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Donna Bergonzi
Math Teacher
CCMS Room 121
 
 

Recent Posts

Final Defense for the School Year (during class time)

Defense Dates (during class time)
- Wed, June 6 (Periods 4 and 6)
- Thurs, June 7 (Periods 1 and 3)
 
Math 6
The Expressions Defense is happening in class on June 6 or 7. If you need to take an additional Defense as well (like the Geometry, Fractions, or Integers Defense), then you will need to schedule an after school time with Mrs. Bergonzi before the end of May.
 
Accelerated Math 6
The Expressions Defense is happening in class on June 6 or 7. If you need to take an additional Defense as well (like the Decimals, Geometry, or Fractions Defense), then you will need to schedule an after school time with Mrs. Bergonzi before the end of May.

Practice Packet for the Accelerated Math 7 Placement Test (for Math 6 students only)

Math Placement for 7th Grade
 
Students currently in the regular Math 6 class ...
Students who demonstrate satisfactory work habits in Math 6 and earn an A in the Math 6 class for Semester 1 and the 3rd Quarter may request the opportunity to take a placement test at the end of the school year to determine readiness for placement into Accelerated Math 7 in seventh grade. 

 

The placement will be given after school on May 31st (in Room 121). Please note that this option will require additional study and preparation by the student as many of the standards required for Accelerated Math 7 are not taught in the Math 6 class. The attached packet will let you see the skills that will be assessed on the placement test. Please contact your child’s math teacher for additional information.

Accelerated Math 6 Students 
No placement test is needed for students who are currently in Accelerated Math 6. Students in Accelerated Math 6 who have maintained an A or B average throughout the year are automatically placed into Accelerated Math 7 next year. The placement test is intended for students who are in regular Math 6 and want to move to the accelerated pathway in 7th grade.

 

 

Accelerated 6 Unit 5 Defense (Decimals)

DEFENSE Date:  Thursday, Feb 8 (after school) in RM 121

To prepare, complete the following:

STEP 1: Add your name to the Unit 5 Defense sign-up sheet located in the back of the math classroom (by Tues, Feb 6).

STEP 2: Attend PAWs for practice with Mrs. B on Thurs, Jan 25 Oor Thurs, Feb 1 (or both dates, if you'd really like to practice!)

STEP 3: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!

All students who take a Defense must prepare for it! Here are some ways to practice:

  • Rework all problems you missed the first time around from Goal Problems, the original test, and homework assignments. This is the BEST way to prepare! Check with another person to verify that you are doing the work correctly.  You can also check your work using the Answer Keys posted online.
  • Come get help on Thursdays after school in Room 121. Bring your original test so you can review your mistakes and ask questions about problem areas.

***REMINDER - Your new Defense score will replace your original test score.  Only take the Defense if you have practiced appropriately and have a better understanding of the concepts. ***

Winter Math Practice Ideas

Dear Students and Families,

Happy Holidays!! I hope that you enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation.  There is no official homework over the winter break.  However, here are some suggestions if you are thinking about practicing math.                   

                                                Sincerely, Mrs. Bergonzi

1)  IXL Skills Practice: https://www.ixl.com/signin/culvercityms

(username is first initial and last name (ex; dbergonzi); Password is student’s nine-digit school ID number.)

Accelerated Math 6:

  • Practice skills related to our current unit (Rational Numbers – Decimals). Select practice in the 7th grade area, “Operations with Decimals (Section E) and “Rational Numbers” (Section H).
  • Students in Accelerated Math 6 should be able to fluently calculate with integers (positive and negative whole numbers). Select practice in the 7th grade area called “Operations with Integers” (C.3, C.5, C.7) to hone your skills.

Math 6:

  1. Practice skills related to our current unit (Geometry). Select practice in the 6th grade area “Geometric Measurement” related to perimeter and area (Sections FF.1 to FF.6).
  2. B) Students in Math 6 should be able to fluently calculate with decimals and whole numbers. Select practice in the 6th grade area related to Whole Numbers (Section A, B, and C), Decimals (Sections F, G, and H) and Mixed Operations (Section O.1 to O.6) to hone these skills.

2)  Practice for the CAASPP Tests: In the spring, students will take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in Math and Language Arts.  Practicing the released questions helps you to know how the questions will be asked and what kinds of questions will appear.  Go to http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/ and click on the green box (Student Interface) to find the sample tests and tasks. Click through the pre-filled “Guest” pages, choose “Grade 6” and  then select a practice test.

3) Review What You Have Learned: Look over your class notes and Unit Assessments to review the concepts that we have learned so far this year. 

Accelerated Math 6: These concepts are Unit 1: Ratios, Rates, & Conversions, Unit 2: Percent, Unit 3: Integers,  Unit 4: Graphing on the Coordinate Plane; and Unit 5: Rational Numbers – Decimals (this is our current unit).

Math 6: These concepts are Unit 1: Ratios, Rates, & Conversions, Unit 2: Percent, Unit 3: Whole Number and Decimal Fluency, Unit 4: Numerical Expressions, and Unit 5: Geometry (this is our current unit). 

  • There are a lot of online videos that you could watch. One website that is very popular for instructional videos and extra practice is The Khan Academy. http://www.khanacademy.org/
  • Check the CCMS website (ccms.ccusd.org), and specifically Mrs. Bergonzi’s page, for additional practice opportunities. Redo previous homework assignments, or scroll down the posts and look for a wide-variety of practice websites and handouts to complete.

Semester 1 Defenses are this week!

Final Defenses for the first semester will be offered on the following dates. These will occur after school in Room 121.

Defense Dates (choose one):

Monday, December 11

Thursday, December 14

Reminder: The new Defense score will replace the original Unit Test score, regardless of whether the score goes up or down. Be sure to prepare!

Sign-ups for Defenses will be in Room 121.  Be sure to get your name on the list and check with Mrs. Bergonzi if you need ideas on how to prepare and practice.  

If you are unable to make these after school times, please see Mrs. Bergonzi and we will figure another Defense date for you.

IXL Math - Practice Resource

We now have a school-wide subscription to IXL Math!   Students will learn how to use this in math class over the next week or so. Every student will be given a username and password shortly. Below is the link.
 

ACC 6 - Unit 3 Integers DEFENSE

Integers DEFENSE Date:  Monday, Dec 4 (after school) in RM 121

To prepare, complete the following:

STEP 1: Add your name to the Unit 3 Defense sign-up sheet located in the back of the math classroom (by Fri, Dec 1).

STEP 2: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!

All students who take a Defense must prepare for it! Here are some ways to practice:

  • Rework all problems you missed the first time around from Goal Problems, the original test, and homework assignments. This is the BEST way to prepare! Check with another person to verify that you are doing the work correctly.  You can also check your work using the Answer Keys posted online.
  • Come get help on Thursdays after school in Room 121. Bring your original test so you can review your mistakes and ask questions about problem areas.
  • If you need practice with a basic skills, sign on to IXL ixl.com/signin/culvercityms. To access, you must sign-on with your new IXL username (first initial followed by last name. For example: dbergonzi) and password (your CCMS Student ID#). Go to Math >> Click on Seventh Grade Skills >> Operations with Integers (Section C). Solve practice problems and read the helpful hints if you are not getting the correct answers.  
  • Go to the ACC Math 6 Resources site and redo all the integers homework assignments.  Check your work with the answer keys!   https://sites.google.com/ccusd.org/math6
     
    To access, you must be signed in to your CCUSD account.
     
    If you get a "404 error" it probably means that you have another email account open on your computer that is not associated with CCUSD. Close that account and try the link again. 

***REMINDER - Your new Defense score will replace your original test score.  Only take the Defense if you have practiced appropriately and have a better understanding of the concepts. ***

MATH 6 - Unit 2 Percents Defense coming

Percents DEFENSE Date:  Thursday, Nov 16 (after school) in RM 121

To prepare, complete the following:

STEP 1: Add your name to the Unit 2 Defense sign-up sheet located in the back of the math classroom (by Wed, Nov 15).

STEP 2: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!!

All students who take a Defense must prepare for it! Here are some ways to practice:

  • Rework all problems you missed the first time around from Goal Problems, the original test, and homework assignments. This is the BEST way to prepare! Check with another person to verify that you are doing the work correctly.  You can also check your work using the Answer Keys posted online.
  • Come get help on Mondays after school in Room 121. Bring your original test so you can review your mistakes and ask questions about problem areas.
  • If you need practice with a basic skills, sign on to IXL ixl.com/signin/culvercityms. To access, you must sign-on with your new IXL username (first initial followed by last name. For example: dbergonzi) and password (your CCMS Student ID#). Go to Math >> Click on Sixth Grade Skills >> Percents (Section S). Solve practice problems and read the helpful hints if you are not getting the correct answers.  
  • Go to the Math 6 Resources site and redo all the percents homework assignments. The Unit Review sheets are the most like the test. Check your work with the answer keys!   https://sites.google.com/ccusd.org/math6
     
    To access, you must be signed in to your CCUSD account.
     
    If you get a "404 error" it probably means that you have another email account open on your computer that is not associated with CCUSD. Close that account and try the link again. 

***REMINDER - Your new Defense score will replace your original test score.  Only take the Defense if you have practiced appropriately and have a better understanding of the concepts. ***

REMINDER: After school help is available!

If you need it, come get help in math after school in Room 121 (2:30 - 3:00pm).

Mondays - Math 6 Students

Thursdays - Accelerated Math 6 Students