Math Bridge (Grade 6) – ALMOST FULL
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Math Bridge (Grade 6) – ALMOST FULL

This course is ALMOST FULL.

This course is a comprehensive sixth grade mathematics course. Our goal at every level is to provide the practice and skill acquisition necessary to be successful in the next sequence/grade level of mathematics. 

This course represents a bridge from elementary math to junior high math building on the basic operation skills and use of fractions and decimals. Topics covered in this course include number properties, multiplication and division of fractions and decimals, ratios, rates, percents, algebraic expressions, area, surface area, volume, integers, number lines, the coordinate plane, statistical measures, and data displays.  While students will learn the “step-by-step” methods for these skills, they will also be given real world math problems and use reasoning & logic to solve problems. While these sound like “big topics,” the material is sequenced and presented in a simple and clear way, and the teacher’s instruction will help your student gain mastery and confidence. This course will prepare students well for higher levels of math.

All Excelsior math instructors will be utilizing Big Ideas Math curriculum written by Ron Larson, Ph.D. and Laurie Boswell, Ed.D.  This material will prepare students for upper level and college math classes. Students will have access to a digital platform that has many tools to facilitate learning. The material Excelsior Classes math classes will use is not common core aligned.

Parents and students can expect weekly homework assignments, weekly quizzes, chapter tests, and cumulative fall and spring semester tests.  There will also be two or three math projects that allow students to use their creativity to show mastery of a concept.

Please see this video for more about Excelsior Classes math courses and why you should choose us for your math education.

This class meets twice per week. Each meeting is 60 minutes. Regular, live attendance is strongly advised. Recordings are available if a class is missed or there is a conflict with another course. Students should watch the recording as soon as possible.

 

There is no placement exam requirement in order to register for this math class, but the teacher can provide placement advice.

 

Generally, students entering Math Bridge should be comfortable working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division within multi-digit whole numbers and decimals. They should be comfortable finding factors, multiples, and equivalent fractions. You may email the teacher at dianestum@excelsiorclasses.com with questions about placement.

 

Additionally, we do have a readiness assessment available to you to assist in discerning best placement if you would like such information and verificaiton. This document contains instructions for the assessment, and the actual  assessment is here.  Email the results to the teacher at dianestum@excelsiorclasses.com, and she will provide you with placement advice.

 

Special Note: As in all Excelsior Classes courses, math class instruction is tied to the curated syllabus, and the teacher will teach to the syllabus and not to a particular skill set of a student. In other words, the teacher cannot sacrifice content and expectations overall for an individual student as we need to stay in alignment with educational goals, class participant expectations, and NCAA approval of our courses.

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Generally, students entering Math Bridge should be comfortable working with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division within multi-digit whole numbers and decimals. They should be comfortable finding factors, multiples, and equivalent fractions. You may email the teacher at dianestum@excelsiorclasses.com with questions about placement.

Students also must complete training on the digital mathematics platform prior to beginning class.

Purchase instructions will be provided in June.

Big Ideas Math – Modeling Real Life Grade 6 – Larson & Boswell – Samples may be viewed here and here.

Ebook – required (approximately $30.00) – Link for purchase will be sent out August 1. Excelsior Classes distributes the licenses for digital access.

Printed book – optional (approximately $86) – Link for purchase will be sent out in July. The publisher ships these books.

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