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Palmer Middle School                 Math 6 Advanced                      2018-2019          



                                                Mrs. Lumsden              


Textbook:   McGraw-Hill Consumable Workbook

Students will have access to their online textbook:  (log in information will be given to students)

Additional Resources/Websites:



Course Description:  All students will be actively engaged in developing mathematical understandings in real and relevant contexts. By the end of 6th grade, students will be able to understand how to connect ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and use concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; have a complete understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of a number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; write, interpret, and use expressions and equations; and develop an understanding of statistical thinking.


Advanced Content:

The course framework and instructional strategies for this course are differentiated in content, pacing, process skills emphasis, and expectation of student outcomes from the typical grade 6 math course. Course content has been designed for mastery and extension of state and district performance standards. The course is appropriate for students who have high achievement and interest in math.   Palmer has established criteria and guidelines to identify students who will be successful in this course. Students are placed in this class according to specified indicators of demonstrated exceptional ability and motivation. If students earn below 80 at the end of the semester grading period, a student success plan will be developed and a student may be placed on probation.




Course Content:

          First Quarter:

Unit 1: Number System Fluency (5 weeks)

Unit 2: Rate, Ratio & Proportional Reasoning (4 weeks)


         Second Quarter:                 

Unit 3: Expressions (3 weeks)

Unit 4: One-Step Equations & Inequalities (5 weeks)


         Third Quarter:

Unit 5: Area & Volume (5 weeks)

Unit 6: Statistics (4 weeks)


          Fourth Quarter     

Unit 7: Rational Explorations: Numbers & Their Opposites  (3 weeks)

Unit 8: Operations with Rational Numbers(7 weeks)


All grades will be a reflection of the Georgia Standards of Excellence and are either formative or summative in nature. 



Grading Procedures                                                                          Grade Scale:

Your grade will be determined as follows:                                            A         90-100%

                                                                                                            B         80-89%           

Unit Tests & Performance Tasks       70%                             C         74-79%

            Formative Assessments                      30%                             D         70-73%

                                                                                                            F          below 70%


Tests will be given at a minimum of one test per unit and announced one week in advance. 


Performance Tasks will be assigned for all units of study.  Students will work on tasks in class and may need to finish them at home.


Quizzes will be given throughout the units – some announced, others not.


Conduct Grades will be assigned in accordance with the school-wide grade behavior management plan.


Formative Assessments include daily class work, homework, warm ups, exit slips, and any other work that is completed in class.



Makeup Work:If you are absent, YOU are responsible for the work you missed.  Assignments are due on the date the teacher assigns.  If you are absent that day, it is due the first day you are back.  Homework assignments may be accessed by using the blog, calling a classmate, or by coming by the classroom and looking in the makeup work folder.   Assignments given during each grading period, will only be accepted during that grading period.



Everyday Materials/Required Supplies:

Notebook (composition or spiral), Hand-Held Pencil Sharpener, Tape, Pencils, Pencils and More Pencils, Erasers, colored pencils,  Expo/white board markers


All students are expected to bring their math notebook, workbook and supplies to class daily. 


Please be aware this syllabus is only a guide and is subject to change in order to accommodate student progress as needed.