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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.

Chapter 3: Decimal Addition and Subtraction

  • decimals and place values
  • measuring metric lengths
  • ordering and rounding decimals
  • decimal estimation
  • adding and subtracting decimals

Chapter 5: Number Patterns and Fractions

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

Chapter 6: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

  • fraction estimation
  • fractions with common and different denominators
  • adding a subtracting mixed numbers

Chapter 7: Multiplication and Division of Fractions

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

Chapter 9: Geometric Figures

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

Chapter 11: Integers

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

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