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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 (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 (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

  • Warm-up: Trick or Treat?
  • Turn in self-evaluations with attached homeworks.
  • Quiz review
  • Mathemactivity d wrap-up (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.
  • Self-evaluation procedure. Due Friday.
  • Test overview.
  • Mathemactivity d wrap-up
  • Pick up your graded test from me on Thursday morning.
  • Your self-evaluation 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, Tri-Class 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 Tri-Class 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 self-evaluation 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, Tri-Class 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 it--put 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 accounts--go to "options" and add asij.ac.jp to your safe list.
  • Use the Discussion Group for help.
  • Mathemactivity a--not optional. Work 1 hour only.

October 18, 2002

  • BlackBoard Discussion Protocol in TRC.
  • Share and Compare.
  • Watching Movies, 5.5 and 5.5 Follow-up
  • The Mayor of Slugville! ACE 8
  • Reflections Investigation 5, page 67.
  • All students with MSN or Hotmail accounts--go to "options" and add asij.ac.jp to your safe list.
  • Quiz Next Class
  • Fill out a Tri-Class Reflection. Tell how well you worked on the cooperative problems and how well your partners worked. Re-read 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 8--Slugville
  • Finish Reflections in the CoWeb.
  • Use the Discussion Group for help.

October 16, 2002

  • Warm-up.
  • Data with the same mean. 5.3 and 5.3 Follow-up.
  • Using our Class's data, 5.4 and 5.4 Follow-up

October 11, 2002

  • Buddies! Count on it!
  • Share and Compare
  • Data with the same mean. 5.3 and 5.3 Follow-up.
  • 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 directions--due 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 Out--5.1 and 5.1 follow-up.
  • Finding the mean--5.2 and 5.2 follow-up.
  • 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 directions--due Friday, October 18. (Rescheduled due to Fall Holiday)
  • If I've asked you to see me, please see me.

October 7, 2002

  • Warm-up on board.
  • Class discussion.
  • Share and compare Reflections, 4.1 follow-up, 10, 1, 2.
  • Number 3 on board.
  • Share and compare reflections.
  • 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up.
  • Finish 4.2 Follow-up.
  • 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 directions--due 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 follow-up Height/Arm relationship.
  • Reflections, page 41 here.
  • Finish ACE 10
  • Finish 4.1 Follow-up. (You will need to create your chart using the data we collected in class.)
  • ACE 1-3, 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 Follow-up.
  • Finish 3.2 Follow-up. 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

  • Warm-up and ACE 9 discussion
  • Mathemactivity β Discussion
  • Traveling to School--3.1 and 3.1 Follow-up
  • Return Checkup

September 19, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • Check-up 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 1-8, 15-17
  • CoWeb in TRC
  • Finish ACE 1-8, 15-17
  • 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 follow-up
  • Investigation 2.2 and Follow-up
  • 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 BA-30.
  • ACE 9-14 (Investigation 2)
  • I have extended to Tuesday. CoWeb work--put 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 Follow-up.
  • Krypto!
  • ACE 15-21. For 18 and 19 show your work.
  • CoWeb work--put 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, BA-30 Check
  • Share and compare
  • Investigation 1.4 and 1.4 Follow-up.
  • Addition Algorithm
  • ACE 2, 6, 8, 9, 10
  • Complete Addition Algorithm in your CoWeb.

September 4, 2002

  • Survey #2, BA-30 Check, turn in information slip. If you finish the survey, continue with the warm-up on the board.
  • Share and compare
  • Investigation 1.3 and 1.3 Follow-up.
  • Sign up for Coweb.
  • CoWeb Introduction
  • ACE 3-5, 7, 11-14
  • Add to your page in the CoWeb.

September 2, 2002

  • Turn in "Math is Like," Math History, and Warm-up.
  • Survey
  • Calculators
  • Class procedures, Information Slip.
  • Data About Us Books.
  • Organizing your data, 1.1 and 1.1 Follow-up
  • Interpreting graphs, 1.2 and 1.2 Follow-up
  • BA-30 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 BA-30
  • Warm-up and Math History
  • Finish "Math is Like"
  • Optional Color Wheel Stumper
  • Have BA-30 by next Wednesday.

Previous Homework

2002-2003 Q1 Homework

2002-2003 Q2 Homework

2002-2003 Q3 Homework

2002-2003 Q4 Homework

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

 

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