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1 Welcome to Back to School Night Connections-Lynn Bowers Find your child’s roster Look for classroom number B or C Activities for the week Enjoy the evening!

2 Back To School Night 2013 Lynn Bowers 6 th Grade Math Teacher Co-Department Chair

3 Contact Information Best way to contact me is through Phone number ext 7232

4 Mark your calendars!!! SHMS Math Night Learn more about the Math in Focus Program Wednesday, September 25th 7:00pm Auditorium

5 Register for Math Night

6 Parent blast Welcome – to all classes Hotmail Accounts – issues? Monthly Updates – for individual classes Hallway – to fix accounts Stress – UGH!!!! - Sleep

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10 Classroom Routine Write HW in agenda book Warm Up Check HW Begin CW Baskets Work Station Missing Class

11 Classroom Supplies 3 Ring Binder (1”-2”) Dividers Loose leaf and Graph Paper Covered Textbook Pencil Pouch that includes pencils, erasers, and a basic four function calculator

12 SHMS 6 th grade Grading Policy Tests: 40% Quizzes: 30% (both announced and unannounced) Homework: 15% Homework is given typically Monday-Thursday night. Sometimes it is checked for completion and other times checked for accuracy. Homework questions will be addressed in class if students had a problem with their assignment. Other: 15%

13 Homework For information on homework or upcoming assignments, my website is updated daily. However, all assignments are written on the board in the classroom, and is expected to be in your agenda before leaving the room.

14 Need Help? We are available for help after school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the 8 th grade honors students as well as high school tutors are available in room C232(Mrs. Bowers) for additional support.

15 Additional Information Portal Tissues – Thank you! Donations: Cleaners/Wipes/Soap

16 Thank you for coming!! Enjoy your evening! Looking forward to a wonderful year!!

17 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Focus – Move away from “mile wide, inch deep” curricula; Narrow scope of content Coherence – Build on solid conceptual understanding; Think across grades & link to major topics within grade Rigor – Conceptual understanding; Procedural skills & fluency; Problem solving

18 Mathematical Practices 1.Make sense of problems & persevere in solving them 2.Reason abstractly & quantitatively 3.Construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others 4.Model with mathematics 5.Use appropriate tools strategically 6.Attend to precision 7.Look for & make use of structure 8.Look for & express regularity in repeated reasoning

19 SHMS Math Mission Statement The mission of the SHMS mathematics program is to: 1.Inspire intellectual curiosity and aesthetic appreciation of mathematics as a body of knowledge 2.Promote critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve real world problems 3.Develop computational fluency and understanding of mathematical algorithms in order to apply known facts to unknown situations 4.Encourage students to be active participants in a life-long learning process as independent thinkers

20 Problem Solving in Math in Focus


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