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Durham Intermediate School, Southlake, TX         Sixth Grade Mathematics         Lance.Mangham@southlakecarroll.edu

2017-2018 ACCELERATED MATH CLASS OVERVIEW

What is happening in accelerated math this year?

Sixth grade accelerated math covers all 7th and 8th grade TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) to prepare students for Algebra in 7th grade.

Major concepts: Integers, Equations, Geometry, Linear Equations (Proportional and Non-Proporotional Relationships)

Major project-based units: Fantasy Football, Stock Market Challenge, Menus and Restaurants, Battle of the Number 1 Hits, Design Your Dream Home, The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Animal Shapes and Sizes

CALENDAR OVERVIEW
August/September Operations, Algebraic Expressions, Integers Fantasy Football, Star Wars, Integers in Sports
October Fractions, Monomials Fantasy Football
November Equations, Inequalities Fantasy Football, Begin Stock Market Challenge
December Proportions, Percentages End Fantasy Football, Food and Restaurants, Fall Exam
January Functions, Proportional & Non-Proportional Relationships Barbie Bungee Jump Challenge
February Measurement, Statistics, Geometric Relationships Battle Of The Number One Hits
March Architecture, Polygons and Circles, Dimensional Geometry Architecture
April Probability The Hunger Games, Architecture & Design
May STAAR, Pythagorean Theorem, Dimensional Geometry II Skin & Guts, End Stock Market Challnge, Spring Exam
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The three most important expectations to follow for all assignments:


For accelerated math, students should not spend more than 90 minutes per night on their homework. Their time should be budgeted in the following manner: