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Julia Landon College Preparatory and Leadership

Development School
Curriculum Paper
Sixth Grade Pre-Algebra Mrs. Putnal and Mrs. Singleton

Mission Statement: Our Mission at the Julia Landon College Preparatory and
Leadership Development School is to create college bound
students with a deep commitment to public service and a true
understanding of their leadership skills within the global
community.

Course Overview:
Students will:
• Develop algebraic understanding using symbolic expressions and
equations
• Analyze expressions and/or equations to determine patterns of change
• Recognize linear and nonlinear patterns in graphs and tables
• Develop an understanding of linear relationships and linear functions
• Use data to analyze information and to choose sensible ways of
comparing and measuring, including using differences, rates and ratios
• Compare distributions of data and explore the influence on sample size
and the distribution of samples means and median
• Recognize similar figures and compare similar figures
• Learn to work in small groups and learn to be responsible for their own
knowledge
Successful completion of this course is based on student organization, class work, and
test performance.

Tentative Course Outline:


Module 1: Numbers and Operations
Module 2: Scientific Notation and Exponents
Module 3: Data Analysis and Probability
Module 4: Proportional Reasoning
Module 5: Algebraic Thinking
Module 6: Geometry and Measurement
Module 7: Linear Equations

Student Evaluation: Possible Points


Assignments 10
Quizzes (announced and unannounced) 10-50
Tests - 3 to 4 per quarter 50-100
Projects 25-100
Final Exam - Accumulative for the Quarter 100

Grade Point Average (GPA) = Total Points Earned divided by the Total Points Possible
Extra Credit is available to the entire class only. No individual extra credit.
Educational Materials: 1- inch 3 Ring Binder
Graph Paper
5 Subject Dividers labeled: Bell Ringers, Notes,
Assignments, Quizzes/Tests,
Other

Homework/Late Work Policy All homework MUST be done in PENCIL. Students


must show their work to receive full credit.
Late work will be accepted with penalty.

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 30


minutes per week on Compass Odyssey and GIZMOs as
indicated on teacher’s BLOG.

Make-up Work Policy: Students have one day for each day absent to make up work.

Grade Recovery Policy: Students will be offered grade recovery as outlined in the
Duval County Pupil Progression Plan found on the Duval
County Public Schools web page.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: Conferences will be held during 6th period.


Contact guidance to schedule a conference. 346-5650

Tutoring Schedule: Student must personally make arrangement for tutoring. Limited
availability.

Grading Scale: Students will be evaluated in accordance with the standard Duval
County Public Schools’ grading scale.

90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
0 - 59 F

Progress Reports: Students will receive progress reports as indicated on school


calendar. Students earning a grade of “D” or “F” on a progress
report will be required to return the progress report signed by the
parent/guardian within two days.