St. Mary's Catholic School
218 W. Washington Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-4765
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Challenging the Mind - Living the Faith

Middle School Mathematics

Mathematics 6, Pre-algebra, Algebra

Think about quotes

All things change, but GOD remains

“There is only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children: one is roots, the other is wings>”

Hadding Carter


Fun Facts

Montana is the only state to border three Canadian Provinces – ALBERTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA and SASKATCHEWAN.

50% of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.



What do we call a man who spent all summer at the beach?

What do we say when we see am empty parrot cage?


Algebra to Go – A Math Handbook  – Houghton Mifflin Company -(recommended for algebra and pre-algebra)

Math on Call – Houghton Mifflin Company – (recommended for sixth grade)



As you  undoubtedly  remember from grade 6 and pre-algebra, we will be having assignments almost daily.  Rule one in all my classes is “copy the problem when doing assignments”.  The only exception is word problems.  Here it is  not copy the problem but show the process.   A notebook is required and will be graded at the end of the year.  Please purchase a notebook that will hold all your notes and not have to hand in several at the end of the year.  Also DO NOT tear pages out of your math notebook to do you assignments on.  Loose leaf note book paper for assignments – IN PENCIL.  You will also have a project to complete in the spring.  Daily review of work is to your advantage – it sure beats cramming for tests.

Mathematics 6



We are on track to complete all the work needed to be successful in pre-algebra next year.  We will shortly be working with some statistic and probability problems, ratio, proportions, per cents, some basic geometry  concepts , integers, and graphing on the coordinate plane which will finish out the year.  Along with our usual work we have also been busy preparing for the standardized testing

Remember rule #1 –  THY SHALL COPY THE PROBLEM WHEN DOING ASSIGNMENTS – not doing so will lose you points – something you don’t want to happen.  The assignments are very important, as in order to master a topic practice is needed and copying the problem reinforces the process.

REMEMBER  You are required to maintain  a  notebook which will be graded at the end of the year.  This notebook should be for class notes only and you should not be tearing pages out of it for assignments  or doing other subject’s work in it.




Working in the coordinate plane has been a challenge – but we are succeeding.  After this unit  we will be working in statistics and probability.  During this unit they may use calculators to complete their work.  We will then work with ratio, proportion, and per cents.  We will finish out the year with basic geometric figures and their areas and volume.  I would really like it if we could also cover some aspects of square roots and applying algebra to right triangles.

The number one rule in my class with assignments is “copy the problem”.  There were a few people last year who had trouble with that rule – straighten it out. You will again be required to keep a notebook that will be graded at the end of the year.  Of course, we will be having assignments almost daily. I thought you would just love hearing this again.  Remember I don’t GIVE grades you earn them.   

Algebra Homework

6/2/17 -No written assignment

Pre-Algebra Homework

6/2/17 – No written assignment

Mathematics Six Homework

6/2/17 – No written assignment


Hoorah for our ONE SNOW DAY!  It’s not that I wanted a day off from school – I just wanted to see some snow – to me February was not what it was suppose to be and we needed some snow.  I guess it’s the kid in me – I actually walked outside in the snow as it was falling .  The wind was another subject altogether – THAT I could have done without.

If I could describe myself in several phrases, they would be I am a child of God. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I am a teacher. I am a lover of music. I love life and its many possibilities.


My motto:  “HOORAH FOR MATH!”

Mrs. Mentzer

Middle School Mathematics, St. Mary Catholic School


Good at math