M/J Mathematics – Grade 6
Estimated Completion Time: 2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date: November 2018
Recommended for 6th Grade
M/J Grade 6 Mathematics is designed to engage students at every turn. Students have opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge of number manipulation by applying it to real-world scenarios. The course is packed with engaging activities that reinforce and let students practice the skills they learn throughout the course. Interactive learning and innovative videos keep the students engaged throughout.
The instruction in this course focuses on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division, and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing an understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing an understanding of statistical thinking. The instruction in the advanced course focuses on two extra critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; and (2) developing an understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description of for this course: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/10283
Advanced course description: http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewCourse/Preview/10284
Major Topics and Concepts
- Decimals and Fractions
- Ratios and Rate Reasoning
- Rational Numbers
- The Coordinate Plane
- Understanding Data
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers; the minimum requirement is monthly. When teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.
Carissa Shaw, Kim Smith