• Welcome to Mrs. Houtras' Web page! 

    Please contact me at any time at shoutras@htsdnj.org 

    School begins on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 on a  ½ day schedule.  

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    red apple Information about your math class:  

    • Classroom Expectations: 

      Follow Codes of conduct from your assignment pads which you will receive at the start of school. Keep Assignment pad with you in every class.

      1. Follow classroom procedures. 
      2. Respect yourself, classmates, teachers, and the environment. 
      3. Be prepared for class. 
      4. Take pride in your work. 
      5. Think positive and try your best.
    • I am very excited to be your 6th grade math teacher this year !!!  My philosophy is that your most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.  We are here to support each other and grow together.  You do not have to be the best, you just have to try your best!  
    • Students for math classes will need a  1- 1/2 inch binder, dividers, notebook and some paper, a pencil case with red and blue pen for grading, a pack of pencils,  highlighter, box of tissues if you can, ear buds and a four-function calculator.  I do have some calculators if you are not able to bring your own right away. A folder will be sent home for hw and binder should be brought to class daily but may remain in school.  Also bring your chromebooks to school daily. 


     red apple Google Classrooms:  Please see all up-to-date instructions for Classwork/Homework in Google Classroom.  You should have been invited to the classrooms already.    

    Google Classroom:

    Period 1/3: 6th grade math


    Period 4/6: 6th grade Inclusion with Mrs. Smith, You should have been invited to Mrs. Smith's google classroom


    Period 7/9: 6th grade math




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    Attention Parents/Guardians/Students:

    Please visit your child's Powerschool Portal to view all upcoming due dates for assessments, projects, and homework.  You may also check assignment pad daily.



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     How your grade is calculated:

    (Summative Grades)=50% of grade:  Includes Tests, Projects, Research Papers, Essays, may include district formed assessments.

    (Formative Grade)= 40% of grade: Includes Quizzes, Notebook/Binder Checks, and Class Work.

    (Individual Practice)=10% of grade: Includes Homework Grade/classwork, Participation grade.


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     Schedule for 2022-23 school year.

    Pd 1/3:  Homeroom and 6th grade Math block in A1

    Pd 4/6:  6th grade Math Inclusion class with Mrs. Smith in A3.    Please visit Mrs. Smith's website and google classroom for classroom information.

    Pd 7/9: 6th grade Math block in Annex


    red apple   Course Overview:

    The math class is designed to cover new and foundational concepts.  Programs to be used are Into Math, V Math and supplemental materials. Concepts to be covered will be integers, fractions, decimals, understanding percent, simplifying expressions and interpreting equations, geometry concepts such as finding area and perimeter, and problem solving strategies.  Students will also be strengthening previous skills that may need attention.  Learner will use a multisensory approach to improve in areas.  Students will be given a participation grade as part of their individual practice as they, inquire, share, explain, and solve problems together. 

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