Sixth Grade Math

Units on data and probability, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurement, algebra, and geometry introduce new concepts and provide opportunities to apply computational skills. Visual models and hands-on activities are used to solidify understanding of concepts and number relationships.
Units include:

  • Algebra: Students represented unknown numbers with variables and create pictorial representations of algebraic expressions using a bar model. 
  • Real Numbers: Student review the relationships between fractions, decimals, and percents and learn how to represent the results with a table of equivalent fractions, decimals and percents. 
  • Operations of Fractions: Students extend their understanding of fractions to solve word problems involving operations with fractions or mixed numbers with unlike denominators. 
  • Percents: Students calculate simple interest, commission and tip. Using store coupons found online, we wrote and solved our own retail discount and sales tax problems. 
  • Ratio and Proportion: Students examine Rene Magritte’s painting Personal Values and create their own versions of the painting with disproportionate objects representing important things in their lives. They solve problems that involve constant and variable rates, and applied their knowledge about distance, speed, and time in planning a road trip with Google Maps.
  • Angles and Angle Relationships: Students measure and draw angles using a protractor and applied what they learned to design Angle Bumper Stickers.
  • Data and Probability: Students learn the difference between measuring a population and taking a sample, and identify the difference between convenient and random sampling methods. Using dice, coins and spinners, we conducted trials to record the experimental probability of events.
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