Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Making the Grade

Day one of the prompt is up and going. Kreider's homeroom did the preteach lesson
  • Sunshine Math III due October 2nd

Monday, September 29, 2008

Math Prompt #1

Preteaching of the concepts needed to complete the first math prompt was today's topic during class. Kreider's homeroom missed class due to an assembly and will do this tomorrow.
  • Sunshine Math III due October 2nd

Friday, September 26, 2008


Today in class students were given a multiple choice quiz.
  • Sunshine Math III due October 2nd

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sunshine Math

Today while I was out of class students worked on fixing their quizes from last week and worked on sunshine math III
  • Sunshine Math III due October 2nd

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Least Common Multiple

We did a brief review sheet on prime factorization and then a mini lesson on greatest common multiple. Students need to remember that multiples are the same as skip counting. There are many things due tomorrow please make sure to check with your child for these assignments:
  • Sunshine Math II (extended from Sept. 18th)
  • Word Problem #3
  • Least Common Multiple ws#9

Monday, September 22, 2008

Greatest Common Factor

Today we learned how to compare factors. Students worked on the concept of greatest common factors. This will set them up for reducin fractions. We started worksheet #10 in class and it is to be completed for homework.
  • Sunshine Math II due September 25th
  • Word Problem #3 due September 25th
  • Greatest Common Factor ws#10

Crazy Week

My apologies for not posting last week. I had a family emergency and was out of school much of the week, posting was the last thing in my mind. I am pleased to say things have settled greatly and we are back on schedule with school. Due to the fact that I was not able to precorrect the sunshine math II papers I have extended the assignment until this thursday. Below is a list of the topics the students did cover last week:
started math minutes
word problem
sunshine math extension
timed tests for addition and subtraction
prime and composite number review
math quiz

Homework to be concerned about which is due this week:
  • Sunshine Math II
  • Word Problem

Monday, September 15, 2008


Today we reviewed prime and composite numbers, factors, multiples and factor pairs. I gave students a worksheet on just factors to start in class and finish for homework. We will go over it out loud tomorrow at the beginning of class.
  • Sunshine Math II
  • Factors, Multiples and Primes ws# 3

Friday, September 12, 2008

Final Order of Operation

Today was the final day to explore order of operation. We will be revisiting this concept throughout the year in math minutes and skill time. Students completed a worksheet in class.
  • Sunshine Math II

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Order of Operation Continued

Oder of Operation continued focuses on the math part of following the signs. We worked in class on following and reading math equations in the proper order. Students learned that if you change the order than the answer will be affected.
  • Sunshine Math II due next Thursday, September 18th

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Order of Operation

Today we started to look at order of operation. my focus for the day was to get students to understand that there is a certain order that has to be followed.
  • Word Problem #1
  • ws #57

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Division

Students took turns putting division problems on the board and solving them. We went over the process of dividing again in class and worked on a division worksheet with 9 problems on it, if not completed in class it is homework.
  • Word Problem #1 due thrursday
  • ws #21

Monday, September 8, 2008

Two digit division

We dove into two digit division today. We review the process (steps below) and went over a few examples in class and then having class time to work on a worksheet while getting help from a teacher.
Steps for solving a division problem
  1. find the first # the divisor will go into
  2. estimate the division (quotient)
  3. multiply
  4. subtract
  5. compare (# should be less than the divisor.. * if it is move on to next step..if NO * go back to step #2 and either make it a larger or smaller guess)
  6. bring down
  7. repeat steps 2-6 until all numbers in the dividend have been brought down
  8. write remainder if necessary
  9. circle answer
  • word problem #1
  • ws #42 division

Friday, September 5, 2008

Word Problem/Division Practice

Class today was a working class period to allow the students to get help in school from me. We reviewed one digit divison and were given a paper to start in class getting help as needed and finish for homework. We also reviewed the word problem process and handed out the first problem for the year.
  • One digit division ws #15
  • Word Problem #1 due Thursday, September 11th

Thursday, September 4, 2008

One-digit division

Todays lesson was focusing on one-digit division. students were given an informational sheet to use which shows the process of division. We did several examples during class. I know that this is a difficult concept for many, but practice makes perfect. Remember no stress math.
  • One digit division ws #47

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


It was wonderful to meet so many parents this evening. I hope you find our website helpful as you and your child journey through sixth grade. If you have any input please send us a comment and tell us if there is something that we could improve upon.
Looking forward to a great year--Sixth Grade Team

Place Value and Rounding

Todays classes focused on place value in whole number situations. We also worked on rounding using the key idea of clue numbers. Clue numbers are located directly to the right of the number which needs to be rounded. The clue number rules are as follows:
  1. if the clue number is a 0,1,2,3, or 4 then the number to be rounded stays the same.
  2. if the clue number is a 5,6,7,8, or 9 then the number to be rounded goes up one digit.
  • Sunshine Math I due tomorrow
  • Rounding worksheet # 13
  • Place Value worksheet # 4

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Two Digit Multiplication

Today we explored and reviewed the concept of 2-digit multiplication by doing one page of work in class and going over it out loud together.
  • Assignment 2-digit multiplication worksheet
  • Sunshine Math I due September 4th