JANUARY 13, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians,
I'm Back! After a few unexpected surgeries and reminder that socks on wood stairs is not always the safest combination, I'm back and into a routine teaching your child.
There is a MidTerm on Chapters 1, 2, and 3 is on 1/20/2017. A Test Study Planner has been provided. Review sheet for Ch. 1 was given today. Chapters 2 and 3 review sheets will be upon completion of the prior chapter. Extra help is available on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.
This will be the last grade of the marking period for my Period 1 and 4 students.
MATH
6 MIDTERM STUDY PLANNER
Date: January 13, 2017 Date of MidTerm:
January 20, 2017
Type of Test: __X__ multiple choice
__X__ fill in
X reading comprehension X math computation
X math
concepts/application
For NEW
text lesson:

Look OLD
text lesson:

11

13

12

14

13

15

14

17

15

18

16

19



21

32

22

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23

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24

35

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31

41

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47

Topic(s):
Chapter
1 Sections 16
Lesson 1 Understanding
and Using the Properties of Numbers (pp. 23)
Lesson 2 Order
of Operations (pp. 45)
Lesson 3 Understanding
Decimals (pp. 67)
Lesson 4 Adding/Subtracting
Decimals (pp. 89)
Lesson 5 Multiplying
Decimals (pp. 1011)
Lesson 6 Dividing
Decimals (pp. 1213)
Chapter 2 Sections 16
Lesson 1 Variables
and Expressions
Lesson 2 Writing
Algebraic Expressions
Lesson 3 Using
Number Sense to Solve OneStep Equations
Lesson 4 Solving
Addition Equations
Lesson 5 Solving
Subtraction Equations
Lesson 6 Solving
Multiplication and Division Equations
Chapter 3 Sections 15
Lesson 1 Divisibility
(Rules of Selected Whole Numbers)
Lesson 2 Exponents
Lesson 3 Prime
Numbers and Prime Factorization
Lesson 4 Greatest
Common Factor (GCF)
Lesson 5 Least
Common Multiple (LCM)
STUDY PAST QUIZZES & HOMEWORK
WEBSITE for 6^{th} Grade
Math (online video tutor, skills practice, and review.): http://www.phschool.com/
The order of videos
doesn’t match up with the series Please look at the topic  not the lesson
number.
1.
Go to www.phschool.com
2.
Click on "Course Content"
3.
Click on “Math”
4.
Click on “Textbook Companion Site”
5.
Click on “PH Mathematics (Middle School)”
6.
Click on “Course 1” for 6th grade math
7.
You will then see the Video Tutors, Chapter Test, and Lesson Quizzes.
My child is prepared for this MidTerm.
_______________________________________
Parent/Guardian
Signature Date
Regards,
Mr. Kuffel
SEPTEMBER, 2016
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Welcome to middle school!
Your child is in middle school, but it’s the entire family that goes through the middle school experience.
Please make sure you visit the Parent Portal on Genesis and complete all the necessary forms and documents such as the handbook policy, etc.
I'm looking forward to a great year. Please feel free to Email me any questions or concerns you have the moment they arise. Also, take a look at some of the essential strategies (below) that I've gathered throughout the decades teaching 6th grade to make the "wonder years," somewhat wonderful.
Sincerely,
Mr. Gene Kuffel, M.A. Ed
Suggestions to help your child make sure he/she is learning:
Have your child make you a quiz. Deliberately get some answers wrong. Your child would then have to make an answer key to verify your solutions. This should provide some insight into his/her understanding of assessed topics.
Have your child teach you a lesson currently being studied. From time to time, play devil's advocate and come across as though you don't understand the concept being taught. This will force your child to justify and demonstrate to you his/her ability to grasp the concept he/she is trying to teach you. This method is also among the highest levels of thinking.
Homework assignments are written into the assignment pad and initialed by the teacher. Please check to see your child’s assignment pad or continue to check this site for the latest assignments. Homework is only assigned as needed and when students are capable of completing tasks independently. Please let me know if your child is truly having trouble completing his/her assignment. Below are steps to access the video tutor for each lesson.
Extra help is also offered on T, W, and Th. from 2:51 – 3:25 PM. Students are also welcome to stay after school and complete homework assignment
Accessing Math Series Video Tutor and Chapter Test/Quizzes:
1. Go to www.phschool.com
2. Click on "Course Content"
3. Click on “Math”
4. Click on “Textbook Companion Site”
5. Click on “PH Mathematics (Middle School)”
6. Click on “Course 1” for 6th grade math
7. You will then see the Video Tutors, Chapter Test, and Lesson Quizzes.
***The order of videos don't match up with the series which has been adapted to meet the CCCS. Please look at the topic in need of reinforcement  not the lesson number. Please see the class homework assignment which will indicate, when necessary, the revised chapter and section of study "new" vs. the "old" chapter and section from the previous text.
USE BELOW CHART TO FIND CORRESPONDING LESSON
Current Lesson 
Chapter 1 
Look at Lesson 
11 
Properties of Operations 
13 
12 
Order of Operations 
14 
13 
Understanding Decimals 
15 
14 
Adding/Subtracting Decimals 
17 
15 
Multiplying Decimals 
18 
16 
Dividing Decimals 
19 


