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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 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.

In Class Work


October 30, 2003

  • Warm-up: ACE 1-9, 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 follow-up

  • How much candy?

  • Test Corrections following the test correction procedure are due next Tuesday.
  • Finish Investigation 2.1 and Follow-up.
  • ACE 1-8, 17-20 Investigation 2

October 28, 2003

  • Car Warm-up 27

  • Test Return

  • Quarter Evaluation procedures.

  • Turn-in Books, Get new books

  • Factor Game intro, 1.1 and 1.1 Follow-up

  • Factor Game 1.2 and 1.2 Follow-up.

  • Test Corrections following the test correction procedure are due next Tuesday.
  • Finish Investigation 1.2 and Follow-up.
  • ACE 10-13, 14, 16. Choose one Connection and one extension problem to do.
  • Finish Grade Evaluation.
  • Do Report Card Comments

October 24, 2003

  • Finish Quiz

  • How much candy?

  • Pre-Algebra POW share and compare

  • 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: 93=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

  • Warm-up

  • Share and compare

  • Reflections Review

  • Unit Quiz

October 16, 2003

  • Warm-up

  • ACE 6, 7 discussion.

  • Investigation 5.5 and 5.5 Follow-up

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

October 6, 2003

  • Return Test/Share and compare

  • Turn in Green Test

  • Investigation 5.4 and 5.4 Follow-up

  • Class discussion

  • Progress Reports

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

October 1, 2003

  • Warm-up on board

  • Finish Checkup

  • Share and compare

  • ACE 5-7, 10-12 (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 Follow-up

  • Reflections questions?

  • Checkup #2

September 26, 2003

  • Share and Compare

  • Evening Things Out--5.1 and 5.1 follow-up.

  • Finding the mean--5.2 and 5.2 follow-up.

  • 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 1-4.

September 24, 2003

  • Warm-up, Mathemactivity b
  • Share and compare reflections.
  • Share and compare4.1 follow-up, 1, 2
  • Number 3 on board.
  • 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up.
  • Finish 4.2 Follow-up.
  • 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 directions--due 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 follow-up Height/Arm relationship.
  • Reflections, page 41 here.
  • Finish 4.1 and 4.1 Follow-up. (You will need to create your chart using the data we collected in class.)
  • ACE 1-3, 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 Follow-up.
  • 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 Follow-up.
  • Do investigation 3.1 Follow-up using the travel time data from our class for your Stem and Leaf Plot.
  • ACE 1-7 (investigation 3).
  • Write a reflection in the Tri-class Reflections that addresses how you have been a self-directed, 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.
  • Check-up 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 10-15, 17.
  • Write your Reflections (Investigation 2, page 29) in the Tri-Class 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 Follow-up.
  • Investigation 2.2 and 2.2 follow-up.
  • Introduction to CoWeb.
  • ACE 1-9. (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 Follow-up.
  • Reflections, page 21
  • Addition Algorithm -- carried over to next class.
  • ACE 2, 8, 10, 15-18.
  • 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 warm-up on the board.
  • Share and compare
  • Investigation 1.3 and 1.3 Follow-up.
  • Investigation 1.4 and 1.4 follow-up.
  • ACE 3-7, 9, 11-14. 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 Warm-up.
  • Class Procedures
  • Survey
  • Calculators
  • Class procedures, Information Slip.
  • Data About Us Books.
  • Organizing your data, 1.1 and 1.1 Follow-up
  • Have notebook or BA-30 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 BA-30
  • Finish Warm-up and Math History
  • Finish "Math is Like"
  • Color Wheel Stumper
  • Have spiral notebook or BA-30 (preferred) by next Tuesday.

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