Math 6

To Students and Parents:

Welcome to Mr. Patovisti's Math 6 Accelerated/Math 6 class for 2015-2016.  I look forward to working with all of you for your child to become a well-rounded student through math.  Your student will be able to read, write, say and do math.  We will usually be covering a section per day or every two days for Math 6.

As we begin a new school year it is important for students to understand appropriate behavior, being on time and the academic expectations that are required of them.  I hope to have your assistance and support with your child in order to make this a productive and enjoyable school year.  You can help me tremendously by reviewing this plan with your child.  Besides the school's goals of BEST (Be safe, Be responsible and Be respectful), the following are some added expectations for my class.

RESPECT:  Respecting yourself, others and their property will be our main behavioral goal.  All students have the right to learn and any classroom interference that affects that right will not be tolerated.

RESPONSIBILITY:  Each student must be responsible for his/her words and actions.  Each student is responsible for their own homework and any exam or homework missed that was assigned.

RULES:  Students must be in their seats and ready to work when the bell rings for class or be marked tardy.  Whispering is appropriate after the bell rings.  There is no eating in class.  Water is permitted (no flavored water).  Gum is not allowed on school campus.  Students have the right to speak and be heard time permitting.  Please take turns speaking by agreed upon method(s) and we do not interrupt others while they are speaking/talking. 

REWARDS:  Awesome behavior/academic performance or improved behavior/academic performance will be rewarded in different ways:  1) Verbal/Non-verbal positive praise.  2) Homework/Quiz Passes of choice. 3) Calling and/or emailing parent/guardian.

CONSEQUENCES:  1) Reminder of appropriate behavior.  2) A one-on-one conversation with teacher.  3) Writing a reflection signed by student and parent.  4) A conversation with parent, teacher and student.  5) A referral that goes to administration.

ATTENDANCE:  Being at school everyday and on time will ensure a more efficient learning process.  Missing school means losing out on valuable learning and possibly falling behind.  Please call the school if your child is going to be absent.

TEXTBOOKS:  It is the students' responsibility to maintain the textbooks and the planner issued to them along with safeguard from loss.  All books must be covered. (Online textbook is at username:  student8725  password:  math1)  If lost or damaged, the school requires the parent/guardian to pay the replacement cost of $76.43.

MATERIALS: Students are expected to have pencil(s), eraser(s) and binder paper/notebook for daily notes.  A notebook/composition book for math journals.  Please bring a box of tissue for class.  If you need support with any materials see Mr. Patovisti.

HEADINGS:  All assignments will have a school-wide heading with class, assignment, name, date and period at top of each assignment in pen.

HOMEWORK/GRADING POLICY:  The homework will be assigned daily and will be an extension of the material covered in class. All problems must have the original problem written (expressions/equations/paragraphs/drawings). We always prove multiple-choice problems.  We always answer word problems with a complete sentence.

NO SKIPPING OF STEPS UNLESS DISCUSSED!  Homework is expected to be completed/attempted and will be checked for correctness the following day upon entering the classroom.  Homework is due the next day when the bell rings.    Homework will be checked/graded by completion of entire assignment/attempted all problems based on a 4-point scale:  4-All problems completed/attempted the way taught 3-Most problems done the way taught 2-About half the problems done or not the way taught 1-Few problems done not the way taught or just answers 0-No homework.  NO LATE HOMEWORK!  Students will be given one day for each day excused to turn-in their homework and/or take exam.  Please encourage your child to call a classmate/friend or check the website when absent in order to make-up missed things within the number of days excused.  Homework for Math 6 Accelerated is 20% of grade.  THERE WILL BE NO EXTRA CREDIT IN CLASS!

EXAMS/QUIZZES: Exams will cover each chapter and sometimes two exams per chapter.  Exams will be announced at least two days in advance. Quizzes will be given often.  Quizzes will be announced and unannounced.  A Warm-Up will be given daily to check for understanding of the concept(s).  There will be Pop Warm-Up Quizzes which will be given any day and are usually unannounced.  It is not uncommon to have a quiz a day per week or numerous quizzes per day. Complete sentences, correct spelling, grammar and punctuation will count on all Exams/Quizzes.  Quizzes will be given on all definitions, rules and properties (hints online).  If you understand what we are covering in class you will do great on the Exams/Quizzes.  All the Exam/Quiz problems come from the homework, quizzes and Warm-Ups.  All Exam Corrections require a signature by a parent/guardian.  Exams/Quizzes for Math 6 Accelerated/Math 6 is 80% of grade.

PROGRESS REPORTS:  Each student will get a progress report periodically throughout each quarter.  Expect a progress report at least twice each quarter.  All Progress Reports are required to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to class the following day.  You may check progress online at Parent Connect/Student Connect as well.

I anticipate a great year of learning and rewarding experiences together.  I welcome calls, emails, conferences and classroom visits from parents/guardians.  You may reach me at 510-489-0700 ext. 60586 or by email at  You may also reach me at   I am available to all students for help before school, during lunch and after school.



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Mathematically Yours,


Mr. Patovisti

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