Grade 6 Mathematics
The focus of the sixth grade curriculum is a deep understanding of the how and why of the math we are learning. Students will build their math understanding and learn to apply their skills to problem-solving situations and use various estimation techniques to check reasonableness.
Students will move through the concepts throughout the year following a concrete – pictorial – abstract method. This stretches from common factors and common multiples early in the year, through fractional operations, rates, ratios, and percents. If time allows, students will engage with geometry and start some pre-algebra topics.
In addition to the current curriculum, students will spend time completing challenging problems and projects that incorporate multiple concepts in one activity. These may include: Create a Floor Plan, Design a Quilt, and Budgeting for Vacation. Students will spend class time investigating these concepts using fun activities. Students are typically sectioned by their pacing abilities.
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