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Room 216 ~ 6th Grade Math, 7th & 8th Grade Algebra ~ Mrs. MacLagan

Welcome to 6th Grade Math and 7th/8th Grade Algebra!
Mrs. MacLagan
Room 216

Important Websites 
Go Math! 6th Grade Textbook (username: lasallefalcon, password: lasalle2)
IXL (username: provided in class to each student, password: lasalle2)

Parent Information

Study Hall

Study Hall is offered to all 6th and 7th graders on Mondays and Fridays  and all 8th graders on Tuesdays and Fridays during lunch/recess. This is a time for students to eat lunch and work on homework, study for an upcoming assessment, or catch up on absent work. If your child is interested, they must sign up during homeroom on those days. As there are limited slots, student eligibility is VOLUNTARY and based on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a Study Hall sign up sheet available during morning Homeroom time on Study Hall days. 

    Information Regarding Algebra 1 at LaSalle II

    Algebra 1 is a high school class that is offered to select 7th and 8th graders at LaSalle II. 

    The criteria used to determine eligibility includes:

      • NWEA performance

      • Strong mathematics performance in middle school

      • Algebra diagnostic assessment

      • Teacher recommendations

      • Maturity

    6th Grade Student Schedule







    Homeroom: Lockers, Attendance, Breakfast, Silent Reading

         *Must be in homeroom by 7:50


    6A: P.E.

    6B: P.E.

    6A: P.E.

    6B: P.E.

    6A: Art

    6B: Lib/Tech

    6A: Lib/Tech

    6B: Art

    6A: 1st & 2nd- P.E.

    6A: 3rd- Art

    6A: 4th- Lib/Tech

    6B: 1st & 2nd- P.E.

    6B: 3rd- Lib/Tech

    6B: 4th- Art


    6A: Science

    6B: Social Studies


    6A: Social Studies

    6B: Science


    World Language


    World Language

    World Language








    6A: Math

    6B: ELA


    6A: ELA

    6B: Math


    Lockers, Classroom Cleanup, Dismissal

    Policies and Procedures   

    Daily Math/Algebra Supplies:  

    • Blue 5-subject notebook (see file below for how notebook should be set-up)
    • Blue folder
    • GoMath/Algebra textbook
    • Calculator
    • Agenda
    • Pencil pouch containing 2 sharpened pencils, red pen and a highlighter

    Algebra Homework Policy:                                                                                                                                    

    Algebra homework will be graded in class DAILY. 5 points will be given for 100% completion (all questions answered with effort and work shown). If homework is incomplete or work is missing, students will not receive credit and must complete a missing homework log. Students that do not show their work will receive 0/5 points. Students that do not have their complete homework on time can show it to me the next day in class for 3 out of 5 points. 

    Math Homework Policy:                                                                                                                                    

    Math homework is assigned almost DAILY.  Students are held accountable to check their homework at home after they complete each assignment. This will give students immediate feedback as to whether or not they solved the problem correctly. This instant feedback makes the homework more meaningful for students. The answers can be found in the back of the math book. 

    In order to get the full 5 points for homework, students are expected to:
    • complete every problem assigned in pencil
    • show ALL work 
    • circle final answer
    • check each answer in PEN (checkmark if correct, X if incorrect)
    • rework problems that were done incorrectly in PEN (do not erase original incorrect answers)
    • write down a question in PEN if they are unable to get the correct answer
    Students that complete the assignment but do not complete the homework check will receive 4/5 points.
    Students that do not show their work will receive 0/5 points.
    Students that do not have their complete homework on time can show it to me the next morning during homeroom for 3/5 points. 

    IXL Online Work

    Weekly IXL homework is due Sunday evening at 8pm and written work is due Monday morning during breakfast. 80% of the grade entails getting an 80+ Smart Score in each assigned skill and 20% of the grade entails turning in the complete hand-written work.

    Extra Credit: 

    Extra credit is never given on an individual basis to boost scores to the next letter grade on report cards.   

    Late Work:                                                                                                                      

    Math homework is due at the beginning of math class. Students who forgot to complete the work, forgot the homework in their locker or who do not have it with them in class will receive a "missing" score in the grade book which counts as a zero. Students must complete a missing homework log sheet and can earn partial credit for bringing in the homework the following day. 

    Absent Work:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Students will have the same number of days to complete work after an absence as the days they were absent. I encourage students to use the homework calendar to be sure they complete all homework. It is the students responsibility to seek out the teacher for any handouts and notes that were missed due to an absence via email or by scheduling a meeting before/after school.

    Test Corrections:

    Students that score below 70% on a quiz or test have an option to complete test corrections and earn up to half of the missed points back, up to a revised grade of 70%. Students must follow every step of the test correction policy within 2 days after the original quiz/test is returned (see attached file below). 

    Grading Policy:

    Your grades will be given in the following categories:

    • Tests/Projects (35%)
      • Tests will be given at the end of a unit.  You will be given plenty of notice, an in-class review and an opportunity for extra help. Please contact me any time to discuss extra help. 
      • Every graded test below 70% must be reviewed and signed by a parent and returned to teacher within 2 days. 
    • Quizzes (30%)
      • Quizzes are given approximately once a week to assess concepts taught in class.  You will be given notice and should be studying daily for upcoming quizzes. 
      • Every graded quiz below 70% must be reviewed and signed by a parent and returned to teacher within 2 days. 
      • Classwork (15%)
        • Any assignments completed in class (worksheets, reviews, etc.), Friday station work (1/week for 6th grade), FAL (Formative Assessment Lesson), Online Work, Exit Slips, projects, etc. 
      • Participation (10%)
        • Daily participation is expected of all students. Biweekly grades will be given based on the rubric (see attached file below).
        • I expect you to be involved in class at all times.  This includes independent work, partner work, group work, whole class discussion, or instruction time. Group work is a major part of this class and I expect you to work cooperatively within your group.

      • Homework (10%)
        • Assignments are to be completed at home.  Homework is used to reinforce concepts taught in class, as well as teach responsibility. 

      Sixth Grade Math Topics                                           Algebra Topics

      *See 6th grade homework calendar below for daily math topic,                                    *See 7th/8th grade homework calendar below for daily Algebra topic, 

      daily homework and specific Math quiz/test dates.                                                               daily homework and specific Algebra quiz/test dates.                                                                                                                           

      Current topic:                                                                                                                                        Current topic:                                                                                                                                          

          Unit 4: Equivalent Expressions                                                                                                     Chapter 6: Exponents and Radicals               

              Module 9: Generating Equivalent Numerical Expressions                                                      Investigation 6A: Exponents

              Module 10: Generating Equivalent Algebraic  Expressions                                                      Investigation 6B: Radicals

                                                                                                                                                                                        Investigation 6C: Exponential Expressions and Functions

      Next topics:                                                                                                                                               Next topics:  

      Unit 5: Equations and Inequalities                                                                                                      Chapter 7: Polynomials  

              Module 11: Equations and Relationships                                                                                        Investigation 7A: Equivalent Expressions

              Module 12: Relationships in Two Variables                                                                                   Investigation 7B: Polynomials and Their Arithmetic

                                                                                                                                                                                       Investigation 7C: Factoring to Solve: Quadratics

      6th Grade Homework Calendar

      7th Grade Homework Calendar

      8th Grade Homework Calendar

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      Jan 24, 2019, 6:07 AM
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      Jan 24, 2019, 6:07 AM