6th Grade Part B, Creative, Interactive Elementary Math...Together, We Can Do This!

RATIOS AND PROPORTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS, PART B! Interactive, Creative and Challenging math support that will encourage, develop skill and confidence developing understanding of ratio concepts and use of ratio reasoning to solve problems.
Michael Thurman, M.Ed.
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

The goal of the initial class for NEW students, Week 1, is simply to introduce and learn the format and interactive program which will be used for this 4 week course.  (For returning students, we will jump right into the first topics listed on the syllabus, Week 1.)  New students will interact, be able to ask questions and gain experience using my interactive program.  I will introduce all aspects of my one-hour-per-week class period; fact fluency, computational fluency and the specific targeted skills for this particular class, and then explain how students can use my interactive math program to practice what they learn between scheduled classes. The following 3 weeks are detailed in "Class Experience."  Subsequent courses, usually 4 to 11 weeks in length, are listed (will be soon) and cover the other strands of mathematics:  Ratios and Proportions, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry and Statistics and Probability.  This course can stand alone, provide extra support or be a part of sequential learning, depending on the need or desire. Conceptualization of math topics is always key, producing an outcome of understanding, efficiency and accuracy.  This course will primarily focus and concepts about The Number System necessary for 6th graders. See summary above for samples of concepts covered.
Homework will be assigned weekly and I will monitor students between classes, and even communicate with them through the program itself while they are working when scheduled.  I can designate weekly class check-ins if needed.  Generally speaking, homework that is assigned on a Monday, for example, would not be due until the following Monday.  However, this can be flexible when circumstances require it. Assignments will be differentiated, and there are always ways to remediate, practice grade level concepts, or move ahead. THIS HOMEWORK IS NECESSARY to move learning forward.
Paper and pencil is required, of course, and a device to access a student's online subscription (math homework) is needed.  Subscriptions for IXL will be PROVIDED BY ME and included when students enroll with no cost to parents. Students will have access to their IXL subscriptions as long as they are enrolled in my classes that are offered and are actively participating in them.  There are NO books, worksheets, etc. needed; no paperwork to be kept.  Simple, Neat and Mobile!  Take your class with you anywhere you want. There will be a cap size of 6 students per class creating an ideal learning environment. There are continuous, sequential math courses offered by Math You Can Do entitled, "A Creative, Interactive Math Journey...Together, We Can Do This!". Again, these courses can easily provide all of the mathematical training needed for families who homeschool, as well as provide help and support in traditional settings.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The student will be assessed by the completion of their assigned online work.  Grading is instantaneous and visible by the teacher, as well as by the parents and students. Missed problems will be explained instantaneously via the program.  I can also monitor student work remotely as they work and offer suggestions in real-time.  This aspect does not require video conferencing.  It is done through my digital math platform, a simply awesome feature. That time would be arranged via email and a determined time to watch the student work could be established. There will be no waiting from class to class to see progress. Misconceptions that may result will provide teacher/student dialog in the next class.  Again, the classwork will be differentiated.  Students who need more time on a concept will receive it. Those who need more challenge can move ahead if desired.  I will monitor all aspects of success and struggle and parents will be able to see their student's progress as well.  Students will be required to strive for an 80% on each learning target that has been taught and then assigned.  This demonstrates a baseline of mastery of the concept for the teacher. If desired, students can move beyond 80% as the questions often become more rigorous.  A diagnostic aspect of my program will allow me to see areas of strength and weakness and communicate with parents regarding specific points of need or challenge.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Michael Thurman, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
An Elementary Math Teacher for Many Years with Proven Success
100 total reviews
120 completed classes

About Me

Hi, there! My name is Mr. Thurman and I enjoy teaching math. And, at “Math You Can Do” we’re always cooking up some good “recipes” for a tasty math experience! I was a public and private school educator for 36 years, and have experience teaching... 
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