Grade 6

Math Is Real Life

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Mathematics Common Core 6:  A Story of Ratios Ms. Paton/ Extra help is available during study hall, lunch, or after school by appointment.

This course will focus on many different aspects of a student’s learning experience and the ability to apply the mathematical practices.  The first emphasis is on study habits, including homework, note-taking, study skills, and test taking.  Mastery of basic skills in arithmetic is second.  The third point of emphasis and most challenging is the ability to apply the processes and proficiencies addressed in the Mathematical Practices.

Sixth grade mathematics is about (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

Key Areas of Focus for Grade 6:  
-ratios and proportional reasoning
-early expressions and equations

Required Fluency:

6.NS.2 Multi-digit division

6.NS.3 Multi-digit decimal operations Mathematical Practices: 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Learning Standards:

Module 1: Ratios and Unit Rates

*Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems

Module 2: Arithmetic Operations Including Dividing by a Fraction

*Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

*Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

Module 3: Rational Numbers

*Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.

Module 4: Expressions and Equations

*Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

*Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

*Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.

Module 5: Area, Surface Area, and Volume Problems

*Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.

*Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.

*Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

Module 6: Statistics

*Develop understanding of statistical variability.

*Summarize and describe distributions.

Grading Policy 10% Participation 20% Media Research 30% Quizzes 40% Tests &Projects

Report Card Rating 1-5

Textbook Online
Fractions + - x / - notes & questions
Long Division with 2 digit Divisor-video
Math Millionaire-Algebraic Expressions-game
Distribution & Combining Like Terms
Distribution & Combining Like Terms Practice