Grade 6 Norwayne Math


Math Syllabus


Instructor Email


Jennifer Davis

M-W (8:30-9:30 am)

Carie Reese

M-W (8:30-9:30 am)

Darlene Smith

M-W (8:30-9:30 am)

Dorie Turnage

M-W (8:30-9:30 am)



Course Description

In Grade 6, instructional time will focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.


Topics to be covered

Sixth grade students will be required to complete subject matter related to the NC Standard Course of Study performance standards.  For further information regarding our standards please refer to the following website:



  •       The percentages indicate each standards’ representation on the EOG.

1st 9 Weeks

  • Whole Number Operations
  • Add/Subtract/Multiply Divide Decimals
  • The Distributive Property
  • Write and Evaluate Expressions
  • Power of Exponents
  • Order of Operations
  • Properties of Operation
  • Write Equations with 1 Variable using all operations
  • Identify Dependent/Independent Variables

*Standards: Number System (27-32%)

Expressions/Equations (27-32%)

2nd 9 Weeks

  • Prime Factorization
  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Equivalent Expressions
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Equivalent Decimals to Fractions
  • Comparing and Ordering Fractions
  • Fraction Operations: Add/Subtract/Multiple/Divide




*Standards: Number System (27-32%)

Expressions/Equations (27-32%)


3rd 9 Weeks

  • Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
  • Outliers
  • Mean Absolute Deviation
  • Line Plots, Frequency Tables and Histograms
  • Box N Whisker Plots
  • Ratios and Unit Rates
  • Proportions
  • Percents, Percent of a Number
  • Percents, Decimals, Fractions


*Standards: Statistics/Probability (7-12%)

Ratios/Proportions (12-17%)



4th 9 Weeks

  • Measurement Units
  • Area of 2-D Figures
  • Area of Composite Figures
  • Volume of Prisms
  • Surface Area of Prisms
  • Integers and Absolute Value
  • Coordinate Plane
  • Transformations
  • Tables and Functions
  • Inequalities


*Standards: Number System (27-32%)

Expressions/Equations (27-32%)

Statistics/Probability (7-12%)

Ratios/Proportions (12-17%)

Geometry (12-17%)


Student Evaluation   

Student Work

Percent of Grade












 Grading Scale:

A                                           100-90                                Consistently exceeds grade level proficiency

B                                           89-80                                  Exceeds grade level Proficiency

C                                           79-70                                   Moderately Proficient

D                                           69 -60                                  Minimally Proficient

F                                             59 and below                      Not Proficient


Basic Math Supplies (Each class has individual needs)

  • Binder
  • Math Composition Book
  • Math Workbook
  • Notebook Paper
  • Pencils



 2017-2018 Assessment Schedule


Assessment Range

(grading period)


August 28-October 26

Benchmark 1/STAR

October 30-January 12

Benchmark 2/STAR

January 17-March 22

Benchmark 3/STAR

March 23-June 7

NC End of Grade Test administrations


*Progress monitoring of students occurs on a quarterly basis.

*Unit tests are administered upon completion of the unit.

Academic Honor Code

•All material submitted by a student must be the student’s original work. Refer to the Wayne County Public School Student Code of Conduct for consequences.

Policies Procedures and Expectations:

Assignments:  All assignments are due on the due date. If an emergency arises preventing the deliverance of your assignment, bring me a note from home and we will discuss possibilities.

Missed Assignments:  It is the responsibility of the student to retrieve missed assignments.  Students have 5 days to complete missed assignments due to an Excused Absence.

Standards of acceptable work

 All submitted work should be completed on loose-leaf paper in blue/black ink or pencil when necessary.   All students must use neat handwriting for all assignments. 

Class Preparedness

 As students enter the classroom, they are expected to go to their assigned areas, prepare desk with required materials, sharpen pencils immediately, and begin working on their assignment which will be posted on the board.


Class Dismissal

 The ringing of the bell at the end of the period only suggests the ending of the class period.  Students remain seated until the instructor dismisses the class.


Cell Phone Policy

 Cell phones are not to be seen or heard during the school day.  If it is in use, it will be confiscated and turned in to the office until a parent picks it up.

Bathroom/Locker Breaks

Breaks will be in accordance with the appointed bathroom and locker break schedules.

Academic and Behavioral Expectations

•  Students will follow the guidelines outlined in the student handbook.

•  Timely entrance to class is expected, as well as consistent attendance.

•  Students will respect themselves, their instructor, and classmates in their behavior and conversation.

•  Students will use kind words that help and uplift when speaking to others.

•  Students will come to class prepared every day with their focus on learning and being an asset to the classroom        


•  Students will come to class prepared every day with all required materials. 

•  Students will behave in a manner to facilitate the clear exchange of all thoughts and ideas.

•  Students will remain in their seats until permission is given.

•  Students will maintain appropriate sound levels for all class activities.

•  Students will give their best effort on all assignments.

•  Students will eat during lunch.

•  Students will use appropriate language in the classroom.

•  Students will ask logical questions when they do not understand to maximize their level of success.

•  Students will only attend to that particular subject’s classroom activities while they are in class.

Failure to meet team, school, district, and/or state expectations include but are not limited to the following consequences:

Class Dojo is used in the 6th grade to keep track of students’ progress in achieving the character traits in our Cobra Code of Excellence.


-Each nine weeks that a student ends with at least 75% positive points, they will be able to participate in a team Dojo celebration.

Class Dojo also allows teachers and parents to track counterproductive behaviors when students do not adhere to class or school expectations in the Cobra Code of Excellence.  The following are consequences of receiving negative points Class Dojo:


-After 3 “needs work” points in one week – student receives silent lunch

-After 4 “needs work” points in one week – parent is notified

-After 5 “needs work” points in one week - parent/teacher conference held

-After 6 “needs work” points in one week – student is referred to the office 


6th Grade Math Syllabus


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