6th GRADE MATH with Mrs. Merz

  • My email cmerz@vp.k12.mo.us is the best way to contact me. I will try to respond within 24 hours.

    (636) 923-3520

    Plan time: 7:50 -8:40 MWF, 7:50-8:35 TR

    Welcome to 6th grade! I am excited to be a part of the 6th grade team here at Valley Park Middle School and to be your child’s teacher this year. I am here to help! I will try to respond to any emails or phone calls within 24 hours. The best way to reach me is through email, but I will provide communication through phone calls or texts. 

    This is my first year here at Valley Park Middle school, but my 7th year of teaching. I am a Valley Park graduate and I am beyond excited to be back! I have previously taught 8th grade in the Meramec Valley School District. I am excited to work with 6th grade this year!

    Since graduating from Valley Park, I have earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Lindenwood University. I am married with two sons. My husband is also a teacher, teaching business in the Rockwood School District. My sons are Lucas and Ethan. Lucas is 4 years old and is starting his 2nd year of Preschool this year. He loves school and has said frequently this summer that “summer is too long.” Ethan is 2 years old and loves his brother. They are two little peas in a pod. We also have a dog, Millie, who is the nicest dog in the entire world. She rarely sees a person she does not like.

    In math class, it is going to be important to practice, practice, practice! Even Superheroes have to do their homework 😊. Please encourage your child to work on their math homework, we will have frequent assignments. The following information will cover what is to be expected this year in math class!

    Expectations:

    • Participation! Students need to be active learners.
    • Try your best! If you try, then you will be successful.
    • Listen! When someone is speaking all energy is channeled into learning and using self-control.
    • Respect! Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher and anyone else in the room.
    • Be prepared! Be responsible, bring materials to class.
    • Ask for help! We are here to help you.

    Materials:

    • Every day you will need a pencil, math notebook and folder and your textbook unless otherwise stated by Mrs. Merz.

    Standards (What we will learn this year):

    • Understand and use ratios to solve problems.
    • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
    • Compute with non-negative multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
    • Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
    • Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
    • Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
    • Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
    • Solve problems involving area, surface area and volume.
    • Develop understanding of statistical variability.
    • Summarize and describe distributions.

    Grades:

    Standards Based Grading

    4= Advanced

    3= Proficient

          2= Basic

    1= Below Basic

     

    Assignments will consist of:

    ·        Tests after each unit

    ·        Quizzes given during each unit

    ·        Frequent homework quizzes

    ·        Homework

    ·        Classwork