The marine iguanas are lounging on Santa Cruz Island, one of the Galapagos Islands. They range in size from 6 inches (half a foot) to 24 inches (2 feet) long. When we were walking down the path to the ocean, the iguanas were scattered along the path. We were walked too close to them, they spat salt water at us.

## Math

We use math many times during a regular day. In sixth grade math, students apply number sense to everyday problems. To be proficient in math, one must know what the numbers mean, and what they represent. To better understand math, students should be prepared to ask a lot of questions, practice solving a lot of problems, and be open to trying new ways to find answers. We will explore math in a variety of ways depending on what we are learning: project-based learning, group work, partner work, and solo pursuits. We use the textbook most days, but also we use Hands-On Algebra, LUCI (Local school district/UCLA Collaborative Institute) Math, and a variety of other lessons and activities.

For more information about what we will cover in sixth-grade math, please visit this website:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/ccssmathstandardaug2013.pdf

Scroll down to page 40 for sixth-grade math standards.

For help in math, please visit:

Khan Academy

Cool Math

http://multiplication.com/games/all-games (There are ads on this site, but they are clearly marked. There are several games for math review.)

For more information about what we will cover in sixth-grade math, please visit this website:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/ccssmathstandardaug2013.pdf

Scroll down to page 40 for sixth-grade math standards.

For help in math, please visit:

Khan Academy

Cool Math

http://multiplication.com/games/all-games (There are ads on this site, but they are clearly marked. There are several games for math review.)

**2Math Homework:***Tuesday, August 30, 2016*

Read pages 118 and 119 in your math textbook. As you read, practice the examples. Solve problems a - i as you go. Solve them in your math notebooks under the heading you created in class today. Show your work.

*Wednesday, August 31, 2016*

Do pages 125 - 126 in your math book.

*Tuesday, September 6, 2016*

Complete page 128. Show your work.

*Wednesday, September 7, 2016*

Mid-Chapter Math Test. This test covers lessons 1 - 4 in Chapter 2. Study your notes, and past homework assignments. Do practice problems in the book. Know the steps in a 4-step plan.

*Thursday, September 8, 2016*

Complete page 129 in your math book. Define least common denominator in your math notebook.

__For SPB__: Correct your math test. Use "Chapter Quiz Corrections" on lined notebook paper. Neatly write the problems, showing your work and your corrected problem. Write at least one strategy you can use to improve your grade next time.

__For Junior Lions:__We will continue to correct the tests in class tomorrow.

*Monday, September 12, 2016*

Read and complete questions on page 139.

Complete page 141 on notebook paper (like the math test corrections). SHOW WORK!

*Monday, September 19, 2016*

Complete page 153. Do the problems on notebook paper (loose leaf binder paper). Write the original problem, and show your work, as we discussed in class last week. There is a chapter 2 math test this Thursday, so begin reviewing your work in preparation for the test. See google.classroom for practice tests.

*Tuesday, September 20, 2016*

See google classroom for practice tests. Study! Bring questions to class that you may have regarding what we have been studying.

*Monday, October 10, 2016*

In your math notebook, solve problems 21 - 29 on textbook page 207. Write the original equation, and show your work. There will be a math quiz Thursday covering Chapter 3 lessons 1 - 4.