Monthly Class Update
December
Math
This month in math we will be extending the number line! We will explore the world of integers and rational numbers. What this means is we will be talking about negative and positive numbers and what these can represent in realworld situations, such as elevation or temperature. We will be using robotics to simulate a number line, helping us conceptualize the idea of absolute value and the location of integers. Not only will be extending the number line to the left, we will be taking a deeper dive into the numbers inbetween integers; fractions! As a class we will explore the equivalences between fractions and decimals and see how they both are used to solve problems and represent quantities. These concepts will continue using the idea of equivalent ratios and will lead soon into percentages.
As for upcoming topics, sixth grade students are to be fluent in dividing, multiplying, subtracting, and adding decimals and fractions. These skills are vital to move on to algebra the rest of middle school math. A great resource to practice our skills in performing operations with decimals would be Mathletics. You can go to the section that says number system and find an activity relating to this and practice at home.
Robotics
In Robotics this month we will be continuing to explore different types of sensors, such as the light and gyro sensor. We will also begin little more complicated coding with the robots. We will learn how to properly use conditional statements to make the bot make decisions based on its environment. The next big challenge is to program the bot to turn on automatic lights, when it goes through a dark tunnel follow a black line around the room using the light sensors.
Math
This month in math we will be extending the number line! We will explore the world of integers and rational numbers. What this means is we will be talking about negative and positive numbers and what these can represent in realworld situations, such as elevation or temperature. We will be using robotics to simulate a number line, helping us conceptualize the idea of absolute value and the location of integers. Not only will be extending the number line to the left, we will be taking a deeper dive into the numbers inbetween integers; fractions! As a class we will explore the equivalences between fractions and decimals and see how they both are used to solve problems and represent quantities. These concepts will continue using the idea of equivalent ratios and will lead soon into percentages.
As for upcoming topics, sixth grade students are to be fluent in dividing, multiplying, subtracting, and adding decimals and fractions. These skills are vital to move on to algebra the rest of middle school math. A great resource to practice our skills in performing operations with decimals would be Mathletics. You can go to the section that says number system and find an activity relating to this and practice at home.
Robotics
In Robotics this month we will be continuing to explore different types of sensors, such as the light and gyro sensor. We will also begin little more complicated coding with the robots. We will learn how to properly use conditional statements to make the bot make decisions based on its environment. The next big challenge is to program the bot to turn on automatic lights, when it goes through a dark tunnel follow a black line around the room using the light sensors.

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Homework
In this section I will be posting the homework for each class. Students will be expected to complete each homework assignment each night neatly and at a high level. Any homework that is assigned in the textbook should be done on looseleaf. I will be checking homework everyday using the 2point rubric that is in the student handbook.
Homework
Monday, December 18th
Unit Rates Homework
Friday, December 15th
Unit Rates Worksheet
Wednesday, December 13th
Complete up to number 4 on the Show Me The Money Activity. DO NOT MOVE ON TO THE REST OF THE PACKET.
Tuesday, December 12th
Finish Rates, Rates, Unit Rates Packet
Monday, December 11th
Complete packet up to number 5 in the extension section.
Friday, December 8th
Complete Mathletics Assignment
Wednesday, December 6th
Mathletics assignment on division
Complete packet from Tuesday
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
Complete Problem 1, 2, and 3 from today's packet.
Monday, December 18th
Unit Rates Homework
Friday, December 15th
Unit Rates Worksheet
Wednesday, December 13th
Complete up to number 4 on the Show Me The Money Activity. DO NOT MOVE ON TO THE REST OF THE PACKET.
Tuesday, December 12th
Finish Rates, Rates, Unit Rates Packet
Monday, December 11th
Complete packet up to number 5 in the extension section.
Friday, December 8th
Complete Mathletics Assignment
Wednesday, December 6th
Mathletics assignment on division
Complete packet from Tuesday
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
Complete Problem 1, 2, and 3 from today's packet.
Upcoming Assessments
Test on ratios, rates and unit rates on Wednesday, December 20th
Homework
In this section I will be posting the homework for each class. Students will be expected to complete each homework assignment each night neatly and at a high level. Any homework that is assigned in the textbook should be done on looseleaf. I will be checking homework everyday using the 2point rubric that is in the student handbook.
Homework
Monday, December 18th
Unit Rates Worksheet
Friday, December 15th
Complete Lab
Thursday, December 14th
Rates Worksheet
Tuesday, December 12th
Complete up to question 4 (chart included)
Monday, December 11th
Complete Problem Set
Friday, December 8th
Complete Packet
Thursday, December 7th
CBP pg. 5254 #16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
Mathletics Assignment
Monday, December 18th
Unit Rates Worksheet
Friday, December 15th
Complete Lab
Thursday, December 14th
Rates Worksheet
Tuesday, December 12th
Complete up to question 4 (chart included)
Monday, December 11th
Complete Problem Set
Friday, December 8th
Complete Packet
Thursday, December 7th
CBP pg. 5254 #16, 17, 18, 23, 24
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
Mathletics Assignment
Upcoming Assessments
Test, Friday, December 22nd on ratios, rates, and unit rates
Past Homeworks
homework_602.docx  
File Size:  20 kb 
File Type:  docx 
Homework
In this section I will be posting the homework for each class. Students will be expected to complete each homework assignment each night neatly and at a high level. Any homework that is assigned in the textbook should be done on looseleaf. I will be checking homework everyday using the 2point rubric that is in the student handbook.
Homework
Monday, December 18th
pg. 86 #2940
Friday, December 15th
Finish packet
Thursday, December 14th
pg. 8384 #1619, 23
Wednesday, December 13th
pg. 82 #14
Tuesday, December 12th
Pg.82 #512
Monday, December 11th
Complete the tasks from class and complete the worksheet (if you were given it)
Friday, December 8th
If you would like to complete the assignment again click on the link below:
https://www.codesters.com/curriculum/hourofcode2017/The+Coordinate+Plane/1/
On Looseleaf answer the following questions:
1. What does (5,2) represent?
2. What is the origin ?
3. Sketch(draw) the coordinate plane.
4. What is a coordinate pair? How must it be written?
5. What id you find interesting about the day's lesson?
6. How was your experience coding using the language Python?
Thursday, December 7th
Mathletics Assignment  Divide Decimal by a whole
Wednesday, December 6th
Mathletics assignment on unit rates
Complete up to number 5 on today's packet
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
pg. 5254 #16, 17, 18 , 19, 23, 24
Monday, December 18th
pg. 86 #2940
Friday, December 15th
Finish packet
Thursday, December 14th
pg. 8384 #1619, 23
Wednesday, December 13th
pg. 82 #14
Tuesday, December 12th
Pg.82 #512
Monday, December 11th
Complete the tasks from class and complete the worksheet (if you were given it)
Friday, December 8th
If you would like to complete the assignment again click on the link below:
https://www.codesters.com/curriculum/hourofcode2017/The+Coordinate+Plane/1/
On Looseleaf answer the following questions:
1. What does (5,2) represent?
2. What is the origin ?
3. Sketch(draw) the coordinate plane.
4. What is a coordinate pair? How must it be written?
5. What id you find interesting about the day's lesson?
6. How was your experience coding using the language Python?
Thursday, December 7th
Mathletics Assignment  Divide Decimal by a whole
Wednesday, December 6th
Mathletics assignment on unit rates
Complete up to number 5 on today's packet
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
pg. 5254 #16, 17, 18 , 19, 23, 24
Upcoming Assessments
Test on Thursday, December 21st on ratios, rates, and unit rates
Past Homeworks
homework_603.docx  
File Size:  16 kb 
File Type:  docx 
Homework
In this section I will be posting the homework for each class. Students will be expected to complete each homework assignment each night neatly and at a high level. Any homework that is assigned in the textbook should be done on looseleaf. I will be checking homework everyday using the 2point rubric that is in the student handbook.
Homework
Monday, December 18th
Unit Rates Worksheet
Thursday, December 14th
pg. 82 #112
Wednesday, December 13th
Complete Worksheet
Tuesday, December 12th
Mathletics
Monday, December 11th
Complete up to number 4 in the Show Me the Money Packet
Thursday, December 7th
Complete the Problem Set from today's packet
Wednesday, December 6th
Complete Rates, Rates, and Unit Rate Lab
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
Long division worksheet
Monday, December 18th
Unit Rates Worksheet
Thursday, December 14th
pg. 82 #112
Wednesday, December 13th
Complete Worksheet
Tuesday, December 12th
Mathletics
Monday, December 11th
Complete up to number 4 in the Show Me the Money Packet
Thursday, December 7th
Complete the Problem Set from today's packet
Wednesday, December 6th
Complete Rates, Rates, and Unit Rate Lab
Tuesday, December 5th
Complete Problem Set
Monday, December 4th
Long division worksheet
Upcoming Assessments
Test, Thursday December 21st on Ratios, Rates, Unit Rates
Homework
Upcoming Assessments
Class Documents
base_bot_build_.pdf  
File Size:  3185 kb 
File Type: 
sensors.pptx  
File Size:  4793 kb 
File Type:  pptx 
loops_and_switches.pptx  
File Size:  55 kb 
File Type:  pptx 
one.ev3  
File Size:  3 kb 
File Type:  ev3 
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Contact
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me through email at JFava@schools.nyc.gov