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

Homework

April 1, 2004

  • Warm-up on board. g
  • Test
  • 5.1 and 5.1 follow-up
  • 5.2 and 5.2 follow-up
  • To be turned in Friday by noon in room 316 and completed on the computer:
  • ACE 11-17, Investigation 5
  • Finish 5.2 and 5.2 Follow-up.

March 31, 2004

  • Warm-up ACE 5-9,27 Investigation 4
  • 5.1 and 5.1 follow-up
  • 5.2 and 5.2 follow-up
  • Test on Thursday
  • Investigation 4 reflections in the CoWeb. Print and bring with you.
  • ACE 16-27 (I4)

March 18, 2004

  • Share and compare
  • Pizza Pirate Plot
  • Designing an algorithm 4.4 and 4.4 Follow-up
  • Reflections, Investigation 4, page 53.
  • Test on Thursday after you return.
  • Have a great break!

March 16, 2004

  • To Start:
    • Compound Interest--put on board if you did it.
    • Turn in corrections
    • HW information
  • Tupelo Township--trading land.
  • The Pizza Pirate
  • Fenlandian Multiplication!
  • Finish 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up
  • Finish 4.3 and 4.3 Follow-up
  • Investigation 4, ACE 1, 3

March 12, 2004

  • Compound Interest--put on board if you did it.
  • Share and compare
  • Tupelo Township
  • Correct your test on a separate sheet using a different colored pencil.
  • Finish 4.1 and 4.1 Follow-up
  • Investigation 4, ACE 10-26
  • For a challenge, either

March 10, 2004

  • If you did the square problem, show your work and solution on the board before the warm-up.
  • Warm-up: Getting closer. Switch partners on occasion. Record strategies!
  • Share and compare
  • Finish Checkup #1. Work on the Compound Interest problem.
  • Investigation 3, ACE 30-34, 37. Note: Problem 30 is to be solved using estimation, not calculation.
  • Reflections, page 42 in the Coweb.
  • Do either:
    • ACE 11-29
    • Compound Interest Problem. If you finished part A in class, try the other parts. You don't have to do them all, but do spend the amount of time you would have spent on 11-29.

March 8, 2004

  • Share and Compare. Check your reflections. If you did the square problem, show your work and solution on the board.
  • Circle Graphs Redux
  • Getting Close and closer! 3.1 and 3.1 follow-up.
  • Checkup #1.
  • Investigation 3, ACE 1-10, 35-36, 38-43

March 4, 2004

  • Write your strategy on the board.
  • Share and Compare. Check your reflections.
  • Showing your work on short problems.
  • Clipping Coupons 2.3 and 2.3 Follow-up
  • Making Circle Graphs 2.4 and 2.4 Follow-up.
  • Checkup next class.
  • Reflections, page 30 in the CoWeb. (Remember: print for your journal.)
  • ACE (Investigation 2) 12-16, 22-25
  • Choice: do either
    • Do ACE 5-10
    • Solve the following problem: A square is converted into a rectangle by reducing one dimension by 2 units and increasing the other dimension by 4 units. The perimeter of the final rectangle is 20 units. What was the perimeter of the original square?

March 2, 2004

  • Warmup on board.
  • Share and compare
  • Spending money, 1.4 and 1.4 follow-up as discussion.
  • 2.1 and 2.1 follow-up as discussion.
  • 2.2 and 2.2 follow-up; finding a general strategy.
  • Reflections, page 17 in the CoWeb. (Remember: print for your journal)
  • ACE (Investigation 2) 1-4, 11, 17-21, 26-30
  • Look at the Pre-algebra Problem of the Week (POW) and work on it for a challenge.

February 27, 2004

  • Fenlandian Multiplication
  • Share and compare--answers only.
  • Finding Bargains, 1.3 and 1.3 Follow-up
  • Make sure your Fenlandian multiplication chart is complete.
  • Finish 1.3 and 1.3 Follow-up.
  • ACE 5, 18, 23-29
  • Look at the Pre-algebra Problem of the Week (POW) and work on it for a challenge.

February 25, 2004

  • Turn in Share and compare
  • Turn in books/New books
  • Taxing Tapes, 1.1 and follow-up.
  • Calculating Tips 1.2 and follow-up.
  • Finish 1.1, 1.1 follow-up and 1.2 Follow-up. For 1.1, us 5% tax.
  • ACE 2-4, 6-17, 19-22, 30-33.

February 23, 2004

  • Simple Counting
  • Changing Forms, 6.3 and 6.3 follow-up.
  • New book next class.
  • B&P I Research -- Read the comments and respond.
  • Test Corrections: Follow the Test Corrections procedure
  • ACE 17-19, 22-28 Investigation 6

February 17, 2004

  • ACE 16-19, 26-28
  • Share and compare.
  • Changing Forms, 6.3 and 6.3 follow-up.
  • MS 316 to evaluate B&P I Research.
    • Did they write a paragraph or two on each story?
    • Do you know what they are talking about? Does their analysis make sense?
    • Write at least one question and one comment on the story assigned; Don't forget to put your name in asterisks.
  • Enjoy your break!

February 9, 11, and 13, 2004

  • February 9:
    • Share and compare
    • Discuss Investigation 5 Reflections
    • Test
  • February 11
    • Finish Test
    • TRC
  • February 13
    • Investigations 6.1 and 6.1 Follow-up
    • Investigations 6.2 and 6.2 Follow-up
  • February 9
    • No Homework unless you want to begin the assignment below.
  • February 11
  • February 13
    • ACE Investigation 6, 1-11, 14, 15.
    • Finish B&P I Research. Due Tuesday, February 17.

February 5, 2004

  • Warm-up on board.
  • Share and compare. Discuss Reflections in depth.
  • Hurricane Andrew 5.3 and 5.3 Follow-up.
  • Mathematical Reflections, page 66. Write them in your journal.
  • Problem 6.1 and 6.1 Follow-up.
  • ACE Investigation 5, 25-31, 33, 34, 40-50
  • Test next class through investigation 5. Read all of your reflections for studying.

February 3, 2004

  • Share and compare to get back on track.
  • What is estimation?
  • 5.1 and 5.1 Follow-up.
  • 5.2 and 5.2 Follow-up.
  • Finish 5.2 and 5.2 follow-up (no calculators)
  • Reflections Investigations 3 and 4 in the CoWeb and print for your book.
  • ACE Investigation 5, 1-24, 35-39

January 25, 2004

  • Warm-up, Decimals.
  • New Seats
  • Share and Compare
  • Grades
  • 4.1 and 4.1 Follow-up, Planting a garden
  • 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up Orally
  • 4.3 and 4.3 Follow-up
Note that class does not meet next until Tuesday, February 3
  • Finish 4.3 and Follow-up
  • ACE Investigation 4.  Do at least 15 of the 44 problems and chose various types. Challenge yourself with an appropriate level of problems; By Monday evening (February 2), put the list of problems you will do (or did) in the CoWeb.

 

Other Homework

Q1 2003-2004 Homework

Q2 2003-2004 Homework

Q3 2003-2004 Homework

 

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

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