Mrs. Antley's Math 6 News

Vol. I: Sept. 22, 2014

Math 6 News

We began our study of Chapter 4: Multiply and Divide Fractions on last Friday. In this chapter, students will learn how to find the prime factorization of a number, find the greatest common factor, simplify fractions, and multiply/divide fractions and mixed numbers.

Tentative quiz and test dates for Chapter 4 are:

9/25 – Quiz: Prime Factorization, Greatest Common Factor (GCF), Simplifying Fractions

10/7 – Quiz 4-2 ~ 4-5

10/15 – Quiz 4-6 ~ 4-8

10/15 – Checking Account Project due

10/17 – Chapter 4 Test

Antley Folders Coming Home

We finished Chapter 3: Compute with Multi-Digit Numbers on Thursday. Graded chapter tests were returned today in each child’s Antley Folder. Please sign the test as well as the assessment sheet insert stapled to the folder and return all via your student by the following school day. I will then file each student’s folder and will have on hand should we need to review during the school term.

Checking Account Project ~ Due October 15

The checklist with point values is on the left. In addition, students have a pink copy of the checklist along with the project. The students received the project on Wednesday, September 17th and have 4 weeks to complete the project. It is due on Wednesday, October 15th. Parent, please look over the project once your child is finished before they turn it in to me. It does count as a test grade.

Online Textbook

Our textbook is available online. The website is: Each student has a unique username and the password is eagles6. I have asked the students to write down the website address, along with their username and password in the front of their agendas. In addition to the textbook pages, the site offers self-check quizzes, chapter tests, extra practice worksheets for each lesson, video tutorials, and virtual manipulatives. The site is also listed on my webpage under ‘Online Math Textbook’ on the left column.

Text Reminders

To receive text message reminders, simply text (360) 746-0615 with the message @cpmat. Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private. You may choose to opt out at anytime by messaging ‘stop’ to the above number.

Extra Help

Extra help is available daily from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. in the computer lab by the media center. I am also available in my classroom Monday, Wednesday - Friday from 7:50 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. Students will need to get a pass from me in order to come to my room for early morning help. If I am unavailable on the above days, I will do my best to place a sign outside my classroom notifying students.