Sixth Grade Math
Robert Didycz, Teacher
Items for grading fall under five major categories:
Team Problem Solving (10%)
All assignments are posted in class, and must be recorded in agendas. Assignment grades are based on the following:
- Following directions
- Handing in on time
Students will complete daily “bellringers” which are warm-up assignments completed during the first several minutes of class. Each student will earn 2 points for participating appropriately in the bellringer activity, or lose two points if he or she chooses not to participate (by not following the bellringer rules). The sum of the bellringers will be added or subtracted from the assignment grade for daily written assignments completed both in and out of class. It has been my experience that students participate well and add many bonus points to their assignment grade through bellringers!
Some bellringers will be scored in part based upon accuracy of solutions.
The notebook will be made up of all of the notebook entries recorded or received as photocopies in class. Notebook entries have a star and a number on top of the page to assist with organization. Absent students are required to copy the notes from a homework buddy or ask me for a copy IMMEDIATELY upon returning to school. NOTEBOOK ENTRIES MUST BE KEPT FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, AND BEYOND!
Tests & Quizzes
Tests and quizzes will include problems that serve as preparation for DCAS. Quizzes and tests may include multiple choice questions, short answer problems, or extended response items scored using rubrics. Rubric scores will be converted to percentages for the individual items as well as for the report card.
Team Problem Solving
Teams of students will be required to solve problems collaboratively. A score will be given based upon the team’s quality of discussion and mathematical content of solutions.
Students may receive over 100% for distinguished work in any category. The overall grade may also be increased due to completed assigned extra credit activities.