HOMEWORK

__4-10-20 - REMOTE LEARNING UPDATE____All Remote Learning work is posted in the Remote Learning folder in Schoology. I will no longer be updating the Weebly, since it will all be in Schoology.__HOMEWORK

**math homework is always due the next day unless otherwise noted****math homework is to be completed on loose leaf paper, not in the spiral, unless otherwise noted****If your child is struggling with any of the problems on the homework, please encourage your child to just**__try__something. Your child's work is not counted as late if each problem shows evidence of good effort. We go over the work in class the following day, and your child will have the opportunity to learn strategies for the problem, and to ask questions. Also see the important note regarding struggling on HW on p. 5 of the Sixth Grade Handbook, and the additional handout from Back to School Night for additional strategies to coach your child through difficulties**For assignments that have a B, C, X designation:**

**C = Core assignment; this is the core or regular assignment, the one most students tend to do.**

B = Basic assignment; this is usually a bit shorter than the core assignment;

B = Basic assignment; this is usually a bit shorter than the core assignment;

__Students may only choose this assignment if they have been____given____permission by Mrs. Hanna in advance.__This assignment option is designed for students who might need more time for processing,**reading, or writing; it is NOT an "Oh, I have a busy night tonight, so I want to do the Basic assignment" option. I will not grant**

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**permission in such instances.**

**X = Extra challenge assignment; designed for students who are understanding the current concepts well and are looking for extra**

challenge. Students may choose this option on their own. They do not need my permission for this choice.

If you have further questions on these designations, please ask your student for clarification. We have spent a great deal of class time

discussing these. If your student can't clarify, please ask him/her to come to me with the question. Remember, we are working together to

develop your adolescent's communication, self-advocacy, responsibility, and self-reliance - vital skills our adolescents need to be developing

and using now in order to grow toward becoming capable, independent adults.

challenge. Students may choose this option on their own. They do not need my permission for this choice.

If you have further questions on these designations, please ask your student for clarification. We have spent a great deal of class time

discussing these. If your student can't clarify, please ask him/her to come to me with the question. Remember, we are working together to

develop your adolescent's communication, self-advocacy, responsibility, and self-reliance - vital skills our adolescents need to be developing

and using now in order to grow toward becoming capable, independent adults.

**Posted Dec. 8 - Manga High:**I have assigned 6

**OPTIONAL**activities. If you complete all 6 (meaning at least 4 attempts or a bronze) by the

**due date of Saturday, Jan. 4,**you will receive 10 extra credit points in the

*Class Engagement/Work Quality*category. Your name will also be put into a drawing for HW passes.

**Two Helpful Hints:**First, be sure to have

**paper and pencil**with you and use it while working on the activities. Second, click on the "

**Teach Me**" button before working on the activity to get a clearer understanding of the work. The 6 activities should appear on your Assignment board in Manga High and are:

- Repeated Fractional Change
- Division with Fractions
- Addition & Subtraction of Decimals
- Multiply & Divide Decimals by 10, 100, 1000
- Factors & Multiples
- Ratios

**updated 2/7**: For those ready for more Manga HIgh, here is the next set of OPTIONAL (but highly encouraged!) activities. Again, if you complete all 13 (meaning at least 4 attempts or a bronze) by the

**due date of Monday, Feb. 17 (this is extended from the original 2/13),**you will receive 10 extra credit points in the

*Class Engagement/Work Quality*category. Your name will also be put into a drawing for HW passes.

**Two Helpful Hints:**First, be sure to have

**paper and pencil**with you and use it while working on the activities. Second, click on the "

**Teach Me**" button before working on the activity to get a clearer understanding of the work. The 13 activities should appear on your Assignment board in Manga High and are:

- Use Negative Numbers
- Coordinates in 4 Quadrants
- Common Fractions - Thirds, Fifths
- Common Fractions - Sixths
- Common Fractions - Eighths
- Understanding Absolute Value of Integers
- Mental Multiplication & Division of Decimals
- Multiply by a decimal
- Multiply decimals
- Division
- Understand Percent
- Use Percents
- Change percents into fractions and decimals

**Posted Feb. 15:**For those ready for more Manga HIgh, here is the next set of OPTIONAL (but highly encouraged!) activities. Again, if you complete all 12 (meaning at least 4 attempts or a bronze) by the

**due date of Sunday, April 5,**you will receive 10 extra credit points in the

*Class Engagement/Work Quality*category. Your name will also be put into a drawing for HW passes.

**Two Helpful Hints:**First, be sure to have

**paper and pencil**with you and use it while working on the activities. Second, click on the "

**Teach Me**" button before working on the activity to get a clearer understanding of the work. The 12 activities should appear on your Assignment board in Manga High and are:

*Divide with Decimals**Adjust one calculation to find another**Find percentage with calculator**Find percentage without calculator**Solve Problems involving simple percentages**Solve problems with ratios**Distributive Property, multiply by and integer**Factor Using a common term**Substitute whole numbers into expressions**Substitute whole numbers into expressions with exponents**Inequalities**Inequalities on a number line*

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__4-10-20 - REMOTE LEARNING UPDATE__

__All Remote Learning work is posted in the Remote Learning folder in Schoology. I will no longer be updating the Weebly, since it will all be in Schoology.__

Friday, 3/13/20Friday, 3/13/20

- Jose’s Savings Plan task (need ¼-sheet graph paper) due
**Mon**; - The next optional Manga High assignments (12) are due Sunday, April 5.

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__Monday, 3/16/20__**- Monday, 4/6/20. Extended Spring Break. I'll miss you all! Hope we'll all be back together soon!**

The following are not assignments - simply ideas for any families looking for suggestions.

The following are not assignments - simply ideas for any families looking for suggestions.

**Several families have asked about suggestions for math practice during the extended break. If you are interested, I’ve listed some good sites, as well as concepts/skills that we’ve covered thus far (or that students have learned in past years) that would be good practice/review.**

____- Ratios and rates including unit rates
- Decimal, fraction, percent conversions
- Problem solving with percents
- Operations and problem solving with fractions/mixed numbers
- Operations and problem solving with decimals
- Exponents, order of operations
- Factors, Multiples, GCF, LCM
- Prime factorization
- Negative decimals & fractions on the number line, opposites, absolute value
- Plotting points in all 4 quadrants of the coordinate plane
- Variables & expressions – parts of algebraic expressions, substitution & evaluating expressions, writing expressions, distributive property, combining like terms, equivalent expressions
- Area & perimeter of rectangles, triangles, & composite figures

https://www.khanacademy.org/

- Go to math, 6th grade; Any of the lessons in the first 5 units are great practice:
*Ratios, rates, & percentages; Arithmetic operations; Negative numbers; Properties of Numbers; Variables & Expressions*

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

- Students use their account from school. Their user ID and PW should be written/glued into their planner.

https://www.prodigygame.com/

- Fun practice in game format, with students using their avatar and math problem-solving skills while on missions in a fantasy world. Students enter Grade 6 and grade-appropriate content is provided.

https://coassessments.com/test-prep/

- These are practice tests for CMAS/PARCC, available through the Colorado Assessments Portal.
- To access the tests once in the site,
- Select the “Practice Resources” tab at top
- Scroll down to “Colorado practice Resources – Mathematices. Click on the green bar “View Mathematics Colorado Practice Resources”
- Select Grade 6
- Here you will see 3 practice tests: Online Item Set 1, Online Item Set 2 and Online Item Set 3.

There are several other links listed on the DPS website (and also on the Flyer app), for family entertainment, at-home learning, and stress-management resources.

A few non-screen ideas to add to those you and the kids already have in your back pocket…

- Anything active - shooting hoops, backyard games, bike-riding, walks/runs
- Bring out the puzzles & board games
- Reading, drawing, journaling, writing (a poem, a play, memoir, a song, … sky’s the limit)
- Listening to podcasts – some good ones are listed at: https://www.screenagersmovie.com/tech-talk-tuesdays/family-podcasts-2020
- Painting, drawing, other visual arts
- Crafts, hobbies
- Designing, building
- Cleaning, organizing, rearranging a room
- Yardwork – getting moving outdoors and helping the family/environment as well

"You Can Learn Anything" video This is the video I'd hoped to share with you at Back to School Night, but we ran out of time. Please check it out. Your students have seen it during Advise class.

"You Can Learn Anything" video This is the video I'd hoped to share with you at Back to School Night, but we ran out of time. Please check it out. Your students have seen it during Advise class.

For help, review, or practice on a particular math concept or skill, try going to Khan Academy. You can search a particular topic, and then select videos or practice work!

**Mangahigh**

**.com**is one of the world's first games-based-learning sites, where students learn Mathematics via purpose-built casual games that balance fun and learning.

My Math Universe. This is a valuable resource for parents. No login is needed. On the right side of the window, you'll see "

**Channel List**." There you will find three selections:**Parent and Family Place**- This is the most valuable selection. Here, you will find some resources you may find valuable to learn more about the CMP3 program and ways to support your math student:**Resources and Letters**for each unit,**Homework Help**for selected exercises,**Important Concepts for Grade 6**(these are the same concepts that are listed on the back of each unit's parent letter that is sent home.),**Math Background Videos**.Hooda Math offers a variety of fun math games and tutorials as well as the opportunity for timed fact practice. If you are not fluent (automatic) in your multiplication/division facts, or even your addition/subtraction facts, you will definitely want to get yourself up to speed. When you are fluent with your basic math facts, your brain is freed up to focus on more complex mathematical thinking when you are solving problems. This Hooda Math link is set to take you to the Sixth Grade Games section, but you can navigate to other grade levels and tutorials. Click on math timed test here to go directly to the timed math fact practice.