Ms. Alicia Scofield

6th Grade Homeroom & Religion, 6th-8th Grade Math
Welcome to Middle School Math! I am very excited to be helping students grow as mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
Email  scofield@ndvsf.org

What's Happening in 6th Grade

6th & 2nd Little Buddies

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The 6th Graders met up with their 2nd Grade Little Buddies on the yard for games last week!

6th Grade Bible Study

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Our 6th Graders are beginning the year by studying the Bible. Before we begin with the Creation Story in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, the 6th Graders worked on understanding the structure of the Bible with a digital scavenger hunt.

Curriculum

6th Grade Religion

Sixth-grade students study the Bible and explore the readings of the Old Testament while connecting the meaning of the stories to their own lives. Sixth graders discuss Jesus and his life, as well as the meaning of the Liturgical Year. Religion class is a mixture of journal reflections, group projects, assessments to check for understanding, and participation in class discussions. Students also show on a daily basis that they are living out Jesus' message by working hard to be kind and compassionate to one another.

Grading

  • 10% Participation
  • 25% Daily Assignments
  • 65% Assessments/Projects

Textbook

            We Believe: We Are God's People

Prayers

            Sixth Graders continue to practice the prayers learned in K-5th Grade, as well as write their own original prayers. We also compare and contrast the Nicene and Apostle's Creeds, examine the Magnificat and the Canticle of Zechariah, and focus on the Rosary during October and May.

Archdiocese of San Francisco Religion Guidelines

6th Grade Math

Sixth-grade students focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number and to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; 930 writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

Middle school students work to develop their use of the Mathematical Practices throughout the year. These 8 practices are: (1) Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, (2) Reason abstractly and quantitatively, (3) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, (4) Model with mathematics, (5) Use appropriate tools strategically, (6) Attend to precision, (7) Look for and make use of structure, (8) Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Yearlong Outline of Modules (Units)

  1. Ratios and Unit Rates
  2. Arithmetic Operations Including Division of Fractions
  3. Rational Numbers
  4. Expressions and Equations
  5. Geometry: Area, Surface Area, and Volume
  6. Statistics

Grading

  • 10% Participation
  • 25% Daily Assignments
  • 65% Assessments/Projects

Textbook

Eureka Math: A Story of Ratios

California Common Core Mathematics Standards

7th Grade Math

Seventh-grade students focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.

Middle school students work to develop their use of the Mathematical Practices throughout the year. These 8 practices are: (1) Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, (2) Reason abstractly and quantitatively, (3) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, (4) Model with mathematics, (5) Use appropriate tools strategically, (6) Attend to precision, (7) Look for and make use of structure, (8) Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Yearlong Outline of Modules (Units)

  1. Ratios and Proportional Relationships
  2. Rational Numbers
  3. Expressions and Equations
  4. Percent and Proportional Relationships
  5. Statistics and Probability
  6. Geometry

Grading

  • 10% Participation
  • 25% Daily Assignments
  • 65% Assessments/Projects

Textbook

Eureka Math: A Story of Ratios

California Common Core Mathematics Standards

8th Grade Math

Eighth-grade students focus on three critical areas: (1) formulating and reasoning about expressions and equations, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equations and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem.

Middle school students work to develop their use of the Mathematical Practices throughout the year. These 8 practices are: (1) Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, (2) Reason abstractly and quantitatively, (3) Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, (4) Model with mathematics, (5) Use appropriate tools strategically, (6) Attend to precision, (7) Look for and make use of structure, (8) Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Yearlong Outline of Modules (Units)

  1. Integer Exponents and Scientific Notation
  2. The Concept of Congruence
  3. Similarity
  4. Linear Equations
  5. Examples of Functions from Geometry
  6. Linear Functions
  7. Introduction of Irrational Numbers Using Geometry

Grading

  • 10% Participation
  • 25% Daily Assignments
  • 65% Assessments/Projects

Textbook

Eureka Math: A Story of Ratios

California Common Core Mathematics Standards

Class Projects

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Homework

Homework is assigned in middle school on a regular basis, to reinforce material taught in class, prepare for the next day's lesson, and to foster independent study habits. Middle school students should spend roughly 90-120 minutes on homework each night. It may vary with each child and throughout the year, so proper time management is crucial. If your child is spending excessive amounts of time on homework regularly, please contact his or her teacher.

NDV Middle School Nightly Homework

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