Math: 6th Grade

  • Math 6

    As students transition to middle school mathematics, they will build on their understanding of number sense from elementary school and begin to learn the abstract components of mathematics. In sixth grade, math content will focus on six critical areas, including (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using those concepts to solve problems; (2) understanding division of fractions and extending the notion of number sense to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) using decimals to solve problems with all four operation; (4) writing, interpreting, solving, and using expressions and equations; (5) using the coordinate plane to solve problems with geometry and (6) developing understanding of statistical thinking. This work will lay the foundation for the focus on proportional reasoning and algebraic expressions in Math 7 and 8.

    Math 6/7

    Math 6/7 and Math 7/8, a two-year compacted course sequence, provides three years of mathematics content in two years, preparing students for Algebra 1 in 8th grade. Math 6/7 will focus on (1) ratio and proportional relationships; (2) number system operations (fractions, decimals, and rational numbers); (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions, equations, and inequalities; (4) geometric problem solving involving area, surface area, and volume and; (5) introducing statistics and probability. The compacted nature of the course will require students to be comfortable and proficient in learning math at an accelerated pace. Placement in Math 6/7 will be determined using a body of evidence to support students’ readiness for success in this course.

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