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July 22, 2016

AS OF 6/30/16:

Durham Intermediate School, Southlake, TX         Sixth Grade Mathematics


Elise Cerami
Mr. Mangham's homeroom and 1st/2nd period math class, 2013-14
We will love and miss you always!
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Link to the 2016 CISD Summer Assignments for 6th grade accelerated math, pre-Algebra, and Algebra I

Packet, Performance, and Standings

The 8th season of the DFFL is now complete.
Top Student Teams Top Stocks Regular Season Champions Super Bowl Champions
Super Orange Walrus Investors  $105,168 Campbell Soup     +34% Emmett Slade      Cloudy (23-5) Jacob Welsh     I Don't Know (20-11)
Stock Wars    $103,648 Mattel      +30% David Rose      Bruce Wayne (20-8) Keddy Shore     Starfare (21-10)
Money Men    $102,409 Coach     +26% Katie Burlingame      Hopefuls (21-7) Allan Kleiman  Allan's Flopper Academy (22-9)
Class Overview
GoMath! Website
DIS Grading Guidelines 21st Century Learning - Class Wish List

Furniture           Books          Supplies
Four Square

Algebraic Reasoning




Inequalities & Proportions


Test 1 - Test 6

Linear Equations

Measurement and Statistics

Geometric Relationships

Polygons and Circles

Dimensional Geometry & Probability

Pythagorean & Dim. Geometry II

Test 7 - Test 12

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Part II

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 9 Part II

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 13

STAAR Review

STAAR Review 2

Chapter 16
Day 1
Scale Drawings & Symbols
Day 2
Apartment Size/Home Measurements
Day 3
3D Models & Slopes
Day 4
Real Estate & Home Statistics
Day 5
Isometric Drawings/Linear Relationships
Day 6
Home Inspection Records
Day 7
Day 8
Home Finances
Days 9-16
Complete Final Project
Extra Credit Project LiveBinder Websites Project Overview
Design Your Dream Home is a four week course on architecture. Students will wear many different hats: architect, building inspector, contractor, landscape designer, real estate agent and more. Combing a wide variety of math concepts (geometry, proportions, statistics, percentages) each team will design a complete floor plan for their dream home.
Day 1
Hunger Games Reaping
Day 2
Expected Outcomes

Day 3
Celebrity Hunger Games
Day 4
Tree Diagrams & Lists
Day 5
The Counting Principle
Day 6
Independent Events

Day 7
Dependent Events
Day 8
Are the odds in your favor?
Day 9
Day 10
Hunger Games Coordinate Graph Reaping Analysis
Engaging students in probability, we look at math within The Hunger Games. Students participate in a reaping at District Durham and determine how their odds stack up compared to Prim and Peeta. Students design problems involving tree diagrams and the counting principle. To compare experimental and theoretical probability, they have a chance to simulate a Celebrity Hunger Games.

Day 1
Volume & Surface Area
Day 2
Applications to Animals
Days 3-4
Design A New Species
In Animal Shapes and Sizes, we examine the surface area and volume of various shapes by first using centimeter cubes. We take that knowledge and apply it to determinig why flying squirrels in the arctic are 50% larger than those in Central America and why African elephants have such large ears.
Challenge Website  LiveBinder of Stock Websites Complete Stock Challenge &
Financial Literacy Packet
My Classroom Economy Site
Discover the stock market as your team selects a portfolio of stocks to chart over the spring semester. Will the Bulls or Bears have the advantage as the market climbs or falls?
Fantasy Football Website      
In the fall all our students, plus many parents and teachers participate in Fantasy Football. Student will select a team of real NFL players with $75 million to spend. Each week the students will go online, look up statistics from the games that weekend and determine their weekly score.
Choose 4 songs that hit Number 1 on the Billboard chart in the 1980s. Using a variety of statistics determine which one was the biggest hit!
Data Graphs Project Overview Student Projects
LiveBinder Websites      
How could additional people aboard the Titanic have been saved that night? The RMS Titanic follows the ship from being built to setting sail and from hitting the iceberg to its eventual discovery. Students will use a wide variety of statistics, graphs, and measurement along the way.

Food & Restaurants Site Menu & Restaurant Project    
In Food & Restaurants the students will learn about food and nutrition, create a theme-based menu for their own restaurant, and complete income and expense statements.

Algebraic Reasoning
Chapter Packet Hasbro Star Wars  
In Star Wars the students will learn about algebraic expressions with Kaadu Eggs, algebraic equations with Jedi Arenas, and apply their knowledge of variables and order of operations to various Star Wars formulas.
Integers in Sports Chapter Packet Scholastic Integer Football Flipping for Integers Integer Golf
Sports offer a great way to learn about integers. In Integers in Sports, we analyze positive and negative numbers in a variety of sports. Golf is one of a few sports where is a negative score is a good thing. In hockey, a players plus/minus rating is a key statistic. In football running backs can gain big yardage and quarterbacks can get sacked for negative yardage.

8:00-8:30 every morning.
Math tutoring also available every morning.

2015-2016 Back to School / Curriculum Night Website
65 Problem Solving Questions 22 Short Projects Covering Many Topics 17 Activities More Fun Than a Math Book

Chocolate Banana Raisin Cookies My Guide to Solving Equations Proportional vs. Non-Proportional
Blood Types Fruit Algebra Domino Effect & Barbie Bungee
The Bubble Gum Factories    

Ambigrams Do You Want to Build A Snowman? Interception!
Initial Symmetry Bull's Eye Ten Equations That Changed The World
Golf Club Angles Inuit Igloos    /     The Royal Rule  

The Buffalo Snowstorm    
Visualizing The Volume Of A Sphere    
Visualizing The Surface Area of a Cylinder    
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Great PBL Websites Math & PBL Units DIS Student Projects
  Khan Academy  
  Math TV  
  Mr. Underwood's Tutorial Videos  

The Meaning of the Word YET The Failure List Think You Are Having a Bad Day? Children Learn What They Live
I Resign Outdoor Safety Parable of a Child
The Art of Good Teaching The Cab Ride Too Busy for a Friend
What Do You Make What Money Can't Buy Just for Today
It Couldn't Be Done I Know Something Good About You The Miracle Workers

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DIS Math Class
Raising the Bar