and on that page summarize all the different
ways of counting that
buddies proposed. Hint: the vertical bar () is used for creating
tables in the CoWeb.
 It's time to start your selfevaluation for the quarter. Please
 Photocopy two homeworks that you feel are particularly well done.
 Start filling in the blue Grade Summary sheet. (Note, I did not
get it handed out, but you can see a
sneak preview here.)
 More will be assigned next class; all due Friday.
 Use the
Discussion Group for help.
 So far, you've worked with CoWeb, discussion groups, TriClass
Reflections, and now Tapped In. Why? This would be a good discussion to
start in the General Discussions forum of our
Discussion Group

October 24, 2002

 Finish Quiz
 Tell me if you need help with email.
 Where to do Homework?
 Mathemactivity a
 Boolean Algebra?


Mathemactivity d. Work for one hour outside
of class. Reserve the last 10 minutes to write up what you did and how you
approached itput that in the CoWeb. Discuss it only with other students.
 Use the
Discussion Group for help.

October 22, 2002

 New seats.
 Mayor of Slugville! Review
 Review Reflections
 Quiz.

 All students with MSN or
Hotmail accountsgo to "options" and add asij.ac.jp to your safe list.
 Use the
Discussion Group for help.
 Mathemactivity anot optional. Work 1 hour
only.

October 18, 2002

 BlackBoard Discussion Protocol in TRC.
 Share and Compare.
 Watching Movies, 5.5 and 5.5 Followup
 The Mayor of Slugville! ACE 8
 Reflections Investigation 5, page 67.

 All students with MSN or
Hotmail accountsgo to "options" and add asij.ac.jp to your safe list.
 Quiz Next Class
 Fill out a
TriClass Reflection. Tell how well you worked on the cooperative
problems and how well your partners worked. Reread the directions in the
CoWeb and tell whether you have followed them all. If you were confused
about a procedure, tell what it was and what part confused you.
 ACE 8Slugville
 Finish Reflections in the CoWeb.
 Use the
Discussion Group for help.

October 16, 2002

 Warmup.
 Data with the same mean. 5.3 and 5.3 Followup.
 Using our Class's data, 5.4 and 5.4 Followup


October 11, 2002

 Buddies! Count on it!
 Share and Compare
 Data with the same mean. 5.3 and 5.3 Followup.

 Reflections,
Investigation 4, page 52 in our CoWeb. Follow the directions and start
early because it will require everyone in your table to complete. Rescheduled to Friday, October 18.
 ACE 5, page 50 Pumpkin Seeds. Do this with your table and
create one page for your
group in our CoWeb. Follow all directionsdue Friday, October 18.
 You will have other homework next week, so make sure you work on the
group assignments.
 If I've asked you to see me, please see me.

October 9, 2002

 HW review
 Evening Things Out5.1 and 5.1 followup.
 Finding the mean5.2 and 5.2 followup.
 Buddies at beginning of next class.
 Coming up:
 Discussion groups
 Tapped In synchronous groups.

 Buddies at the beginning of class on Friday. Meet outside the
cafeteria.
 ACE 1, 2 Page 62. On number 2, your method needs to show that you
understand the mean and haven't just memorized an algorithm.
 Reflections,
Investigation 4, page 52 in our CoWeb. Follow the directions and start
early because it will require everyone in your table to complete. Due
Wednesday, October 16.
 ACE 5, page 50 Pumpkin Seeds. Do this with your table and
create one page for your
group in our CoWeb. Follow all directionsdue Friday, October 18.
(Rescheduled due to Fall Holiday)
 If I've asked you to see me, please see me.

October 7, 2002

 Warmup on board.
 Class discussion.
 Share and compare Reflections, 4.1 followup, 10, 1, 2.
 Number 3 on board.
 Share and compare reflections.
 4.2 and 4.2 Followup.

 Finish 4.2 Followup.
 ACE 4, page 49.
 Finish filling out your "Who Is" page in our
Mathemagic CoWeb so
your buddies can learn about you. Add (cut and paste) the information to
your page in our CoWeb Who
Is page or vice versa.
 ACE 5, page 50. Do this with your table and
create one page for your
group in our CoWeb. Follow all directionsdue Tuesday, October 15.
 Now is time to fix all of your CoWeb pages before you get behind. When
I click on your name in the "Who Is" page, I should see each of your pages
linked. If it isn't, make sure that you have your name in asterisks at the
bottom of each page like *Sam Smith*.
 If I've asked you to see me, please see me.

October 3, 2002

 CoWeb Catch up
 Turn in corrections.
 Share and compare
 ACE 10, page 40
 Investigation 4.1 and 4.1 followup Height/Arm relationship.

 Reflections, page 41 here.
 Finish ACE 10
 Finish 4.1 Followup. (You will need to create your chart using the
data we collected in class.)
 ACE 13, page 48, 49
 Start filling out your Who Is page in our
Mathemagic CoWeb so
your buddies can learn about you. Due by next Wednesday.
 If I've asked you to see me, please see me.
 If you have not put your DAU Reflections for Investigation 2 in the
CoWeb, please do so.

October 1, 2002

 Meet and help our 4th grade buddies.
 Share and Compare
 Jumping Rope, Investigation 3.2 and 3.2 Followup.

 Finish 3.2 Followup. Our travel time data is in the previous homework.
 ACE 8
 Fill out Progress report
here.
 Checkup corrections due next class. If you need more time or are having
difficulties, see me. Follow Correction Procedure.
Call me if you have questions.
 If I've asked you to see me, please see me.

September 23, 2002

 Warmup and ACE 9 discussion
 Mathemactivity β Discussion
 Traveling to School3.1 and 3.1 Followup
 Return Checkup


September 19, 2002

 Share and Compare
 Checkup Number 1
 Multiplication Algorithms

 Mathemactivity β
Do not spend more than 1 hour total on this activity. The goal is for you
to think and explore the problem. You may work with another student, but please
don't steal their learning or let them steal yours. If you ask your parents,
they may start trying to solve it for you using X and Y.

September 17, 2002

 Homework Expectations
 Share and Compare
 ACE 18, 1517
 CoWeb in TRC

 Finish ACE 18, 1517
 CoWeb Catch up. All previous assignments must be completed.
 Reflections, Investigation 2, Page 29
 Quiz next class

September 12, 2002

 PEMDAS Warmup
 Share and Compare
 Investigation 2.1 and followup
 Investigation 2.2 and Followup

 Reflections for Investigation I on Page 21. Create a page for your reflections
in the CoWeb and write
them in there. Print them and glue them in your BA30.
 ACE 914 (Investigation 2)
 I have extended to Tuesday. CoWeb workput your name on the bottom of
your addition algorithm. Write
a multiplication algorithm and
arrange for one other person to review it and make comments on it. Put your
name in asterisks (e.g., *Mr. Fincher*) after the part that you write and
your reviewer should put their name after yours.

September 10, 2002

 Survey.
 Addition Algorithms
 Investigation 1.5 and 1.5 Followup.
 Krypto!

 ACE 1521. For 18 and 19 show your work.
 CoWeb workput your name on the bottom of your
addition algorithm. Write a
multiplication algorithm and
arrange for one other person to review it and make comments on it. Put your
name in asterisks (e.g., *Mr. Fincher*) after the part that you write and
your reviewer should put their name after yours.

September 6, 2002

 Survey #3, BA30 Check
 Share and compare
 Investigation 1.4 and 1.4 Followup.
 Addition Algorithm

 ACE 2, 6, 8, 9, 10
 Complete Addition Algorithm in your
CoWeb.

September 4, 2002

 Survey #2, BA30 Check, turn in information slip. If you finish the survey,
continue with the warmup on the board.
 Share and compare
 Investigation 1.3 and 1.3 Followup.
 Sign up for Coweb.
 CoWeb Introduction

 ACE 35, 7, 1114
 Add to your page in the CoWeb.

September 2, 2002

 Turn in "Math is Like," Math History, and Warmup.
 Survey
 Calculators
 Class procedures, Information Slip.
 Data About Us Books.
 Organizing your data, 1.1 and 1.1 Followup
 Interpreting graphs, 1.2 and 1.2 Followup

 BA30 by Wednesday.
 Anything not finished in class is homework. For tonight, create a line
plot of class name lengths, and
write about the difference between line plots and bar graphs. Use Investigation
1.2 to help jar your thoughts.
 Get information slip signed and return.
 ACE #1.
 For Graphs, use graph paper and straight edge. Neatness counts.

August 29, 2002

 Welcome! And don't panic!
 Seating Activity
 Warm up
 Math History
 Announcements
 Internet Site
 Hats, Packs, Water and Whine.
 Math Activity: Math is Like
 Color Wheel Stumper Optional

 Print off class procedures
for next class so we may discuss. Paste in your BA30
 Warmup and Math History
 Finish "Math is Like"
 Optional Color Wheel Stumper
 Have BA30 by next Wednesday.

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6th Grade Mathematics 
Academics 
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The American School in Japan
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