# Sigma Math Update

### Math 6 and Challenge Math

## Test Preparation Ideas

It is not uncommon for sixth graders to struggle with how to study for math tests. I encourage my students to do several things to help prepare them for assessments. The following ideas have been shared in class with the students: correct the mistakes made on daily homework assignments, look at the completed examples in the textbook, solve sample problems, study notes, go to classzone.com and other websites, seek out help during GSP, and ask questions.

## Retake Policy

## Procedures

Students are given a one-week window to retake a test or quiz. In order to retake, students need to bring in their original test or quiz to go over their errors with me. I will assign them some practice problems to complete. If they show understanding on the practice problems, they can retake the test. It is important for them to remember that it requires a minimum of two days to take care of the requirements and to retest. The score from the retake will replace the original score.

## Fraction Nation

Fraction Nation is a program that teaches and reinforces fraction concepts. Students independently work through units and are tested after each lesson. This program can be accessed from home. From the Beadle homepage, select student links, Scholastic, SAMS home version.

## FASTT Math

All students benefit from knowing their multiplication facts. Using FASTT Math is a fun, interactive way to help students memorize their multiplication facts from 0-12. This can be accessed from home. From the Beadle homepage, select student links, Scholastic, SAMS home version.