Course Title: Grade 6 Math
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Course Description
The 6th grade Math course uses comprehension, precision, and application skills to learn mathematical concepts and processes. The primary objective of the course is to teach students to think like mathematicians who become wellinformed, problemsolving citizens. Students will examine concepts covered in the Big Ideas textbook.
Power Standards
 Comprehend vocabulary and explain mathematical processes.
 Compute with precision “naked number” problems showing work stepbystep.
 Apply and interpret word problems and concepts.
Course Outline
Semester One: The Number System and Proportional Relationships & Algebraic Thinking
Guiding Questions 
Learning Objectives 
 How can you use previous understanding of number operations to understand new concepts in numerical expressions?
 How does changing the order of operations affect the outcome?
 How does an answer change when a factor or divisor is greater than or less than one?
 How can the relationship between numbers be represented?
 How can proportional thinking help you find the percent, decimal and fraction of a number?
 How can you use algebra to represent real life?
 How can you use variables and algebraic expressions to solve mathematical problems?
 How are numbers less than zero represented?
 How can inverse operations help you solve an equation or inequality?

 Fluently divide multidigit numbers
 Divide fractions and mixed numbers, and solve word problems involving division of fractions
 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide multidigit decimals efficiently
 Find the Greatest Common Factor of two whole numbers less than 100 and the Least Common Multiple of two whole numbers less than 12
 Write and evaluate numerical expressions using wholenumber exponents
 Understand ratios, rates, and unit rates, and compare ratios using tables
 Find percent as a rate of 100
 Solve problems finding the whole, given part and percent
 Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units
 Write and evaluate algebraic expressions
 Find the Greatest Common Factor in algebraic expressions
 Apply mathematical properties to that expressions are equivalent
 Describe quantities with positive and negative numbers
 Compare and order integers and absolute value numbers
 Graph ordered pairs in a coordinate plane
 Determine if a value is a solution
 Solve onestep equations & inequalities

Summative Projects: Unit Exams 
Semester Two: Geometry (area & volume) & Statistics
Guiding Questions 
Learning Objectives 
 How is geometry used in real life problem solving?
 How are area formulas related and derived from each other?
 How can you interpret and understand drawings and models of 3D solids to find their surface area and volume?
 How can tell if a survey question is statistically strong?
 How can you best describe the value of a data set?
 How is the variation of a data set different than its measure of center?
 How can data best be represented graphically?

 Find areas of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons
 Find the distance between coordinate points
 Draw polygons in the coordinate plane and find side lengths
 Use nets of rectangles and triangles to find surface area
 Find volume of prisms
 Recognizes statistical questions as highly variable, and the data collected can be described by center, spread, and shape
 Use measures of center to summarize data with a single number
 Use measures of variation (spread) to describe how data varies
 Display data on number lines, dot plots, stem andleaf plots, histograms, and boxandwhisker plots
 Choose appropriate measures of center and variation based on shape of data

Summative Projects: Unit Exams 

Career and Life Skills 
Social and Cross Cultural 
The student respects and contributes to the diverse learning community by:
 Honoring the ideas and opinions of others and
 Interacting effectively and appropriately with others.

Productivity and Accountability 
The student takes ownership of work and actions by:
 Completing assignments on time
 Arriving prepared and on time
 Managing time

Initiative and Self Direction 
The student demonstrates independence by:
 Selfadvocating for assistance or resources
 Persevering through rigorous/challenging tasks
 Utilizing feedback
