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Important Upcoming Dates and Tutorials

Tutorials (2nd 9-weeks, Week 12 11/06 - 11/10)

Tuesday: 7:30 am - 8:20 am

Thursday: 3:45 pm - 4:20 pm


Exams and Quizzes (2nd 9-weeks, Week 13)

Unit 3 Exam (Rational Number Operations): Thursday 11/16/2017

Unit 4 Pre-Test (Proportions): Friday 11/17/2017 

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Tutorials Information

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Endeavor Mathematics Tutorials

Mr. Perkins: Tuesday 7:30 - 8:20 a.m and Thursday 3:45-4:20 p.m room 321.

Please ask in advance and I will be more than happy to accommodate on other days except Thursdays and Fridays after school. 

**Please make sure your student gets a pass the day before tutorials from their mathematics teacher**

Retest

Make-up Tests and Re-Tests will be given Tuesdays after-school. Retests will not be given unless a students attends at least 1 tutorial and have made changes to their wrong answers. 

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Contact Information

  • akeem.perkins@springbranchisd.com
  • 713-251-4400
  • My conference period is 4th period. 
  • Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri: 11:55 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Thurs: 12:19 PM - 1:003 PM

About Me

  • Graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics with a concentration in Experimental and Mathematical Economics. Minored in Architectural Studies and Studio Arts. 
  • I was raised in the Bronx, NY.  
  • I REALLY enjoy teaching! I love the challenge of delivering content in order to help my studentsreally understand mathematics and how it relates to the real world. Nothing beats that "Ah Ha" or "Oooh" moment when students understand and apply what they have learned.
  • Mathematics have always been my passion. 
  • "Mathematics is one of the essential emanations of the human spirit, a thing to be valued in and of itself, like art." 
  • I enjoy learning, doing math problems, coaching, playing sports, cooking and exploring the outdoors. 

Class Information

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WELCOME TO 6th GRADE MATHEMATICS!!! 

Please check this website for weekly planning activities and expectations, test days, due dates for projects & reviews, current documents, and web links. 

The 6th grade mathematics team will expect students to bring supplies DAILY to Class:

  1. SBMS Planner
  2. Data Biner
  3. 1 pencil, 1 pen 
  4. Mathematics Textbook
  5. Math Spiral Notebook - Used to take notes and make anchor charts
  6. Math Spiral Workbook - Used to do classwork 
  7. Chromebook
  8. Red pen for grading and corrections
  9. OUR ROOMS ARE ALWAYS COLD –Prepare for this in advance with proper clothing
  10. 1 Dry Erase marker

Welcome to SBMS 2017-18!  

Assignments/Topics for each week will be listed here.  Check to your left for tutorial times and on the calendar for test days.  Also, look to the left for my email and under Resources for helpful links.  Have a great year!

Interested in improving your grade?  There is a lot you can do!
• Review the day’s lesson every night before starting homework. If the homework is from the textbook, then watch videos on the textbook website. A link to the textbook website is under "Resources" to the left.
• Do homework and bring it to class everyday.  Do math homework early; don't wait and try to do it when you're tired.
• Check your planner or my website to see that you are doing the right assignment. Ask a parent to check that you've completed it correctly.  If odd problems are assigned, then check your answers after doing the problems.  Rework any problems you missed until you understand how to get the right answers.

• Attend at least 1 tutorial every week.

• Correct every quiz and test.

• If you fail a test, then study, complete test corrections and attend tutorials.  Then retest on a Wednesday after school.

Getting ready for a test?  Prepare at least 2 nights.

  • Study your notes and review the lessons in the book.  Use flash cards if you need to memorize anything.
  • Study and correct all quiz and homework problems you missed.  Practice extra problems of the types that are most difficult for you.
  • Make a practice test with 20-25 challenging problems.  You can find these from challenge problems after each lesson, chapter quizzes and tests in each chapter, as well as the student handbook section at the back of the textbook.
  • Use a timer and take the test within 90 minutes.
  • Use check steps or ask a parent to help you grade it.

Re-tests need to be scheduled with the teacher.  All students who fail a test should TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RE-TESTS.

Before re-testing, the student must attend a tutorial and the teacher or tutor signs that the test corrections have been reviewed.  Parents need to sign the original test next to the grade.

Re-tests must be completed within 2 weeks of receiving the original, graded test or by the end of the grading period, whichever is sooner.  Re-tests are offered at 3:35 on Tuesdays in a my room.  Maximum re-test grade is a 70.

Expectations:

  1. Be Punctual
  2. Be Polite 
  3. Be Prepared 
  4. Be Productive

Homework

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Pre-AP 

   
  Date  In Class Topic
Week 12 11.06.17 Adding fractions  
  11.07.17 Adding decimals  
  11.08.17 Subtracting fractions
  11.09.17 Subtracting decimals
  11.10.17 Adding and subtracting rational numbers
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Week 13 11.13.17 Dividing fractions and decimals
  11.14.17 Multiplying fractions and decimals
  11.15.17 Mixed practice with rational numbers
  11.16.17 Unit 3 Test
  11.17.17 Unit 4 Pre-Test

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TEST ANXIETY TIPS
Provided by Student Counseling Service
A moderate level of stress before and during an exam is useful, as it helps a student perform at their peak. Too much stress, or test anxiety, can keep a student from being able to focus on the task at hand. If your student is feeling overwhelmed by upcoming final exams, encourage them to keep in mind these tips for overcoming test anxiety:

Tips for students-
Before the exam:
• Manage your time well: get plenty of sleep, find time to exercise or be active, and schedule time to study.
• Focus on healthy behaviors: eat regular meals, drink water and other non-alcoholic beverages, choose healthy snacks (excessive sugar can make you drowsy), limit caffeine – it increases anxiety.
• Study in places that have minimal distractions.
• Take notes of your notes and chapters, use flash cards, or try to condense your notes each time you review for the next review.

During an exam:
• When you are taking a test, keep positive thoughts in your mind (yes, you can!) • Read all directions thoroughly • Read all questions carefully • Take a deep breath, stay focused, and STOP negative thoughts.