 
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 with instant messaging on AIM (Derrel
Fincher) or MSN Messenger (DerrelFincher@msn.com). If you send email, only
send to my ASIJ address as I don't check my AIM or MSN email.
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.
October 30, 2003


Warmup: ACE 19, 18, 20 (no calculators, but use your
factor list) If you have done one of the problems, choose another.

Turn in grade sheets

Share and compare

The Product Game, 2.1 and 2.1 followup

How much candy?

 Test Corrections following the
test correction procedure
are due next Tuesday.
 Finish Investigation 2.1 and Followup.
 ACE 18, 1720 Investigation 2

October 28, 2003


Car Warmup 27

Test Return

Quarter Evaluation procedures.

Turnin Books, Get new books

Factor Game intro, 1.1 and 1.1 Followup

Factor Game 1.2 and 1.2 Followup.

 Test Corrections following the
test correction procedure
are due next Tuesday.
 Finish Investigation 1.2 and Followup.
 ACE 1013, 14, 16. Choose one Connection and one extension
problem to do.
 Finish Grade Evaluation.
 Do Report Card Comments

October 24, 2003


 Do Factor Towers, and test of
Genius. One hour maximum. If you wish, you may also do Gorilla
and Captain Hook again.
 Factors are multipied together to get your number.
Example: two of the factors of 36 are 4 and 9.
 Exponents indicate the power to which a number is
raised. Examples: 9^{3}=9x9x9, which is 729.

October 22, 2003


Finish Quiz

How much candy?

 Do the
PreAlgebra POW in your journal. You don't need to submit it,
but do bring your work with you on Friday.

October 20, 2003


Warmup

Share and compare

Reflections Review

Unit Quiz


October 16, 2003


 Correct your checkup using the
checkup correction procedure.
(Due Wednesday)
 Finish 5.5 and 5.5 Followup
 ACE 8, 9 (Investigation 5)
 Investigation 5 Reflections in the CoWeb.
 Data About Us final over entire book.

October 6, 2003


 Enjoy KEEP and Fall Break! (Don't lose your test.)

October 1, 2003


Warmup on board

Finish Checkup

Share and compare

 ACE 57, 1012 (Investigation 5)

September 30, 2003


Pumpkin Seed on the board with your group.

ACE 1 and 2 Share and compare

Data with the same mean, 5.3 and 5.3 Followup

Reflections questions?

Checkup #2


September 26, 2003


Share and Compare

Evening Things Out5.1 and 5.1 followup.

Finding the mean5.2 and 5.2 followup.

Coming up: Progress Reports

 Reflections, Page 52 in the CoWeb
 Finish Pumpkin Seed with your group.
 ACE 1, 2 (Investigation 5)
 Checkup next class on Investigations 14.

September 24, 2003

 Warmup, Mathemactivity b
 Share and compare reflections.
 Share and compare4.1 followup, 1, 2
 Number 3 on board.
 4.2 and 4.2 Followup.

 Finish 4.2 Followup.
 ACE 4, page 49. This should have a paragraph written
explaining the patterns. (Don't know what a factor is? Call
someone.)
 ACE 5, page 50. Do this with your table and
create one page
for your group in our CoWeb. Follow all directionsdue
Tuesday, September 30.
 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*.

September 22, 2003

 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 4.1 and 4.1 Followup. (You will need to create your chart
using the data we collected in class.)
 ACE 13, page 48, 49
 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.

September 18, 2003

 Share and Compare
 Mathemactivity a discussion.
 Jumping rope, Investigation 3.2 and 3.2 Followup.
 Return Checkup


September 16, 2003

 Read your reflections
 Checkup #1 (Do Mathemactivity a if you finish.)
 Share and compare
 Test your addition algorithm.
 Investigation 3.1 and 3.1 Followup.

 Do investigation 3.1 Followup using the
travel time data from our
class for your Stem and Leaf Plot.
 ACE 17 (investigation 3).
 Write a reflection in the
Triclass
Reflections that addresses how you have been a selfdirected,
productive learner and where you would like to improve in that area.
(Note, this comes from the
Student Learning
Outcomes.)

September 12, 2003

 Survey and post Math is Like.
 Share and compare Order of Operations, ACE, and Reflections.
 Test your addition Algorithm.

 Checkup on Investigation 1 and 2 next class. Read a few of the
other reflections on Investigation 2 in the CoWeb.
 Complete Gorilla sheet
 Complete Captain Hook Sheet
 Check out addition algorithms of two other students, print them, and
try them. Make notes in your journal about whether the algorithm was
clear and easy to follow, and add suggestions on how you might improve
the algorithm.
 If you have time, work on equation puzzle until you have spent 1
hour on your homework.

September 10, 2003

 Survey and post Math is Like.
 Order of Operations.
 What was the answer to #18?
 Share and compare
 Discuss Reflections, investigation 2.
 What is an algorithm?
 Can you add?

 ACE 1015, 17.
 Write your Reflections (Investigation 2, page 29) in the
TriClass
Reflections, and print
off a copy to bring in.
 Finish your Addition Algorithm in the CoWeb on the
appropriate page.
 Complete "Order of Operations" sheet.
 Possible checkup next class.

September 8, 2003

 Share and compare
 Investigation 2.1 and 2.1 Followup.
 Investigation 2.2 and 2.2 followup.
 Introduction to CoWeb.

 ACE 19. (Because we are doing Investigation 2 in the book, these ACE
are for Investigation 2 on page 26. Be aware of these issues.)
 Complete your Who Is page telling a little about yourself and create
at least one link from it to another page. Use only first names in the
CoWeb. Remember, you must use the username and password you gave me if
it asks for one. If you get confused,
please call one of your classmates or call me.

September 4, 2003

 Survey. Food for Thought when you finish.
 Share and compare
 Characteristics of sharing and comparing.
 Investigation 1.5 and 1.5 Followup.
 Reflections, page 21
 Addition Algorithm  carried over to next class.

 ACE 2, 8, 10, 1518.
 Reflections for Investigation 1. (page 21.) Remember, complete
sentences. You may use a word processor, then print and glue in your
journal.

September 2, 2003

 Survey #2, 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.
 Investigation 1.4 and 1.4 followup.

 ACE 37, 9, 1114. For 7 and 9 use line plots only. (This homework is
also an exercise in reading the problems.)

August 29, 2003

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

 Have notebook or BA30 by Tuesday if you don't have it already.
 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. (Remember, this is on page 15, and ACE is short or Applications,
Connections, Extensions)
 For Graphs, use graph paper and straight edge. Neatness
counts.

August 27, 2003

 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

 Print off class
procedures for next class so we may discuss. Paste in your BA30
 Finish Warmup and Math History
 Finish "Math is Like"
 Color Wheel Stumper
 Have spiral notebook or BA30 (preferred) by next Tuesday.

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