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BCMS 6th Grade Math Syllabus 2017-2018


Mrs. Watson

Pegasus Team



Course Description:


The curriculum we use has been aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to further emphasize the application and connection of mathematics (corestandards.org/math) and the real world and to prepare our students for college and careers. A brief overview of the main topics we will cover this year is shown below:


6th Grade Math Overview


Unit 1:  The Number System

  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
  • Multiply and divide multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.


Unit 2:  Expressions and Equations

  • Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
  • Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
  • Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.


Unit 3:  Ratios and Proportional Relationships

  • Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.


Unit 4:  Geometry

  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.


Unit 5:  Statistics

  • Develop understanding of statistical variability.
  • Summarize and describe distributions.


Required Materials:


  • Pencils for daily use
  • 1 Composition Notebook OR Spiral Bound Notebook for class notes/bell work
  • 1 folder OR 3-ring binder for storage of hand-outs, assignments, etc.


Grading System:


Grading Criteria Pie ChartPoints are based on class participation/effort, completion of assignments (daily work and homework), projects, exams, and quizzes. Test and quiz scores will make up 70% of the overall grade in this course. The additional 30% will come from homework and daily class work.


The GRADING SCALE at BCMS is as follows:       


90%-above       A

80%-89%         B

70%-79%         C

60%-69%         D

0%-59%           F




Make-up work shall be permitted for excused absences only. Students must complete make-up work within the same number of days in which they are absent plus one extra day to collect work. Students are aware of the make-up work procedure and therefore it is the student’s responsibility to obtain all make-up work.


Classroom Rules and Expectations:


In order for this to be a successful, fun, learning-oriented classroom it is important for every member of this class to follow a few simple rules. Failing to follow the rules will result in consequences. The rules and expectations for my class are as follows:


  1. Be on Time—Be in your seat and ready to begin working when class starts.
  2. Be Prepared—Bring ALL materials and assignments to class EVERY DAY.
  3. Be Respectful—Treat all students, teachers, staff, and property kindly.
  4. Follow Directions—Listen closely and follow all instructions the first time.
  5. Be Encouraging—ALWAYS do your best and encourage your classmates to do the same! Never put anyone down for answering a question incorrectly.




Middle School teachers will use the card mark system. Minor infractions will be noted for each student. Disciplinary action will be taken upon the 3rd card mark. Minor infractions will include classroom disruptions, coming to class unprepared, etc. Major infractions will be dealt with as outlined in the student handbook.




Please sign and return the bottom portion of the syllabus to show that you have read and understand the information provided in Mrs. Watson’s 7th Grade Pre-Algebra Syllabus.


Student Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: _________________

Parent Signature: _____________________________________________ Date: _________________

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