Sample Lesson (6)

6th Grade Math

Lesson Objectives

To review the most crucial skills from 6th grade math and learn how to keep from losing those skills over the summer break.

Total Lesson Time

90 minutes

Introduction

3 minutes

Greg Bennett banjo featured in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)
Yeah… I’m not that cool of a teacher, but I do have some things for you to do this summer, and they are IMPORTANT!
Summer Slide

Instruction

27 minutes


Let’s review the really important skills you should have mastered this year. Follow the links for mini reviews of what you’ve learned.

Multiplication Memorization (and why it's not so hard)
Two Fractions -- song parody
Operation: Decimal Operations
Integer Addition & Subtraction Music Video MC Santi
Algebra Basics: Solving Basic Equations Part 1 - Math Antics

Activities

40 minutes



Do 5 problems each of these top 5 skills in IXL to practice! (Paper/pencil practice pages were included in your eLearning Day packet if you prefer to work offline or need to.)

Preventing Summer Slide

What can you do this summer to prevent the summer slide? Click here to here to find out!

Options for Summer Math Practice - Here are some great suggestions for things you can do this summer to keep your skill sharp. Spend some time checking them out and thinking about which one would be a good choice for you this summer.

  • Practice Makes Perfect!

    • Xtra Math - Great site that gives you just a little practice at a time to build your math fact skills

    • IXL - You have access to your account all summer long!

  • Math Games - There are tons of great math game sites. Keep your skills sharp with play!

  • Math Projects - Find answers to some very interesting questions! You’ll need math to do it!

  • Offline Practice - Get a summer math worksheet packet from me or print your own sheets from this site: http://www.education.com/worksheets/middle-school/math/


How much practice do you need?

Just 15 minutes 3 times per week will help you keep your math skills sharp!

Assessment

20 minutes

Lesson Checklist

You are finished with this lesson when you have completed the following:


  • Watch Intro videos (2)
  • Watch Review videos (5)
  • 5 problems on each IXL skill (5)
  • Read Preventing Summer Slide
  • Take the Assessment Quiz