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Common Core 6 Syllabus

Secrets to Success in Mathematics 6 Class: Mrs. Dobson 2013-2014

Grading Plan: All in class assignments and tests will be given a point value. Letter grades are based on a percentage of the points:

A= 93% and up

B= 85% to 92%

C= 77% to 84%

D= 70% to 76%

F= 69% and below (no credit, not passing)

Topics; 6th grade mathematics will cover many different topics. Listed below are the topics we study for the year.

Exponents and Order of Operations

Algebraic Expressions and Properties with Whole Numbers

Equations and Inequalities


Integers and Rational Numbers on the Number Line

Coordinate Plane and Area

Multiplying/Dividing Fractions and Decimals

Surface Area and Volume

Percents, Ratios, Rates, Measurement Conversions

Collect, Analyze, Display Data

Assignments: Each in class assignment is worth points. Any missing work will be counted as a zero until it is made up or a student has asked for an alternative assignment. Each student is given the duration of the quarter to make up any type of late or missed assignment with a deduction of 5 points for each week the assignment is late. Work WILL NOT be accepted after the quarter in which it was assigned has passed.

TESTS/PROJECTS         30%

QUIZZES                         20%


HOMEWORK                   15%     


  • Tests will be given after each unit of instruction.  All questions on each test will cover material from the daily assignments and notes given in class. YOU MAY RETAKE A TEST! Everyone deserves the opportunity to improve their grade but a student must have received a grade of 79 or lower to retake a test. If a student retakes a test they will be given 1 week to study before retaking the test on their own time (i.e. before or after school.)
  • Quizzes will be given intermittently throughout the quarter.
  • Projects may occur at any time during the quarter.


  • Daily grades will consist of study sheets, activities, and labs to complete. Points will vary with each assignment. The more points an activity is worth the more important it is to your grade.
  • Math notes and class work will be kept in the 3 ring binder.
  • Homework will be collected each day it is assigned.
  • WARM UPS: Each day when students enter the room there will be a warm up on the board that relates to information covered in previous classes. Students will turn in all warm-ups daily.
  • HOMEWORK: JUST DO IT! It  is 15% of your grade. It will  be assigned daily and should be coped into your AGENDA.