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J. Michael Lunsford Middle School Math 6 and Accelerated Math 6/7 Home of the Lions

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J. Michael Lunsford Middle School

Math 6 and Accelerated Math 6/7

Home of the Lions

Back to School Night 2012 Mr. Leshnick – Room 617

The best way to contact me:

WELCOME toBACK to SCHOOL NIGHT

Mr. Leshnick’s Schedule: “A” Day

- Block 1: Math 6
- Block 2: Math 6
- Block 3: Math 6 / 7
- Block 4: Planning

WELCOME toBACK to SCHOOL NIGHT

Mr. Leshnick’s Schedule: “B” Day

- Block 5: Math 6
- Block 6: Math 6
- Block 7: Math 6/7
- Block 8: Resource

Math 6 SOL’s - First Quarter

Properties of Real Numbers

6.19 The student will investigate and recognize

a)the identity properties for addition and multiplication;

the multiplicative property of zero; and

the inverse property for multiplication.

Sequences

6.17The student will identify and extend geometric and arithmetic sequences.

Number

6.5The student will investigate and describe concepts of positive exponents and perfect squares.

6.8The student will evaluate whole number numerical expressions, using the order of operations

6.3The student will

a)identify and represent integers;

b) order and compare integers; and

c)identify and describe absolute value of integers.

Equations and Inequalities

6.18The student will solve one-step linear equations in one variable involving whole number coefficients and positive rational solutions.

6.20The student will graph inequalities on a number line.

Math 6 SOL’s – Second Quarter

Ratios

6.1The student will describe and compare data, using ratios, and will use appropriate notations, such as , a to b, and a:b.

Rational Numbers

6.2The student will

a)investigate and describe fractions, decimals, and percents as ratios;

b)identify a given fraction, decimal, or percent from a representation;

c)demonstrate equivalent relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents; and

compare and order fractions, decimals, and percents.

Decimals

6.7The student will solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals.

Fractions

6.4The student will demonstrate multiple representations of multiplication and division of fractions.

6.6The student will

a)multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers.

estimate solutions and then solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions.

Math 6 SOL’s - Third Quarter

Measurement

6.9The student will make ballpark comparisons between measurements in the U.S. Customary System of measurement and measurements in the metric system.

Geometry

6.11The student will

a)identify the coordinates of a point in a coordinate plane; and

graph ordered pairs in a coordinate plane.

6.13The student will describe and identify properties of quadrilaterals.

6.12The student will determine congruence of segments, angles, and polygons.

6.10The student will

c)solve practical problems involving area and perimeter.

Circles

6.10The student will

a)define π (pi) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter;

solve practical problems involving circumference and area of a circle, given the diameter or radius.

Math 6 SOL’s - Fourth Quarter

Volume and Surface Area

6.10The student will

describe and determine the volume and surface area of a rectangular prism.

Probability and Statistics

6.16The student will

compare and contrast dependent and independent events; and

determine probabilities for dependent and independent events.

6.15The student will

a)describe mean as balance point; and

b)decide which measure of center is appropriate for a given purpose.

6.14The student, given a problem situation, will

a)construct circle graphs;

b)draw conclusions and make predictions, using circle graphs; and

c)compare and contrast graphs that present information from the same data set.

Lunsford is a well-equipped facility with lots of resources. Make sure to take a tour of the building if you have not already done so.

The teachers here love what they do, and it shows!

This is my seventh year teaching for Loudoun County Public Schools. Before coming to Loudoun County, I taught in northern California for 7 years. My teaching experience includes teaching grades 3, 4, and 5, as well as Math 6 and Math 6/7 (pre-algebra).

- Accelerated Math 6/7: 98.1% Pass Rate
- Math 6: 84.6% Pass Rate
Combined Pass Rate of Mr. Leshnick’s students: 90%

This is well above LCPS and state average!

I hold a B.S. degree in Economics and a Virginia Collegiate Professional Teaching License with an endorsement in middle grades math. I am a life-long learner and continue to take professional development coursework to enhance my practice.

Check out my online biography for additional information!

Math 6/7 SOL’s - First Quarter page 1

Integers and Absolute Value

6.3 The student will

a) identify and represent integers;

b) order and compare integers; and

c)identify and describe absolute value of integers.

6.11 The student will

a)identify the coordinates of a point in a coordinate plane; and

b)graph ordered pairs in a coordinate plane.

7.1The student will

e) identify and describe absolute value for rational numbers.

7.3 The student will

a) model addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers; and

b) add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers.

7.16 The student will apply the following properties of operations with real numbers:

d) the additive and multiplicative inverse properties.

Math 6/7 SOL’s - First Quarter page 2

Rational Numbers

6.4 The student will demonstrate multiple representations of multiplication and division of fractions.

6.6 The student will

multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers.

estimate solutions and then solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions.

7.16 The student will applythe following properties of operations with real numbers:

d) the additive and multiplicative inverse properties

6.2 The student will

a) investigate and describe fractions, decimals, and percents as ratios;

b) identify a given fraction, decimal, or percent from a representation;

c) demonstrate equivalent relationships among fractions, decimals, and percents;

compare and order fractions, decimals, and percents.

6.7 The student will solve single-step and multistep practical problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals.

Math 6/7 SOL’s - First Quarter page 3

Scientific Notation and Real Numbers

6.5The student will investigate and describe concepts of positive exponents and perfect squares.

7.1The student will

investigate and describe the concept of negative exponents for powers of ten;

determine scientific notation for numbers greater than zero;

compare and order fractions, decimals, percents, and numbers written in scientific notation;

determine square roots; and

e)identify and describe absolute value for rational numbers.

Math 6/7 SOL’s - First Quarter page 4

Algebraic Expressions and Order of Operations

6.8The student will evaluate whole number numerical expressions, using the order of operations

7.13The student will

write verbal expressions as algebraic expressions and sentences as equations and vice versa; and

evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.

6.19 The student will investigate and recognize

the identity properties for addition and multiplication;

the multiplicative property of zero; and

the inverse property for multiplication.

7.16The student will applythe following properties of operations with real numbers:

a)the commutative and associative properties for addition and multiplication;

b)the distributive property;

c)the additive and multiplicative identity properties;

d)the additive and multiplicative inverse properties; and

e)the multiplicative property of zero.

Math 6/7 SOL’s – Second Quarter page 1

Equations and Inequalities

6.18The student will solve one-step linear equations in one variable involving whole

coefficients and positive rational solutions.

6.20The student will graph inequalities on a number line.

7.14The student will

a) solve one- and two-step linear equations in one variable; and

solve practical problems requiring the solution of one- and two-steplinear equations.

7.15The student will

a)solve one-step inequalities in one variable; and

b)graph solutions to inequalities on the number line.

6.19 The student will investigate and recognize

a)the identity properties for addition and multiplication;

the multiplicative property of zero; and

the inverse property for multiplication.

7.16The student will applythe following properties of operations with real numbers:

a)the commutative and associative properties for addition and multiplication;

b)the distributive property;

c)the additive and multiplicative identity properties;

d)the additive and multiplicative inverse properties; and

e)the multiplicative property of zero.

Math 6/7 SOL’s – Second Quarterpage 2

Proportional Reasoning

6.1The student will describe and compare data, using ratios, and will use appropriate notations, such as , a to b, and a:b.

7.4The student will solve single-step and multistep practical problems, using proportional reasoning.

7.6The student will determine whether plane figures—quadrilaterals and triangles—are similar and write proportions to express the relationships between corresponding sides of similar figures.

Similarity

6.17The student will identify and extend geometric and arithmetic sequences.

7.2The student will describe and represent arithmetic and geometric sequences, using variable expressions.

Math 6/7 SOL’s - Third Quarter page 1

Functions

7.12The student will represent relationships with tables, graphs, rules, and words.

Geometry

7.8The student, given a polygon in the coordinate plane, will represent transformations (reflections, dilations, rotations, and translations) by graphing in the coordinate plane.

6.12The student will determine congruence of segments, angles, and polygons.

6.13The student will describe and identify properties of quadrilaterals.

7.7The student will compare and contrast the following quadrilaterals based on properties: parallelogram, rectangle, square, rhombus, and trapezoid.

Math 6/7 SOL’s - Third Quarter page 2

Measurement

6.9The student will make ballpark comparisons between measurements in the U.S. Customary System of measurement and measurements in the metric system.

6.10The student will

a)define π (pi) as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter;

b)solve practical problems involving circumference and area of a circle, given the diameter or radius;

solve practical problems involving area and perimeter.

Surface Area and Volume

6.10The student will

d)describe and determine the volume and surface area of a rectangular prism.

7.5The student will

a)describe volume and surface area of cylinders;

b)solve practical problems involving the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders.

Math 6/7 SOL’s - Fourth Quarter page 1

Probability

6.16The student will

compare and contrast dependent and independent events; and

determine probabilities for dependent and independent events.

7.9The student will investigate and describe the difference between the experimental probability and theoretical probability of an event.

7.10The student will determine the probability of compound events, using the Fundamental (Basic) Counting Principle.

Math 6/7 SOL’s - Fourth Quarter page 2

Statistics

6.15The student will

a)describe mean as balance point; and

b)decide which measure of center is appropriate for a given purpose.

6.14The student, given a problem situation, will

a)construct circle graphs;

b)draw conclusions and make predictions, using circle graphs; and

c)compare and contrast graphs that present information from the same data set.

7.11The student, given data for a practical situation, will

construct and analyze histograms; and

b)compare and contrast histograms with other types of graphs presenting information from the same data set.

Success = Hard work on the part of teachers, students, and parents.

ROAR

Students are expected to show respect, take ownership, achieve, and be responsible. What this looks like in the classroom will be reinforced throughout the year. This should help assure all students have an opportunity to excel.

The step from elementary school to middle school is HUGE – allow time for students to adjust to their new way of life.

Math class is every other day, but has content rich 90-minute blocks. Students should plan to attend everyday to maximize instruction and learning.

The students should record important dates in their agenda. Classwork and homework assignments will be posted on my web page on the L.C.P.S site.

Testing Policy

Grade BreakdownSummative Assessments 100%Retake Policy:If students get an A, B, or C on a summative assessment, they do not have to retake it. If they get a D or F on a summative assessment, they must retake it.

- Formative assessments are assessments FOR learning. These assessments take place on a frequent basis in order to help guide learning. They are graded on the following scale: Advanced Proficient (4), Proficient (3), Intermediate (2), and Beginner (1).

- Assigned each class
- See homework and pacing guide on calendar on webpage.
- Goal: Smart Score 70-100 and 60 min. minimum usage per week. When students have completed assigned skills, they can work ahead, work on skills of interest to them at or above grade level, or work on skills giving them difficult.
- Skills should be completed as assigned, and before date of assessment covering skills.

Math 6

Math 6/7

If you receive an A, B, or C, you may retake the assessment.

If you receive a D or F, it is mandatory to retake the assessment.

Summative Assessment Grade: ___Steps to Retake

Reteach

A time is scheduled to meet with you to reteach the material.

Achieving Mastery

Practice IXL skills below (Goal: 70-100 Smart Score):

Attach the final Smart Score sheets(s) to your assessment.

Retake Assessment

May include the following: Authentic Assessment, Student-Teacher Created, Technology Based, Paper/Pencil.

NewAssessment Grade: ___

Please note, all steps should be completed within 2 weeks of return of the original assessment .

Use this website: www.glencoe.com It is a free math website that coincides with our textbook.

The online access code has been provided in class.

- Please leave your name, your child’s full name, and your e-mail address if you would like to be included on our math class e-mail communication link. Test reminders and other study tips will often be sent this way. If you have already received e-mails from me, I have your e-mail address!

Thank you for visiting tonight. Please make sure you pick-up the handouts for additional information. This information can also be found on my web page.

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