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Mr. FRITTS

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2021-2022

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QUARTER 1 SYLLABUS: Math Science and Core Enrichment

MR. FRITTS

dennisfritts@antiochschools.net

925-779-7485 Ex 24604

Room 604 Grade 6 Math/Science/Core Enrichment  

 

GRADE 6 MATH:  QUARTER ONE SYLLABUS

Chapter 1: Rates and Ratios                          

  • Lesson 1 – Factors and Multiples
  • Lesson 2 – Ratios
  • Lesson 3 – Rates
  • Lesson 4 – Ratio Tables
  • Lesson 5 – Graph Ratio Tables
  • Lesson 6 – Equivalent Ratios
  • Lesson 7 – Ratio and Rate Problems

Chapter 2: Fractions, Decimals and Percent

  • Lesson 7 – Percent of a Number

MATH GRADING: Weighted 70% Lesson Quizzes 30% Classwork

  • Math Notes = 10 points per lesson
  • Guided Practice = 10 points
  • Independent Practice = 10 points
  • Extra Practice (Quiz Prep) = 10 points
  • Lesson Quiz = 2 points per question: 1 point for correct answers and 1 point for showing your work (method, steps, process)

 

  • GOAL: Pass Each Lesson with 85% or better by the end of the quarter.

 

GRADE 6 SCIENCE:  QUARTER ONE SYLLABUS

  • STEM CHALLENGE #1: House of Cards

ELEVATE SCIENCE SEGMENT 1

  • Topic 1: Living Things in the Biosphere
  • Topic 2: The Cell System
  • Topic 3: Human Body Systems

SCIENCE GRADING: Weighted 60% STEM Challenges and Tests 40% Classwork and Labs

  • Stem Challenges = 50 points
  • Interactive Notebook Pages = 5 points per page
  • Lesson Check = 5 points
  • Labs = 20 points
  • Topic Tests = 2 points per Question

GRADE 6 CORE ENRICHMENT: 

QUARTERS 1-4 COURSE SYLLABUS

  • CTE: College and Career & Financial Literacy
  • AVID Strategies
  • Research Projects, Reports and Presentations
  • IReady Practice: Math and Reading

Grading: Core Enrichment is an elective class for 6th Grade and it is a PASS or FAIL course. Students will earn a grade “P” for pass if all work is completed, turned in and done with the best effort and quality at 70% or better. Students who are earning below 70% are in danger of failing and will have until the week before end of each quarter to complete missing or incomplete assignments.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Classwork: There will be no assigned homework unless a student is absent or needs more time to finish it at home. Students will be given time in class to complete their assignments. It is important they use this time wisely.

 

  • Assignments: Students are responsible for completing all assignments on time. If they need extra time on an assignment, please communicate with me. Late work or incomplete assignments are worth half points. Final due date for late work including quiz retakes is the week before the end of each quarter. The quarterly final due date will be posted in the classroom and on TEAMS.

 

  • AERIES: Students will need to have access to Aeries so they can keep track of their progress in school including making sure they are caught up on assignments and absent work. Parents and Guardians will also need to have access to Aeries to help monitor their student’s progress. Aeries grades and assignments will be updated weekly. If a student, parent or guardian has a question concerning anything posted on Aeries please contact me on TEAMS or Email.

 

  • Microsoft Teams: Math assignments and notes will be posted on Microsoft TEAMS so students, guardians and parents can see what was missed. Science and Core assignments will also be posted on their TEAMS channel.

 

  • Communication and Help: If a student, parent or guardian has questions you can use the chat feature on TEAMS and send me your questions or email me. My responses are quicker using the chat feature and email than phone calls.

 

  • Math Lesson Quizzes: A student can retake any math quiz during the quarter to earn a Math Wizard (85% Mastery and Proficiency) Students might need to retake it multiple times in order to pass the standard. All quizzes are taken during class time. Students can use calculators, math notes, practice examples to help them during the quiz. Students must be able to show their work. The work shown will demonstrate if the student understands the method(s) or processes used to solve the problem.

 

  • Science Topic Tests: Open Note and Book Test students will not be able to retake them since they can use all available resources to aid them on the test.

 

  • Expectations and Behavior:
  • Be Ready to learn.
  • Be Respectful.
  • Be Responsible.

 

  • Please refer to the DRMS website for important information and the online version of the Aviator Student/Parent Handbook: https://www.antiochschools.net/Domain/24

         DRMS can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.

Materials/Supplies:

  • Sturdy back pack
  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Binder Paper
  • Note Book (Math Notes)
  • Calculator
  • Individual Pencil Sharpener
  • Pencils (#2)
  • Pencil Pouch or bag
  • Eraser
  • Highlighters
  • Red Pens (Correcting Classwork)
  • Dry Erase Markers and a Cloth/Sock or Eraser
  • Colored Pencils and or markers (Science and Core)
  • Water Bottle

 

  • NOTE: Each quarter I will hand out a new syllabus with a list of the Math Lessons and Science Topic we will be covering along with any essential information.

 

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