Math 6 Course Outline

The Math 6 course is designed to strengthen the student’s ability to perform arithmetical operations. Special emphasis will be placed on mental math for students who have not yet mastered addition and times tables. Students will also be expected to develop the ability to present their work in a clear and legible manner. The course will introduce students to more challenging problems and will begin the process of relating word problems to mathematical expressions and calculations. The idea of algebraic expressions and unknown quantities will be introduced. This course uses Middle School Math Course 1 by Larson, Boswell, Kanold, & Stiff.

Semester I

Chapter 1: Number Sense and Algebraic Thinking

  • whole number operations and estimation
  • powers and exponents
  • order of operations
  • variables and expressions
  • equations and mental math

Chapter 2: Measurement and Statistics

  • measuring length, perimeters, and area
  • scale drawings
  • frequency tables, line plots, and bar graphs
  • circle graphs
  • mean, median, and mode

Chapter 3: Decimal Addition and Subtraction

  • decimals and place values
  • measuring metric lengths
  • order and rounding decimals
  • decimal estimation
  • add and subtracting decimals

Chapter 4: Decimal Multiplication and Division

  • multiplying decimals and whole numbers
  • the distributive property
  • dividing by whole numbers and decimals
  • mass and capacity
  • changing metric units

Chapter 5: Number Patterns and Fractions

  • prime factorization
  • greatest common factor and least common multiples
  • equivalent fractions
  • ordering fractions
  • mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • changing fractions to decimals

Semester II

Chapter 6: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

  • fraction estimation
  • fraction denominators
  • adding a subtracting mixed numbers
  • measures of time

Chapter 7: Multiplication and Division of Fractions

  • multiplying numbers and whole numbers
  • multiplying fractions and mixed numbers
  • dividing fractions and mixed numbers
  • weights and capacity
  • changing units

Chapter 8: Ratio, Proportion, and Percent

  • ratios and rates
  • solving proportions
  • proportions and scale drawings
  • understanding percentages
  • percents, decimals, and fractions
  • calculations with percents

Chapter 9: Geometric Figures

  • angles and triangles
  • quadrilaterals and polygons
  • congruent and similar figures
  • symmetry

Chapter 10: Geometry and Measurement

  • parallelogram and triangle areas
  • area and circumference of circle
  • solid figures
  • area and volume of prisms

Chapter 11: Integers

  • adding subtracting integers
  • multiplying and dividing integers
  • translations in the coordinate plane
  • reflections and rotations

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