
District 65 Ã± Math 6 Syllabus
Teacher: Jena Barber 

Room: 202A 

Phone NUmber (847)8598616P 
The Chute Choice in Ms. BarberÃs Class
Be Responsible 
Be Respectful 
Be Successful 
Be on time and in your seat 
Wait your turn to speak 
Stay on task 
Be prepared 
Work well together 
Stay positive 
Course Expectations
This course is problembased, which means that students will do a lot of exploring, conjecturing, reasoning, and communicating mathematics while working predominantly in small groups. These are important components to develop the Practice Standards for Mathematical Thinking.
Class Materials
Everyday I need to come to class withâ€¦
Textbook 
My Own 
My Own 
Connected Mathematics Project, 
1 Â½ inch 3ring viewbinder 
Pencils & calculator 
Third Edition 
Dividers 
Composition Notebook 
(CMP3) 

Lined paper 
Grading Policy
How your grade is calculated: 75% Assessments and 25% Assignments
 Assessments: ItÃs all about showing what you know. Assessments can be formal, like a test or quiz, or informal, like an exit slip or in class assignment.
 Assignments: This work is done in class or at home toward the acquisition of new skills.
 Homework: There is assignment for each investigation that could be counted as either an assessment, an assignment, or simply as credit for completion. Do your best every time!
Scope and Sequence
Our textbook is actually 7 small books which have been specifically designed to address the Common Core State Standards for Math. Each book focuses on a different mathematical topic or unit. Inside, each unit is divided up into 35 investigations. Additional information can be found at http://connectedmath.msu.edu. A link to a site for parent information can be found there.
CMP3 Scope and Sequence Ã± Math 6
Prime Time Factors and Multiples 
Comparing Bits and Pieces Ratios, Rational Numbers, & Equivalence 
 Will breaking a number into factors help me solve the problem?
 What common factors and common multiples do the numbers have?
 What do the factors and multiples of the numbers tell me about the situation?
 When might it be useful to write a number in factored form or as a sum?
 How are rectangles connected to the Distributive Property?

 What models or diagrams might be helpful in understanding the situation and the relationships among quantities?
 Is this a comparison situation? If so, do I use ratios or subtraction?
 What strategies can I use to find equivalent forms of these fractions, decimals, ratios, or percents?
 What strategies can I use to compare or order a set of fractions, decimals, and percents?
 What strategies can I use to reason about numbers greater than or less than 0?
 How can I use unit rates or rate tables to make comparisons?

Understanding Fraction Operations 
Covering and Surrounding TwoDimensional Measurements 
 What models or diagrams might be helpful in understanding the problem situation and the relationships among quantities?
 What models or diagrams might help you decide which operation is useful in solving a problem?
 What is a reasonable estimate for the answer?

 What attributes of a shape are important to measure?
 Is an exact answer required?
 How do I recognize whether area or perimeter of a figure is involved?
 What am I looking for when I find area? Perimeter?
 What relationships involving area, perimeter, or both, will help solve the problem?
 How can I determine the surface area of a prism from a net or 3dimensional representation of the prism?
 What is the difference between area and surface area?

Computing With Decimals and Percents 
Variables and Patterns Focus on Algebra 
 Which operations on decimals or percents will help in solving this problem?
 What algorithms will help with the calculations?
 About how much will the sum, difference, product, or quotient be?
 What do the decimals and/or percents in the problem tell me about the situation?

 What are the variables in the problem?
 Which variables depend on or change in relation to others?
 How can I use a table, graph, equation, or inequality to represent and analyze a relationship between variables?

Statistics and Data Analysis 

 What question is being investigated to collect these data?
 How might I organize the data?
 What statistical measures will help describe the distribution of data?
 What will these statistical measures tell me about the distribution of the data?
 How can I use graphs and statistics to report an answer to my original question?


 District 65 –Math 6 Syllabus
 Teacher: Jena Barber
 Email: barberj@district65.net
 Room: 202A
 Website: http://chute.district65.net/teachers/barberj/
 Phone: (847) 8598616 *Phone rings before 8 am & after 3:35 pm, voicemail during school day*


 The Chute Choice in Ms. Barber’s Class
 Be Responsible
 Be Respectful
 Be Successful
 Be on time and in your seat
 Wait your turn to speak
 Stay on task
 Be prepared
 Work well together
 Stay positive

 Course Expectations
 This course is problembased, which means that students will do a lot of exploring,conjecturing, reasoning, and communicating mathematics while workingpredominantly in small groups.
 Class Materials
 Everyday I need to come to class with…
 Textbook
 Provided by School
 My Own
 Connected Mathematics Project,
 1 ½ inch 3ring binder
 Pencils & calculator
 Second Edition
 Dividers
 Spiral Graph Notebook
 (CMP2)

 Lined paper

 Grading Policy
 How your grade is calculated: 75% Assessments and 25% Assignments
 Assessments: It’s all about showing what youknow. Assessments can be formal,like a test or quiz, or informal, like an exit slip or in class assignment.
  Assignments: Thiscan be work done in class or at home.
 Homework: There is assignmentfor each investigation that could be counted as eitheran assessment, an assignment, or simply as credit for completion. Do your best every time!
 Scope and Sequence
 Our textbook is actually 8 small books. Each book focuses on a differentmathematical topic or unit. Inside, each unit is divided up into 35 investigations. Additional information can be found at [ http://connectedmath.msu.edu ]http://connectedmath.msu.edu. A link to a site for parent informationcan be found there.
 CMP2 Scope and Sequence – Math 6
 While working through investigations, students will be askedto think about these questions:
 Prime Time
 Factors and Multiples
 Bits and Pieces I
 Understanding Fractions, Decimals, & Percents
 · Will breaking a number into factors help me solve the problem?
 · What relationships are revealed by doing that?
 · What do the factors and multiples of the numbers tell me about the situation?
 · How can I find the factors of the numbers?
 · How can I find the multiples
 · What common factors and common multiples do the numbers have?
 · When do we need to consider amounts that do not represent whole numbers?
 · How can we represent parts of a whole?
 · Why can there be different fraction names for the same quantity?
 · How can we tell which of two fraction is greater?
 · What are some situations in which fractions are commonly used?
 · When is a decimal name for a fraction quantity useful?
 · How can we change a fraction name to the equivalent decimal name?
 · Why are fractions with a denominator of 100 useful?
 · How is a percent like a fraction?
 · What techniques can be used to find fraction, decimal, or percent names for the same quantity?
 Shapes and Designs
 TwoDimensional Geometry
 Bits and Pieces II
 Understanding Fraction Operations
 · What kinds of shapes/polygons will cover a flat surface?
 · What do these shapes have in common?
 · How do simple polygons work together to make more complex shapes?
 · How can angle measures be estimated?
 · How much accuracy is needed in measuring angles?
 · What kinds of models can be used to show computation with fractions?
 · Will the strategies and algorithms we have developed apply to all fractional quantities?
 · What do whole number operations reveal about the meaning of operations with fractions?
 · Do results from algorithms support those found with the models?
 · How can estimation help in this situation?
 Covering and Surrounding
 TwoDimensional Measurement
 Bits and Pieces III
 Computing with Decimals and Percents
 · How do I know whether area or perimeter of a figure is involved?
 · What attributes of a shape are important to measure?
 · What am I finding when I find area and when I find perimeter?
 · What relationships involving area or perimeter, or both, will help solve the problem?
 · How can I find area & perimeter of an irregular shape?
 · Is an exact answer required?
 · What is the whole (unit) in this situation?
 · How big are the numbers in this problem?
 · About how large will the sum (difference, product, or quotient) be?
 · How do these decimals compare to fractions that I know?
 · Why are percents useful in this problem?
 How Likely is It?
 Understanding Probability
 Data About Us
 Statistics
 · What are the possible outcomes that can occur for the events in this situation?
 · How could I determine the experimental probability of each of the outcomes?
 · Is it possible to determine the theoretical probability of each of the outcomes?
 · If so, what are these probabilities?
 · How can I use the probabilities I have found to answer questions or make decisions about this situation?
 · What is the question being asked?
 · How do I want to organize the data?
 · Which representation is best for analyzing the distribution of the data?
 · Do I want to determine a measure of center or the range of the data? If so, which statistic do I want to use and what will it tell me about the distribution of the data?
 · How can I use graphs and statistics to describe a data distribution or to compare two data distributions in order to answer my original question?




 