 
6th Grade Mathematics 
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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
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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.
January 21, 2004 
 Turn in assessment sheet.
 Quiz return?
 Polygon solution discussion.
 3.1 and 3.1 followup; Cutting Brownies!
 3.2 and 3.2 Followup. Cooking for the masses.

 Finish 3.2 and 3.2 Followup
 ACE 3, 7, 914, 1723, 32. Do not use decimals for any portion of
the solutions.
Note: If
you have © for 3 and 7, use the fraction
12/18.

January 19, 2004 
 Share and Compare
 Quiz
 Quarter selfassessment and review.

 Complete selfassessment and
comments.
 Photocopy two assignments that you feel show your ability and
understanding, and turn them in with your selfassessment. (One may be
from the CoWeb.)
 Try 1 and 2 from the Polygon problem.
 PreviewCooking with Fractions. (Hmm, dividing brownies is
part of the lesson. If somebody were to bring in brownies, we could eat
them as well.)

January 15, 2004 
 The City of LiesAre you in Jail?
 Investigation 2.5 and 2.5 Followup

 Finish 2.5 and 2.5 Followup.
 ACE 1618, 2837, 41, 42 (Investigation 2)
 Reflections, Page 30 in the CoWeb
 Quiz next class over Investigations 1 and 2

January 13, 2004 
 The City of LiesWarmup with a partner.
 Conjectures on the board.
 Share and compare
 A look ahead.
 Investigation 2.3 and 2.3 Followup
 Investigation 2.4 and 2.4 Followup

 Finish 2.3 and 2.3 Followup.
 Finish 2.4 and 2.4 Followup. Note: You must have the entire answer
written and do not use calculators or convert to decimals.
 ACE 815, 19, 2027 (Investigation 2)
 Solve and prove "The City of Lies"

January 9, 2004 
 Do Investigation 2.1 and 2.1 Followup as a warmup with your
partner.
 Investigation 2.2 and 2.2 Followup
 Conjectures

 Finish 2.2 Followup
 Reflections 1 and 3, Page 18, in CoWeb
 ACE 57, 19, 3840 (Investigation 2)
 Write a conjecture based on this investigation or the previous one.

January 7, 2004 
 Warmup on board
 Quiz return
 New Books
 1.2 and 1.5 including Followups.

 Finish 1.5 and 1.5 Followup
 ACE 7, 8, 10, 12, 23 26. (Investigation 1)

December 16, 2003 
 Locker problem redux
 If we have time, modular arithmetic!
 Krypto or 24


December 12, 2003 
 Finish Partner Quiz
 Locker problem redux
 If we have time, modular arithmetic!


December 10, 2003 
 Methods of prime factorizations.
 Partner Quiz

 How is your
Partner Test going?
 ACE Investigation 6, Number 19 and 20.
 Do a chart for the locker problem that goes through 26
lockers with 26 students.
 Extra Challenge (optional): A divisibility rule says that if
the sum of the digits is divisible by three, the number is
divisible by three. For example, 1,428 is divisible by three
because the sum of the digits is 15, which is divisible by
three. Why is this true?

December 8, 2003 
 Warmup #33
 Share and Compare
 Lockers.

 Review reflections for investigations 15 to prepare for the
test on Wednesday.
 Explain how to find greatest common factor and least common
multiple in the CoWeb.

December 4, 2003 
 Warmup #31
 Return Quiz
 Share and Compare
 Venn your own problem.
 Lockers.

 ACE Investigation 6, 118
 Final Quiz next Wednesday.

December 2, 2003 
 Warmup #30
 Review 5.1
 Finding the longest factor string, 5.2 and 5.2 followup
 Heidi's methodNot! 5.3 and 5.3 followup.
 ACE 8, 9, 12

 Finish 5.3 Followup. Make sure you KNOW the method using
Venn diagrams
 Investigation 5, ACE 17, 1620, 24.
 Go to
this page and copy the primes from 1 to 1000 into another
document, and print it off for your notebook. (Don't do the the
first thousand primes unless you want to.)

November 24, 2003 
 Share and compare
 Quiz  No calculators
 Problems on board after finishing quiz.

Enjoy the break! 
November 20, 2003 

Warmup  Investigation 3

Evaluating product games.
 Investigation 4.1 and 4.1 followup.
 Investigation 4.2 and 4.2 followup.

 READ the directions for the product game evaluation in the
CoWeb. On a piece of
paper to turn in, write down what you are supposed to do and
sketch what your answer should look like.
 Finish 4.2 and 4.2 followup.
 ACE 17, 1416, 18 for investigation 4. Use the ideas in the
unit to solve the problem.
 Quiz next class

November 18, 2003 

Let's solve the problem

Evaluating product games. Which did you like?
 Reflection Evaluation
 Share and Compare

 Product Game Evaluations  clean up and finish.
 Quiz Thursday on Investigations 13.

November 12, 2003 

Warmup Car 30

Evaluating product games.
 Share and Compare/turn in number sheets.
 Modeling Odd and Even, 3.3 and 3.3 Followup.
 Going Round and Round, 4.1 and 4.1 Followup.

 Choose two product games, print them, and play them
several times using the rules. Then, evaluate the games in the
CoWeb using the criteria we discussed in class.
 ACE 915, 20, 2730, for Investigation 3. (Each book has a table of
contents)
 Reflections for Investigation 3 in the
CoWeb. You may do them
alone or with your Product
Game partner. Remember what we talked about last class.
 Complete the Product Game or redo it if I've asked you to.
 Possible quiz or checkup on Tuesday.

November 10, 2003 

Warmup Car 29

Turn in Product Game

Holiday Happening and arranging space (3.1 and 3.1
followup)

Finding Patterns 3.2 and 3.2 followup.

 Finish 3.2 if you haven't
 ACE 18, 1619, 2125. Focus on the Why's.

November 6, 2003 
 Tricked or treated? With our buddies

 Finish your Product Game Board. Communicate and keep track of
information in the CoWeb.
Full instructions are there.
 Choose a special number following the guidelines on page 5.
 Do Reflections, page 16 and page 25 with your Product Game buddy
in the CoWeb.

November 4, 2003 

Warmup, Car 29

New Seats/Turn in corrections

Share and compare

Your product game(2.2 and 2.2 followup)

Classifying Numbers 2.3 and 2.3 Followup

 Finish 2.3 and 2.3 Followup
 ACE 912, 14, 16.
 Work with your partner on your Product Game Board. Communicate
and keep track of information in the
CoWeb.

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