• Welcome to Ms. Greeson’s 6th Grade Math

    Learning new math concepts can, at times, be a very frustrating experience for students and parents.  It is our job as parents, teachers, and students to work together and support one another in an effort to accomplish a common goal. I hope students view my class as a safe place to learn; feel challenged and supported, as well as experience success.

    The following information explains grading policies and class expectations.  Please read through this information carefully and be sure you and your students have an understanding of these academic and behavioral expectations.  Keep this copy for your records however, please sign and return the attached receipt.


    Homework 10% of grade

    • Homework, for the week, is given out on Monday. Students are required to complete each night as formatted on the worksheet. Homework is checked for completion at the beginning of class. Students are expected to be able to present their completed homework to the teacher in order to receive credit. Students who do not have homework completed, at the time it's checked, will NOT be given credit. It is usually not collected and should remain in the possession of the student. At the end of the week, students will file their homework in their 3 pronged folder.
    • Please review and sign the HW Expectations handout glued on the first page of your child’s math notes notebook.

    Classwork 15% of grade

    • Classwork consists of in-class group activities or independent practice given throughout the unit of study. It may also include warm-up and notebook checks. Classwork may be graded on completion and/or accuracy and will vary depending on the assignment.

    Quizzes 25% of grade

    • Quizzes (announced and pop) will be given periodically, throughout the unit of study. Quizzes are worth 100 points. 
    • Timed quizzes on Multiplication/Division facts will be given.
    • Other timed quizzes will be given throughout the year.
    • Major tests / Projects 50% of grade
    • Major tests will be announced at least 3 days in advance. Tests are worth 100 points.
    • Projects will be assigned on occasion and worth 100 points.

    Late Assignment Pass

    • Students will be allowed 2 late HW assignment passes per quarter. A late pass does not excuse an assignment but rather allows the student to turn the assignment in after the due date. Remember ONLY 2 late HW assignments per quarter. 



    • 2 points will be added to a test/quiz grade when the student brings the test/quiz back to school with a parent/guardian signature the very next school day.

    Proof of Study 

    • A student may complete a Proof of study (PoS) for any announced TEST. A PoS is designed to encourage each student to study and be more successful. 
    • A minimum of 10 problems that correspond to the current material being tested must be completed with all work shown OR a note from a parent/guardian that the student studied.
    • Before each qualifying TEST, the student will be reminded about the PoS and we will discuss options to complete. Re-doing previous homework will not be accepted. 
    • A PoS is worth up to 3 points added to the TEST score.


    Test Recovery

    If a student makes below a 60 on a test they will have the opportunity to participate in the test recovery program for math.  The test recovery program may include but is not limited to:   making corrections to the existing test, completing a review activity assigned by the teacher and/or retesting using another version of the test.  If a student wishes to participate in this program, it is their responsibility to make arrangements.  They will receive a permission slip to be signed by the parent or guardian giving permission for them to participate.  Participation may require them to stay after school on that particular day.  This is not a substitute for a grade made earlier.  By doing this, a grade may be averaged with the earlier grade, or points may be added to the existing grade. No more than 4 points will be awarded.

    Please be aware that your student may not always make an A or B in math if he/she did in the elementary grades.  Our curriculum becomes more challenging as the year progresses.


    Math Text

    Due to the changes in the curriculum with Common Core as the New Standard Course of Study, textbooks will not be issued.  However, there will be a class set for use in school as one of the many resources we’ll be using to introduce and teach new concepts.  The 5-subject notebook is very important as most information will be given to the student to glue in his/her notebook.




    I will be offering remediation/tutoring after school one day a week.    Prior permission is required before a student can stay.  Students can get tutorial slips in most any classroom.  They are to be completed, signed, and returned no later than the day prior to staying . I will not allow your student to stay without a signed permission slip turned in prior to one day before staying.

    Thank you for your support in following this procedure.


    Power School Please sign up soon to be connected to Power school.  This will show you your student’s most updated grades/average in math. Your child will also have a sheet in front of his/her folder to fill out the most current average in math.  Remember, tests count as 50% of the grade which can significantly increase or decrease your student’s average.


    Class Dojo

    The best means of communication is Class Dojo. I have attached a copy of the student and parent account code.  It allows you to get whole class news such as upcoming tests, interim reports sent out, etc.  It also is a means of letting you know if your student did not have HW that day in class and/or something positive he/she did.  Please sign up soon!! J



    The recommend calculator is the TI-34 MultiView™  by Texas Instruments.  We have calculators for student use in school however it’s best to have one to assist with lessons done at home.


    Please contact me with questions or concerns

    Southeast Middle School:   674-4280 

    Email:  greesos@gcsnc.com


    Shelia Greeson