*Dear Parents: Here's some advice about middle school math homework from PPS's Barb McArthur. I agree with all of it! Homework is graded primarily for effort, not accuracy, because I want students to practice problems on their own and to realize what they are confident they know, and what they still have questions about.*

*I am expecting about 15-30 minutes of good effort on most Mon-Thurs nights.*

*Although we seldom review these problems the next day (aside from answers), the new warmups and classwork will review similar material, so if students know they need help with a particular topic, they will have a chance to work more with it and ask questions.*

*Quizzes each week will include at least one problem from homework.*

**I am available to help with math Wednesdays after school (4 pm on).**Please contact me if you need to schedule another time to talk.

**TESTING NOTE: In April, the class finished the first round of OAKS testing (the only round for most students) and the district's****paper-and-pencil Compacted Assessment of Readiness (CAR) test****. The OAKS score and the CAR score (graded by outside examiners; scores will be reported to us later in May) will be the main determining factors in whether a student takes standard Common Core Math 7 or Compacted Math Year 1 in 7th grade. In June, you should receive a letter from Sellwood about math placement.****If you have questions about the tests or courses, email me at jwright2@pps.net.**## Math 6 Homework for 4th Quarter

**Last update to this list: 6/3/14. Newest homework listed at top. THERE WILL BE NO HOMEWORK ON FRIDAYS OR FOLLOWING UNIT TESTS AND WORK SAMPLES.**

*Note: because of lots of review and testing, there was much less homework than usual in April and May.*

*HOW LIKELY IS IT (PROBABILITY) UNIT*

*Sorry I have not been great about updating the homework list recently! There is also less homework for this unit. Please see ParentVue/StudentVue for older assignments.*

DUE WED. 6/4 (originally assigned Mon. 6/2):

p. 44-45 #1-3

*DATA ABOUT US (STATISTICS) UNIT*

*Most classwork and some homework for this unit will be focused around students' individual data projects.*

DUE TUES. 5/6:

Read the top part of p. 8 on line plots and bar graphs, then do one of these

*[on SEPARATE PAPER to HAND IN]*:

Standard: p. 21 #1

Challenge: p. 21 #5-6

## Math 6 Homework for 3rd Quarter

*COMPARING & SCALING (RATES & RATIOS) UNIT*

DUE THURS. 4/5:

p. 56 #6-8

DUE WED. 4/4:

p. 51 Problems B and C (it may help to read over Problem A on p. 50 and review your class notes)

DUE THURS. 4/3:

p. 43 #13-15

PS "The Drive" puzzle video (Is Dad Speeding?) from class is here if you want to show it to people. See if they can figure it out!

DUE WED. 4/2 [this was not graded but may be on a HW quiz]:

Standard: p. 41 #8 and p. 45 #27-31 (include words in answers!)

Challenge: p. 41 #8 and p. 46 #34

DUE TUES. 4/1:

Standard: p 40 #1-3

Challenge: any 2 of p 40 #1-3, plus p 46 #33

DUE FRI. 3/21:

Finish classwork: p. 1 and 2 of NYC ratio problem sheet from class

DUE TUES. 3/18:

Ratio worksheet from class (finish at home).

DUE FRI. 3/14 [NOTE: this one was not scored and will not be in gradebook]:

Finish writing fractions for concentrate/juice for Mixes A, C, and D from Lesson 2.1. Also:

Standard: p. 26 #7, 10, & 11 and p. 27 #15-16

Challenge: p. 28 #19 and p. 31 #24

...also, homework quiz on one or two problems from p. 10-15 (from problems 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 34)

DUE THURS. 3/13:

p. 11 #5 & #7 (find total time as part of work)

DUE WED. 3/12 (except for people whose last names begin with "B," who are excused from this HW for lack of a textbook):

Standard: p. 12 #8 & #10

Challenge: p. 14 #17-21

DUE TUES. 3/11:

p. 10 #1-2 and p. 15 #34

*VARIABLES & PATTERNS (ALGEBRA & GRAPHING) UNIT*DUE THURS. 3/6:

Nothing new due. Please use tonight to catch up on any old Variables & Patterns homework before we finish the unit and return the books.

DUE WED. 3/5:

Standard: p. 57 #9-13

Challenge: p. 57 #13, p. 58 #19, & p. 60 #38

DUE TUES. 3/4:

Standard: p. 56 #4-5

Challenge: p. 61 #46-47

No homework due on Fri. 2/28 (field trip day).

DUE THURS. 2/27:

p. 41 #12 & p. 45 #21

DUE WED. 2/26:

Do p. 37 #4 and/or p. 38 #6 if you did not already do both last night.

DUE TUES. 2/25:

Standard: p. 37 #4, p. 38 #6, & p. 40 #10

Challenge: p. 38 #6 & p. 42 #15-16

DUE FRI. 2/21:

Standard: p. 20-21 #7-9

Challenge: p. 25 #24-25

DUE THURS. 2/20:

No new homework. Bits & Pieces 3 tests were returned, and students can continue correction work on them if they did not finish during today's review session. With corrections, students can earn back half credit for any missing non-extra-credit points, or go to an 80% for a fully corrected test, whichever is higher.

DUE WED. 2/19:

Problems A-D on p. 10-11.

*BITS & PIECES III (DECIMALS AND PERCENTS) UNIT***We did review worksheets on Wednesday 2/12 and Thursday 2/13; these were continued at home and checked as classwork. The unit test was 2/14. All students should finish any remaining homework and turn in books as soon as possible.**

DUE THURS. 2/13:

Bits & Pieces 3 Review worksheet (we went over this in class).

DUE WED. 2/12:

Percents Review worksheet from class.

DUE THURS. 2/6 [not checked - snow day]:

Standard: p. 68 #10 & #13 and p. 69 #18

Challenge: p. 68 #13, p. 69 #18, & p. 72 #32

DUE WED. 2/5:

p. 56 #9-11 [for everyone]

DUE TUES. 2/4:

Skills sheet from class. Do 3 on front and all of back. Spend no more than 1/2 hour on this.

DUE FRI. 1/31:

Standard: p. 67 #1-6 & p. 69 #18

Challenge: p. 71 #29-30 & p. 72 #32

DUE THURS. 1/30:

Standard: p. 55-59 #5, 19, & 29

Challenge: p. 56 #8 & p. 60 #34

DUE WED. 1/29:

Standard: p. 55 #2 & 4 & p. 57 #13-15

Challenge: p. 59 #28-30

## Math 6 Homework for 2nd Quarter

*BITS & PIECES III (DECIMALS AND PERCENTS) UNIT*DUE WED. 1/22:

10 problems from fraction-to-decimal worksheet from class, showing how you change a fraction into a decimal with long division. Show work! Don't use a calculator except to check at the end. It is OK to stop after 15 minutes of hard work even if you haven't finished all 10.

DUE FRI. 1/17 [no HW due Thurs.]:

Long division practice homework worksheet from class: do any 5 problems.

DUE WED. 1/15:

Completed multiplying decimals worksheet from class, done without calculator (show work for multiplication problems).

DUE TUES. 1/14:

Standard: p. 30 #29-30 & p. 31 #33

Challenge: p. 33 #49-50 & #52

DUE FRI. 1/10:

Standard: p. 13 #11-13 & p. 14 #20-21

Challenge: p. 15 #35-36 & p. 17 #47

*ALGEBRA UNIT*For this unit, we will use a printed booklet which students can write in. Students should bring this booklet to class and home and should be very careful not to lose it!! We will cover a certain amount each day, including classwork and homework, as described below, but more students than usual may finish homework in class. Most (maybe all) days, there will only be one level of homework for this unit (no challenge level). Page numbers refer to the circled, handwritten numbers at the bottom of each page.

**Algebra booklet due Friday, Jan. 10 for final homework classwork grading unless other arrangements are made.**

DUE WED. 1/8:

Distribution problems on p. 32 of Algebra booklet.

DUE TUES. 1/7:

Simplification problems from worksheet.

DUE FRI. 12/20:

Algebra booklet, for grading through p. 27 (except not p. 23-24). No new assignment following test.

DUE THURS. 12/19:

Algebra booklet review sheet to prepare for test (counts as 10 classwork & homework points).

DUE WED. 12/18:

(Classwork and homework) Complete pages 25-27 of the algebra booklet. Pages 19-22 should also be complete from previous classwork. It is OK to skip pages 23 & 24, or you can do them for extra practice.

DUE TUES. 12/17:

Use backtracking and Order of Operations to solve any three of the equations that students generated in class. Here are some of the ones students wrote up (the last one is Elena's) -- if you copied others, you are welcome to solve those instead.

DUE THURS. 12/12 [Wed. was snow day]:

On number trick sheet (or any paper), write the algebra pieces and the algebraic expression that correspond to each step in Elena's number trick, which was: 1. Choose a special number. 2. Add 2. 3. Triple it (multiply by 3). 4. Subtract one more than your special number. 5. Add 3. 6. Divide by 2. 7. Subtract your original special number. 8. Add 3.

Also: if Elena got 7 at the end of this number trick, can you tell what her original special number was?

DUE TUES. 12/10:

In Monday's class, we finished everything through p. 18, and students left their algebra booklets with me to grade.

DUE FRI. 12/6:

p. 13-14. (Everything through p. 14 should be done from homework or classwork, except possibly p. 9.)

DUE THURS. 12/5:

Do p. 10, but you may skip step 5 (finding the rule); we will go over this tomorrow in class. Also, when it asks which figure number has 242 pennies, Mr. Harsman and I forgot to change it to match the changes we made to the figures. It should say

**pennies. Oops!**

*243*DUE WED. 12/4:

Fill in the last column on p. 2-3 with algebraic expressions, and do p. 4, "Pattern of T's" (all Tues. classwork). For homework, do p. 5; notice the figures are the same as on p. 4, but this time you are analyzing how many toothpicks there are, not how many T's.

DUE TUES. 12/3:

Write in sample numbers and algebra pieces for the Number Tricks on p. 1-3. Leave the last column blank on p. 2 & 3. Here are notes explaining the number trick work we did in class for page 1.

*ORDER OF OPERATIONS/DISTRIBUTION MINI-UNIT*We will spend Wed. 11/20-Fri 11/22 doing a few lessons on order of operations and distribution. Because this is such a short "unit", we won't have textbooks. I can email you a pdf of the pages we're using in class if you need them.

DUE FRI. 11/22 [to be started on Wed. 11/20]:

Come up with your OWN way of remembering the order of operations [parentheses / exponents & roots / multiplication & division / addition & subtraction], by using the letters P, E, R, M, D, A, and S (standing for each kind of operation) in that order. It would be best if you make it so M and D go together (like “Mom and Dad”… you can use that if you want), and A and S go together, and E and R go together, because those are just as important as each other in the order of operations. Make a mini-poster of your memory trick neatly on a regular-sized piece of paper WITH YOUR NAME, so we can all see them later! Use color if possible!

*COVERING & SURROUNDING (Geometry) UNIT***Covering & Surrounding (Area, Perimeter, Circumference) test was Tues. 11/19; no homework that night.**

DUE TUES. 11/19:

2 out of 3 of the review worksheets provided and worked on in class... you choose which two. Each is worth 5 points (regular homework), graded for effort. If you hand in all 3, you get 5 points extra credit on homework for this quarter.

DUE FRI. 11/15:

Standard: p. 81 #15 and p. 82 #24

Challenge: p. 83 #26 and p. 84 #36 part d

DUE THURS. 11/14:

Standard: p. 80 #5-9, p. 81 #12-13 (you will need a ruler)

Challenge: p. 85 #37-38, p. 86 #48

## Math 6 Homework for 1st Quarter (no longer accepted)

*COVERING & SURROUNDING (Geometry) UNIT*DUE WED. 11/6:

Standard: p. 61 #11-13 & p. 63 #20-21

Challenge: p. 63 #22-27

DUE TUES. 11/5:

p. 60 #1-7

DUE THURS. 10/31:

p. 44-45 #1-7 (passed out handout with these printed on it)

DUE WED. 10/30:

Standard: p. 29-31 #9, 14, 16 a & b, & 19

Challenge: p. 31 #17 & p. 34 #24 & 28 (for #28, also see p. 25)

*No homework due Wed. 10/23 to Tues. 10/29, because of Outdoor School and StudentVue online grade training.*

DUE TUES. 10/22 [not graded]:

p. 26-27 #3, 4, & 6

*BITS & PIECES 2 (Fractions) UNIT**TEST IS ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18*

DUE FRI. 10/18:

Review sheet for test

DUE THURS. 10/17:

Back of worksheet from class on fraction word problems

DUE WED. 10/16:

Skills sheet from class on dividing fractions & mixed numbers

DUE TUES. 10/15:

p. 57-58 #11 and #13-20

DUE THURS. 10/10:

Finish Problems C & D on p. 50. (If you don't get it yet, don't panic, just try to draw a picture that will help you fill in information later. Spend no more than 20 minutes on these.)

DUE WED. 10/9:

Standard: p. 55 #1a-e

Challenge: p. 55 #3 & p. 59 #36

DUE TUES. 10/8:

Nothing. We used class time for review of adding & subtracting fractions and/or for some fun practice with fractions and shapes.

DUE FRI. 10/4:

Finish Multiplying Fractions handout from class. (This was never collected or graded, though we did go over answers.)

DUE THURS. 10/3:

Remember Thursday's homework quiz! HW due Thurs. will NOT be on this week's quiz, but may be on next week's.

Standard: p. 41 #6-8 and p. 46 #39

Challenge: p. 43 #20 and p. 44 #34

DUE WED. 10/2:

Standard: p. 40 #2-5

Challenge: p. 42 #16 and p. 43 #20

NO HW DUE TUES. 10/1 [Mon's quiz ran long]

DUE MON. 9/30 [2-night assignment from Wed, OK to hand in Mon.]:

Mini-"poster" on adding and subtracting fractions. On a piece of paper separate from your notebook, explain how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers. Ideally, have your poster include examples that are easy (same denominator), medium (different denominators, but not too hard a conversion of one fraction, and no borrowing from whole number parts needed for subtraction), and hard (different denominators that both need to be changed, mixed numbers, etc.).

DUE WED. 9/25:

Standard: p. 24 #1 (use sheet given in class)

Challenge: p. 27 #36-39 (you may want to try Standard too)

DUE TUES. 9/24:

Standard & Challenge: Using the sheet from class, find what fraction of a section each person owns. (Example: Lapp owns 1/4 section, Bouck owns 1/16 section...) You will likely find it helpful to carve up each section into smaller pieces.

*PRIME TIME (Factors and Multiples) UNIT*Thurs. 9/19: Prime Time unit test. No homework.

Wed. 9/18 classwork: Work Sample. No homework.

DUE WED. 9/18:

Review worksheet for Thursday's unit test. We will work on this review sheet in class on Tuesday, and students will finish it for homework.

DUE TUES. 9/17:

Standard: p. 57 #16 & #18, and p. 58 #32

Challenge: p. 57 #15, p. 58 #33, & p. 59 #35

DUE FRI. 9/13:

Standard: p. 57 #17, 19, 20, 22

Challenge: p. 58 #32 & p. 59 #34

DUE THURS. 9/12:

Standard: p. 42 #14, p. 43 #16-19

Challenge: p. 43 #22, p. 45 #39, & p. 47 #44

DUE WED. 9/11:

Standard: p. 42 #8 & 10-12

Challenge: p. 45 #38 & p. 47 #43

DUE TUES. 9/10:

Standard: p. 42 #1, 3, 5, & 7, and p. 44 #32

Challenge: p. 42 #9 & p. 45 #37 [only choose Challenge if you are SURE you don't need practice with the Standard problems!]

DUE FRI. 9/6:

Mathography