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.
April 1, 2004 
 Warmup on board. g
 Test
 5.1 and 5.1 followup
 5.2 and 5.2 followup

 To be turned in Friday by noon in room 316 and completed on the
computer:
 ACE 1117, Investigation 5
 Finish 5.2 and 5.2 Followup.

March 31, 2004 
 Warmup ACE 59,27 Investigation 4
 5.1 and 5.1 followup
 5.2 and 5.2 followup

 Test on Thursday
 Investigation 4 reflections in the CoWeb. Print and bring with you.
 ACE 1627 (I4)

March 18, 2004 
 Share and compare
 Pizza Pirate Plot
 Designing an algorithm 4.4 and 4.4 Followup
 Reflections, Investigation 4, page 53.

 Test on Thursday after you return.
 Have a great break!

March 16, 2004 
 To Start:
 Compound Interestput on board if you did it.
 Turn in corrections
 HW information
 Tupelo Townshiptrading land.
 The Pizza Pirate
 Fenlandian Multiplication!

 Finish 4.2 and 4.2 Followup
 Finish 4.3 and 4.3 Followup
 Investigation 4, ACE 1, 3

March 12, 2004 
 Compound Interestput 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 Followup
 Investigation 4, ACE 1026
 For a challenge, either

March 10, 2004 
 If you did the square problem, show your work and solution on the
board before the warmup.
 Warmup: Getting closer. Switch partners on occasion. Record
strategies!
 Share and compare
 Finish Checkup #1. Work on the Compound Interest problem.

 Investigation 3, ACE 3034, 37. Note: Problem 30 is to be solved
using estimation, not calculation.
 Reflections, page 42 in the Coweb.
 Do either:
 ACE 1129
 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 1129.

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 followup.
 Checkup #1.

 Investigation 3, ACE 110, 3536, 3843

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 Followup
 Making Circle Graphs 2.4 and 2.4 Followup.

 Checkup next class.
 Reflections, page 30 in the CoWeb. (Remember: print for your
journal.)
 ACE (Investigation 2) 1216, 2225
 Choice: do either
 Do ACE 510
 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 followup as discussion.
 2.1 and 2.1 followup as discussion.
 2.2 and 2.2 followup; finding a general strategy.

 Reflections, page 17 in the CoWeb. (Remember: print for your
journal)
 ACE (Investigation 2) 14, 11, 1721, 2630
 Look at the Prealgebra
Problem of the Week (POW) and work on it for a challenge.

February 27, 2004 
 Fenlandian Multiplication
 Share and compareanswers only.
 Finding Bargains, 1.3 and 1.3 Followup

 Make sure your Fenlandian multiplication chart is complete.
 Finish 1.3 and 1.3 Followup.
 ACE 5, 18, 2329
 Look at the Prealgebra
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 followup.
 Calculating Tips 1.2 and followup.

 Finish 1.1, 1.1 followup and 1.2 Followup. For 1.1, us 5% tax.
 ACE 24, 617, 1922, 3033.

February 23, 2004 
 Simple Counting
 Changing Forms, 6.3 and 6.3 followup.
 New book next class.

 B&P I Research  Read the comments and respond.
 Test Corrections: Follow the Test
Corrections procedure
 ACE 1719, 2228 Investigation 6

February 17, 2004 
 ACE 1619, 2628
 Share and compare.
 Changing Forms, 6.3 and 6.3 followup.
 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.


February 9, 11, and 13, 2004 
 February 9:
 Share and compare
 Discuss Investigation 5 Reflections
 Test
 February 11
 February 13
 Investigations 6.1 and 6.1 Followup
 Investigations 6.2 and 6.2 Followup

 February 9
 No Homework unless you want to begin the assignment below.
 February 11
 February 13
 ACE Investigation 6, 111, 14, 15.
 Finish B&P I Research.
Due Tuesday, February 17.

February 5, 2004 
 Warmup on board.
 Share and compare. Discuss Reflections in depth.
 Hurricane Andrew 5.3 and 5.3 Followup.
 Mathematical Reflections, page 66. Write them in your journal.
 Problem 6.1 and 6.1 Followup.

 ACE Investigation 5, 2531, 33, 34, 4050
 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 Followup.
 5.2 and 5.2 Followup.

 Finish 5.2 and 5.2 followup (no calculators)
 Reflections Investigations 3 and 4 in the CoWeb and print for your
book.
 ACE Investigation 5, 124, 3539

January 25, 2004 
 Warmup, Decimals.
 New Seats
 Share and Compare
 Grades
 4.1 and 4.1 Followup, Planting a garden
 4.2 and 4.2 Followup Orally
 4.3 and 4.3 Followup

Note that class does not meet next until Tuesday, February 3
 Finish 4.3 and Followup
 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.

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6th Grade Mathematics 
Academics 
Middle School 
The American School in Japan
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04/06/2004