Syllabus
Syllabus for Mrs. Ledford’s Sixth Grade Success Training Class
using Mathematics for 2016 - 2017

Instructor: Mrs. Ledford Phone: 706-864-6189 ext 42204
Email: beth.ledford@lumpkinschools.com
Website: http://lcms.lumpkinschools.com/


Successful people share the following six characteristics:

• Creativity
• The ability to think and figure things out
• Confidence
• The ability to self-teach
• A positive attitude
• Drive


This year I am going to use the 6th grade standards to teach you how to be more creative, to think and figure things out, to self-teach and build your confidence.

It is up to you to bring to class the positive attitude and drive.

Together I believe we will conquer the 6th grade math standards.


When You First Enter Our Classroom – Get ON YOUR MARK

1. Get seated and have your homework out so it can be checked.
2. Get out your agenda and write down the homework.
3. Begin working on the Warm Up.


When You Need Water

Water bottles (only filled with water) are allowed in the classroom. You are encouraged to bring one to school. Please fill it before class.


What You Need to Know About Class and Class Work

A. Unless otherwise instructed, all work is turned in folded in half vertically, with the following on the outside:
• Last name, First name
• Mrs. Ledford
• Date
• Class period

B. Work is turned back to you the next day and will be handed out by the student assigned to that task.

C. During partner or group work, I encourage you to talk and discuss the content. However, make sure that your topic of discussion involves the content for the day and is at an appropriate speaking level.

D. All work is to be turned in to me (not left on your desk or in the computer lab).


What You Need to Know About Homework

Homework is assigned most days. Homework is posted on my website at the end of school on the assignments page of my website.

Grading

I use the following categories and percentages when calculating grades:

Homework: 10%
Classwork: 30%
Quizzes: 30%
Tests: 30%

Quizzes can be corrected once for up to half-credit back for missed questions.

Assignments turned in late will have 10 points deducted the first day, 20 points the second day, and not accepted after 3 days.

Tests CANNOT be retaken. All Test grades are final.

When I grade, any missing work is given a zero in the grade book immediately, so the zero serves as a red flag that you have something missing. Grades are updated at least weekly in Powerschool, usually 3 times a week. Current work is always graded first, so if you turn something in late, expect it to be a week before it gets updated.

When You Have Been Absent From School

Please realize that it is your responsibility to find out what you have missed. Ask a friend or me before or after class for missed assignments. All assignments are posted on my school web page.

End of Class Procedures

Our time is valuable so most days we will be working up until the end of class. Do not pack up until you’ve been instructed to do so.





Standards:

We are using Georgia Common Core Standards

Curriculum

We are following the state common core curriculum this year and units for the year are as follows:

First Quarter: Number System Fluency; Rate, Ratio and Proportional Reasoning Using Equivalent Fractions

Second Quarter: Expressions; One-Step Equations and Inequalities

Third Quarter: Area and Volume; Statistics

Fourth Quarter: Rational Explorations: Numbers and their Opposites; Operations with Integers

Required Materials

Students should bring the following supplies to class everyday:
1) Notebook paper
2) At least 2 pencils
3) Holt Workbook
4) Math Notebook

Consumable workbooks will be issued to students.

Online Resources - (log-in information will be posted online and given at school)

• Holt Textbook Online - http://www.thinkcentral.com/index.htm

• IXL – https://www.ixl.com/signin/lumpkincounty

• USATestPrep – http://www.usatestprep.com/Member-Login

• Cool Math PreAlgebra - http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/index.html

• Lumpkin County Middle School Website - http://lcms.lumpkinschools.com/

• Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/
Syllabus - Honors
Syllabus for Mrs. Ledford’s Sixth Grade Success Training Class
Using Mathematics for 2017 - 2018

Instructor: Mrs. Ledford Phone: 706-864-6189 ext 42204
Email: beth.ledford@lumpkinschools.com
Website: http://lcms.lumpkinschools.com/
Office Hours: Monday 3:00 – 3:30

Successful people share the following six characteristics:

• Creativity
• The ability to think and figure things out
• Confidence
• The ability to self-teach
• A positive attitude
• Drive


This year I am going to use the 6th grade standards to teach you how to be more creative, to think and figure things out, to self-teach and build your confidence.

It is up to you to bring to class the positive attitude and drive.

Together I believe we will conquer the 6th grade math standards.


When You First Enter Our Classroom – Get ON YOUR MARK

1. Get seated and begin working on the daily assignment.
2. Get out your agenda and write down the daily assignments.
3. Begin working on the Warm Up.


When You Need Water

Water bottles (only filled with water) are allowed in the classroom. Please fill it before class.


What You Need to Know About Class and Class Work

A. Unless otherwise instructed, all work is turned in folded in half vertically, with the following on the outside:
• Last name, First name
• Mrs. Ledford
• Date
• Class period

B. Generally, work is turned back to you the next day and will be handed out by the student assigned to that task.

C. During partner or group work, I encourage you to talk and discuss the content. However, make sure that your topic of discussion involves the content for the day and is at an appropriate speaking level.

D. All work is to be turned in to me (not left on your desk or in the computer lab).


What You Need to Know About Homework

Homework is assigned most days. Homework is posted on my website at the end of school on the assignments page of my website.

Grading

I use the following categories and percentages when calculating grades:

Homework: 10%
Classwork: 30%
Quizzes: 30%
Tests: 30%

Quizzes can be corrected once for up to half-credit back for missed questions.

In an effort to grade on student mastery, test grades override quiz/classwork grades (and missing assignments) from the unit.

Tests CANNOT be retaken. All Test grades are final.

When I grade, any missing work is given a zero in the grade book immediately, so the zero serves as a red flag that you have something missing. Grades are updated at least weekly in Powerschool, usually 3 times a week. Current work is always graded first, so if you turn something in late, expect it to be a week before it gets updated.

When You Have Been Absent From School

Please realize that it is your responsibility to find out what you have missed. Ask a friend or me before or after class for missed assignments. All assignments are posted on my school web page.

End of Class Procedures

Our time is valuable so most days we will be working up until the end of class. Do not pack up until you’ve been instructed to do so.





Standards:

We are using Georgia Standards of Excellence

Curriculum

We are following the state common core curriculum this year and units for the year are as follows:

Unit 1: Rational Explorations: Numbers and their Opposites
Unit 2: Number System Fluency
Unit 3: Rate, Ratio & Proportional Reasoning using Equivalent Fractions
Unit 4: Expressions
Unit 5: One-step Equations and Inequalities
Unit 6: Area and Volume
Unit 7: Statistics
Unit 8: Operations with Rational Numbers
Unit 9: Expressions and Equations
Unit 10: Ratios & Proportional Relationships

Required Materials

Students should bring the following supplies to class everyday:
1) Notebook paper
2) At least 2 pencils
3) Holt Workbook
4) Math Notebook
5) Agenda

Consumable workbooks will be issued to students.

Online Resources - (log-in information will be posted online and given at school)

• Holt Textbook Online - http://www.thinkcentral.com/index.htm

• Cool Math PreAlgebra - http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/index.html

• Lumpkin County Middle School Website - http://lcms.lumpkinschools.com/

• Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/

Online Resources
Tutoring
After school tutoring is available by prior appointment Monday - Thursday from 3:00 to 3:30. Students must arrange a ride home after school.
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