Course Syllabus

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Mr. Gentile’s 6th Grade Math Syllabus

Franklinton Middle School 1919-2020

Course Description

Students in the 6th grade focus on active engagement with numbers by focusing on conceptual understanding, computational and procedural skills, and problem solving. The 6th grade standards require students to study the following areas: rational numbers, algebraic thinking, proportional reasoning, statistics, data analysis, probability, and plane and solid shapes. Students will increase their understanding of the course material by participating in homework, class work, quizzes, tests, group and individual projects, independent problem solving, and oral presentations.

6th Grade Schedule




Core 1


Core 2


Core 3




Core 4


Elective 1


Elective 2




Announcements and Dismissal


Grading Policies and Procedures

Late assignments will only be accepted with a decrease of five (5) points per day. These assignments will result in a “Missing Assignment” until the assignment is turned in.  Exceptions to my policies are in accordance with district guidelines.

Classroom Procedures

  1. Bathroom breaks will occur after twenty (20) minutes of class so you don’t miss out on valuable instructional time.
  2. Chromebook laptops are the ONLY devices used in class and for educational purposes only.
  3. Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat during instruction.
  4. Prior to leaving class, everyone will assist in making sure the room is picked up and everything is returned to its original place.

Curriculum: We will follow the North Carolina Math Standards for the 6th Grade; however, if it is observed that your child is able to complete these standards with 80% mastery, he/she will be challenged on higher levels.

Math Journals: Math journals are essential to this class. Journals will be used to take notes on all standards that will be taught in class. This is to be used to complete homework assignments and completing class assignments. We will be using composition notebooks. (Your child may need more than the one required book as stated on the supply list depending on how large the write and the number of notes we take in class.)

Classroom Rules

  1. Raise your hand before speaking
  2. Follow ALL directions
  3. NO cellphones in class
  4. Respect your teacher and peers
  5. Keep yourself “in check”
  6. No excuses!

Roles and Obligations

Teacher Role…

Student Role…

  • To guide your child to be successful
  • To empower your child to do better personally and educationally
  • To teach your child academic strategies
  • To be a role model
  • To provide a comfortable learning environment
  • To create/plan lessons that meet your child’s needs
  • Come ready to LEARN
  • Be OPEN to new ideas
  • Have FUN with education
  • SUPPORT each other
  • RESPECT Education
  • Be ACTIVE in learning
  • Be EXCITED to learn
  • USE what you learn
  • Be an Educational EXPLORER


6th Grade Math Curriculum Guide

First Quarter

G.1 – Create geometric models

G.4– Represent right prisms and right pyramids

NS. 4 – Greatest common factors

RP.1 – Understand the concepts of ratios and ratio language

RP.2 – Ratios expressed as equivalent units

RP.3 – Use ratios to solve real world problems

RP.4 – Use percentages to solve real world problems

Second Quarter


NS.2 - Long Division to the thousands place

NS.3 - Add, subtract, multiply, and divide real world problems

NS.5 - Understand and use rational numbers

NS.6 - Use rational numbers on a coordinate plane

NS.7 - Order rational numbers

NS.8 - Solve real world problems using coordinate planes

NS.9 - Add and subtract integers

Third Quarter

G.3 - Use coordinate planes to solve real world problems

EE.1 - Write and evaluate expressions

EE.2 - Write, read, and evaluate algebraic expressions

EE.3 - Use math properties to generate expressions

EE.4 - Identify equivalent expressions

EE.5 - Substitute numbers of variables in equations

EE.6 - Use variables to represent numbers

EE.7 - Solve real world problems using variables

EE.8 - Inequalities

EE.9 - Represent and analyze quantitative relationships

Fourth Quarter

G.2 - Find the volume of rectangular prisms

 SP.1 - Recognize statistical questions

 SP.2 - Understand data collected

 SP.3 - Conduct investigations to describe data

 SP.4 - Display data on numerical plots

 SP.5 - Summarize data sets

*EOG Review and Testing*

Teacher Contact Information


Phone: (919) 494-2971

I am very excited to start the year and look forward to working with you and your child  in order to help them accomplish their academic, social, and personal goals.


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