Welcome to Mrs. Galbraith's
6th grade Math!
Do not be afraid to ask for help, ask a question or make a mistake.
This classroom is a risk-free environment where we aren’t afraid to make mistakes, but learn from them.
Our goal: To learn to think in a logical and mathematical way, not just mimic a process.
Research has proven that there are only four ways to get things in our long-term memory and one of these is “review and practice”. Assignments will be given daily to practice the math concept taught during instruction. If this assignment is not finished in class, you are expected to finish the assignment as homework. Practicing math is critical to mastering the concept and must be completed daily. All assignments are posted on the board and are due the following day. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to see what assignment you missed and turn it in on time. Your homework paper as well as any hand-outs given on the day that you were absent will be in the red chart hanging over the closet door. As stated in the handbook, you will have one day for each day absent to make up the work. Assignments completed in pen will not be accepted.
As stated in the handbook, if you fail to turn in your assignment on the day that it is due (for any reason), you will get 1 extra day. However, papers turned in a day late will only be given half credit. If after the 1 extra day the work is still not turned in, the grade will be entered as a zero. Lunch detention will be assigned for every missing assignment (zero).
Daily assignments (homework), class participation, and math notebooks will make up 50% of the semester grade. The remaining 50% will be comprised of chapter tests and weekly quizzes. If you are caught cheating for any reason, you will receive a zero and be assigned to lunch detention. This includes dishonest grading of homework, copying someone else’s paper, or any other form. If you log onto a technical device as someone other than yourself, you will immediately go to the office.
Various extra credit opportunities are randomly offered throughout the year and are posted on the board. I will consider adding extra points to the weekly homework grade for time spent practicing skills on www.bigideasmath.com or www.studyisland.com.
You can earn (1) one homework pass for each group of supplies listed below that you donate to the classroom and bring within the first two weeks of school. (Limit 2 per student)
The teacher reserves the right to change this syllabus. Students will be notified of any changes.