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6th Grade Math

Welcome to the Sixth Grade Math homepage! In sixth grade, students continue to build upon the foundation laid in previous years, focusing on key concepts such as fractions, decimals, and percentages, while also venturing into more complex topics like ratios and proportions. Sixth graders engage with algebraic thinking, exploring variables and basic equations, which sets the stage for more advanced algebraic concepts in the future. Geometry becomes more intricate as sixth graders explore properties of shapes and study area, volume, and surface area. Across all units of study, sixth graders will continue to be challenged to think critically, make real-world connections, and apply problem-solving skills.

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6th Grade Math Unit Materials

In this unit, students embark on a comprehensive journey through algebraic concepts. They learn to dissect, combine, and simplify expressions involving integers, fractions, and decimals, thereby strengthening their fluency in mathematical operations. Additionally, students explore the distributive property, laying a crucial foundation for more advanced algebraic manipulation. Click here to download all unit material.
In this unit, students learn how to make sense of positive and negative numbers in different situations, like temperature or elevation. They also become familiar with terms like “positive number,” “negative number,” “rational number,” “opposite,” and “absolute value.” They will explore the idea of opposites and absolute value by understanding that the absolute value of a number tells us how far it is from zero on the number line. Towards the end, students practice plotting pairs of positive and negative numbers on a graph, and they figure out how the signs of these numbers relate to where the point is located. They also use these coordinates to find out how far apart two points are horizontally or vertically. Click here to download all unit material.

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