Q4 2002-2003 Homework

Class Links

Home

Homework

Search this site

Math6.net

Student Work Areas

Math 6 Collaborative Web

Mathemagic Collaborative Web

Blackboard

Tri-Class Reflections

Tapped In

Extension Problems

Pre-Algebra POW

Tri-Gon-it

Course Information

 Course Overview

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

(Click for a larger image.)

Math requires discussion

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 with instant messaging on AIM (Derrel Fincher) or MSN Messenger (DerrelFincher@msn.com). Please do not send E-mail to AIM or MSN I will not receive it.

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. One option is the Problem of the Week from the Math Forum. If you choose to do this, please let me know and show your parents the POW Web site.

In Class Work

Homework

June 11, 2003

  • Tapped In for the last time.
  • Have a great summer!

June 6, 2003

June 4, 2003

  • Warm-up on board
  • Grades
  • Share and compare
  • 4.1 and 4.1 Follow-up.
  • Take a break from homework.

June 2, 2003

  • Share and compare
  • ACE 3.1 overview
  • ACE 3.2 and 3.2 Follow-up

May 29, 2003

  • Turn in blue sheet.
  • Book sorting.
  • Share and compare 12 and 19 from previous homework.
  • 1.4 Follow-up.
  • Measuring irregular areas. 2.1 and 2.1 follow-up.

May 27, 2003

  • Meet your buddies to find out what they think of your algorithms.
  • End of quarter summary.
  • Share and compare.
  • Investigation 2.1?
  • Fill out blue sheet for quarter progress.
  • Photocopy two pages from your homework of which you are particularly proud and attach them with a written explanation. (Only one can be from the CoWeb.)
  • In a new page in the CoWeb rewrite your fraction multiplication algorithm so it is understandable. (Exempt if your first effort was acceptable.) Explain what you had to improve and why it was confusing to begin with.
  • Comments will be posted for Thursday's class.

May 23, 2003

  • Get Calculator -- be prepared for Warm-up.
  • Return take-home.
  • Investigation 7.2 Follow-up.
  • Investigation 1.3 and 1.3 Follow-up. Computing Costs.
  • Investigation 1.4 and 1.4 Follow-up.

May 21, 2003

  • Share and Compare
  • Investigation 7.2 and 7.2 Follow-up.
  • Investigation 7.3 and 7.3 Follow-up
  • Finish 7.2  Follow-up.
  • ACE (investigation 7) 20-35, 45-47. Show work. No Calculators.
  • Challenge: in 46 and 47, express your answer as either a whole number or simple fraction.

May 19, 2003

  • Turn in take home portion of unit test.
  • Do "Think About This" on Overhead. 
  • Return Quiz
  • Investigation 7.1 and 7.1 follow-up.
  • Investigation 7.2 and 7.2 Follow-up.
  • Finish 7.1 Follow-up.
  • ACE (investigation 7) 1-13 and 1 each from 14-16 and 17-19. Show work. No Calculators.

May 13 and 15, 2003

  • Mr. Roen is substituting while I'm in Izu.
  • Take home portion of Unit Test due Monday, May 19.

May 9, 2003

  • Warm-up -- no calculators.
  • Share and compare.
  • Test postponed to Tuesday.
  • Fencing In, 6.5 and 6.5 Follow-up
  • Select-a-problem.
  • Unit Test next class with Mr. Roen after you go over your homework.
  • Do problems 2, 4, and either 5 or 7 in the handout. Work on your journal and be prepared to share with the class.
  • Finish the warm-up.

May 7, 2003

  • Put your one each of your practice problems on the board or ACE 7.
  • 6.3 Follow-up discussion.
  • 6.4 and 6.4 Follow-up.
  • Reflections, Investigation 6.
  • Unit test next class.
  • Reflections with your partner in the CoWeb.
  • ACE 11, 12.

May 1, 2003

  • Warm-up on board.
  • Explain why you didn't do your work.
  • Share and compare.
  • ACE 6.3 and 6.3 Follow-up.
  • Analyzing Algorithms.
  • Lunchtime -- put in your algorithm if you haven't done so.
  • Finish 6.3 Follow-up.
  • ACE 7-10 in investigation 6.
  • Test your buddy's algorithm and write a summary of it suggesting where it works well and where it could be improved. Put it in our CoWeb. (We will move it to the mathemagic CoWeb later.) Compare it to your regular multiplication algorithm that you wrote at the first of the year. Use 273 x 41 as the test case.
  • For your fraction practice, make up 4 fraction addition/subtraction problems and 4 fraction multiplication problems, then solve them showing each step. At least one multiplication problem must involve mixed number greater than 10. For that one, also draw a picture representing the multiplication. 

April 29, 2003

  • Share and compare.
  • Return Quiz.
  • Designing a multiplication Algorithm,5.4
  • Investigation 6.1 and 6.1 Follow-up.
  • Investigation 6.2 and 6.2 Follow-up
  • Post your multiplication algorithm in the CoWeb as soon as possible. With a partner, choose a different algorithm and test it using the problems in 5.4. Do 5.4 follow-up based on your discussions with your partner and post your paragraph in the CoWeb.
  • Finish 6.2 and 6.2 Follow-up.
  • ACE (Investigation 6) 1-6.
  • Play the school supply game with somebody else if you need to practice estimating with decimals.

April 25, 2003

  • Share and compare
  • 5.2 Follow-up on board.
  • Buying the biggest lot, Investigation 5.3 and 5.3 Follow-up.
  • Designing a multiplication Algorithm, 5.4
  • Put your Addition Algorithm in the BB Digital Drop Box if you haven't already for 1/2 credit on the test.
  • Finish 5.3 Follow-up and write your algorithm in your journal.
  • ACE 6-10, 18-20. Note: 20 must be realistic and reasonable. Do not use decimals.

April 23, 2003

  • Use your algorithm to solve the warm-up on the board.
  • Share and compare.
  • Checkup.
  • Discounting Brownies. Investigation 5.2 and 5.2 follow-up.
  • Finish 5.2 Follow-up
  • ACE 1-5, 11-17. Show your work.
  • If you worked for less than one hour, work on a POW or Tri-gon-it. (If you have a solution to Tri-gon-it, bring it in.)

April 21, 2003

  • Share and compare -- show your work on the Time Zone on the board.
  • Send solutions to Mr. Carr.
  • Designing Algorithms, 4.4 and 4.4 Follow-up.
  • Selling Brownies, 5.1 and 5.1 follow-up
  • Finish 4.4 Follow-up and 5.1 Follow-up
  • ACE 5, investigation 4.
  • Polish your algorithm, make sure it works by having a friend or parent follow it, and then upload it to Blackboard as a Word document. You must have it uploaded by class on Wednesda. Remember, you must SEND the file.
  • Checkup on Wednesday.

April 16, 2003

  • Warm-up on OHP
  • Share and Compare
  • Designing Algorithms, 4.4 and 4.4 Follow-up.
  • ACE Investigation 4: 6-9 (do not use decimals), 27.
  • Complete the problem Mr. Carr proposed: How far from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is Costa Rica. Tokyo is GMT +0900 and we are 15 hours AHEAD of Costa Rica.

April 14, 2003

  • Share and Compare
  • Quiz return
  • Reflections and Shared work -- Discussion
  • Tupelo Township! Investigations 4.1 - 4.2 Follow-up
  • Finish 4.2 Follow-up
  • ACE (Investigation 4) 1-3, 10-26
  • If you have worked less than an hour, continue with a POW or Tri-gon-it. Please let me know when you submit the solution to a POW.

April 10, 2003

  • Share and Compare.
  • Begin Homework.
  • Checkup. You may have your reflections from Investigation 1 and Investigation 2 with you.
  • Reflections, Investigation 3 in CoWeb.
  • Investigation 3 ACE 20-23, 35, 42-49. If you have worked less than an hour, continue with a POW or Tri-gon-it or ACE 50-57.

April 8, 2003

  • Share and Compare
  • Reflections Discussion, Investigation 2
  • Getting Close, 3.1 and 3.1 follow-up.
  • Getting Even Closer 3.2 and 3.2 Follow-up.
  • With your group, write Investigation 2 reflections in the CoWeb. (Note: The address of the CoWeb has changed to here. Update your bookmarks.)
  • Thursday morning print a good reflection for your journal (it doesn't have to be yours). Know who in your group participated.
  • Short Checkup next class.
  • Investigation 3 ACE: 1-3, 11-19, 30-34, 37-41.
  • POW or Tri-gon-it if you have time.

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

Last Maintained 09/03/2003

   

This site best viewed with 2001 or later versions of  Netscape, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, or Opera.

Original Content 2001-2003 by Derrel Fincher (dfincher@asij.ac.jp)

Other rights reserved by individual authors