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Ms.  Amanda  Elkins
6th Grade Math and Gifted Science
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“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” -- John Dewey


I would first like to welcome you to Lakeview Middle School! I am looking forward to working with you and your parents to make this school year a success. In this syllabus I am going to inform you of my class rules and expectations, grading policy, and curriculum requirements (what we will be learning). Math is a required class for all middle students. Math this year is introducing a new curriculum.. Our common core curriculum includes fractions, decimals, ratios, volume, as well as reviews of multiplying and dividing of whole numbers. Books are not issued and stay in class, however our text is the Holt Mathematics Course 1. Parents remember to check your child’s agenda for assignments. I also update my website daily. You can access the website through the Lakeview Middle homepage, then click staff and my name. All assignments are online at this site. I do give homework daily Monday through Thursday. Through encouragement, support, and fun, Math will successfully educate and hopefully inspire you!


Classroom Rules

1)      Be on time and prepared

2)     Raise your hand to speak.

3)     Treat all teachers and students with RESPECT.

4)     Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

5)     No gum, no toys, no soft drinks in class. WATER ONLY!!


Discipline Plan

If a student breaks a rule stated above, the following consequences will occur:

1)      Warning

2)     Referral = Saturday School/Detention

3)     No Locker Breaks

4)     Silent Lunch/Assigned Lunch Seats

5)     Tuesday/Thursday Sentence Writing during connection time

6)     No Field Trips


**Detentions are served Tuesday mornings from 7:15a.m. to 7:45a.m. or Tuesdays after school between 3:30p.m. to 4:00p.m.**


Grade Breakdown and Policy

Grades are broken down into three categories:


·         Homework/Daily Work/ Quizzes *GIVEN WEEKLY* = count once or 100 points



-          This consists of daily warm-ups, class-work, homework, journals and quizzes.


·         Tests = count twice or 200 points




      -You must study! It is imperative that you successfully complete more than just your homework in order to succeed!




·         Notebooks = I am a firm believer in the use of a math notebook. It helps the students stay organized and is a great way to quick reference information during classtime and at home while working on homework. In an attempt to help students stay organized I have notebook checks randomly throughout the year. The student is responsible for notes, classwork, quizzes and warm-ups. This is an easy 100 if the students stay organized with their notebook.




            *Late work: They will be normally graded and then reduced 10 points for each day late. For example, if a student earned a 91%, the grade will be reduced 10 points to an 81%. A parent or guardian will be contacted as well.




Grading Scale


A = 100% – 90%


B = 89% – 80%


C = 79% – 74%


D = 70% - 73%


F = Below 69%






- During an excused absence (ex. illness, travel), that student is allowed the number of days absent in order to make-up work.




- During an unexcused absence (ex. suspension, truancy), assignments are due the day the student returns to class.   Any late work will result in a point deduction such as that for late assignments.