6th Grade Math Lesson Plans

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Math Lesson Plan – 6th Grade Curriculum

Total Activities: 496

Students will use roman numerals to solve problems.
Students will find equivalent forms for whole numbers.
Students will compare and order whole numbers up to one trillion.
Students will round whole numbers up to one trillion.
Students will estimate whole numbers when solving problems.
Students will add and subtract whole numbers up to one trillion.
Students will multiply and divide whole numbers up to four digits.
Students will divide whole numbers with the dividend being no larger than five digits and the divisor being no more than three digits.
Students will apply strategies in order to solve real-life problems.
Students will evaluate expressions using exponents and square roots.
Students will apply the order of operations in order to solve problems.
Students will use variables in order to simplify expressions.
Students will apply properties of addition and multiplication when solving problems.
Students will identify patterns, arithmetic and geometric sequences.
Students will solve one-step equations using only whole numbers.
Students will find the perimeter of given shapes.
Students will identify the area of a given shape.
Students will use choose the method for computation and use models and concrete objects to solve real-life problems.
Students will identify decimal place value and write the number in standard, written and expanded form.
Students will compare and order decimals including using a number line.
Students will round and estimate decimals in performing all four operations.
Students will add and subtract decimals using money.
Students will multiply and round decimals.
Students will divide by whole numbers and decimals.
Students will compare rational numbers using scientific notation.
Identify and use knowledge of the author’s purpose by analyzing how the literary technique of mood contributes to the comprehension of a literary or expository text.
Students will solve one-step equations with decimals using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Students will use the guess and check and reasonableness strategies in order to solve real-life problems.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of comprehension skills on grade level appropriate literary and expository passages, with questions that simulate a high-stakes assessment.
Students will find the lowest common multiple of more than two numbers.
Students will find the least common denominator for two or more fractions.
Students will divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 for sets of numbers.
Students will solve problems using prime factorization.
Students will find the factors of whole numbers by listing factors and using prime factorization.
Students will simplify fractions with prime factorization and greatest common factor. Students will also show division remainders as simplified fractions.
Students will find equivalent fractions by finding the missing variable and applying concepts used to find equivalent fractions for improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Students will find equivalent forms for decimals and fraction including repeating decimals.
Students will compare and order fractions including using a number line.
Students will round fractions to the nearest half number and estimate sums, differences, products and quotients.
Students will add and subtract fractions with like denominators.
Students will add fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.
Students will subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.
Students will multiply fractions and mixed numbers.
Students will divide fractions and mixed numbers.
Students will solve one-step equations using fractions and all four operations.
Students will use integers to describe real-life situations and show them on a number line.
Students will compare integers and rational numbers.
Students will add and subtract using integers.
Students will multiply and divide using integers.
Students will solve one step equations with integers including fractions and decimals.
Students will use deductive or inductive reasoning, process of elimination or work backwards to solve real-life problems.
Students will select appropriate representation and present data while justifying their choice.
Students will use frequency tables and identify appropriate intervals.
Students will use Venn Diagrams, stem-and-leaf plots and line plots.
Students will use bar graphs and histograms to answer questions.
Students will read and interpret line graphs, double line graphs and line plots.Students will use bar graphs and histograms to answer questions.
Students will create double bar and line graphs.
Students will locate and plot points on a coordinate graph using ordered pairs.
Students will identify outliers, range, mean, median and mode.
Students will work with fair surveys.
Students will read and interpret stem and leaf plots.
Students will read, interpret and create box and whisker graphs.
Students will make a table, an organized list, draw a picture or use logic to solve problems.
Students will identify the property tool and perform conversions using the metric system.
Students will use correct tools and perform conversions using the customary system of measurement.
Students will find the approximate measurement to the nearest unit and use reasonableness to determine the best unit for measurement.
Students will estimate and find measures of time and elapsed time as well as customary and metric temperature.
Students will find area and perimeter of quadrilaterals.
Students will communicate the process for solving problems, describe the steps and solve a simpler problem in real-life problems.
Students will solve proportions and ratios as decimals and percents.
Students will set up proportions and solve unit rates and problems using geometric pictures.
Students will solve problems with rates and simple interest.
Students will use grids to make scale drawings and use maps to find actual distance.
Students will show equivalent forms of percents in fractions and decimals and solve problems that are greater than 100%.
Students will read and interpret circle graphs and identify appropriate graphs given percent values.
Students will find the percent of a number, the whole or the percent.
Students will find price using sales tax and discounts.
Students will make predictions from data and solve multi-step problems.
Students will identify points, rays, lines, line segments and planes.
Students will measure and classify angles, solve problems involving unknown angles, find the sum of angles in polygons and identify special angles.
Students will classify lines as parallel, perpendicular or skew.
Students will identify similar triangles with proportions and classify by side or angle.
Students will find the missing measures using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Students will identify name of shape by sides.
Students will identify characteristics of three-dimensional figures using faces, edges and vertices and identify different views.
Students will classify quadrilaterals and find cross sections.
Students will find the missing term in a geometric pattern and use tessellations.
Students will apply concepts of congruency, similarity and symmetry.
Students will identify translations, rotations and reflections on a coordinate grid.
Students will estimate and find area of regular and irregular figures. Students will also compare diameter and radius.
Students will find area and circumference of a circle.
Students will find missing sides with similar triangles.
Students will find the surface area.
Students will find volume of prisms, cubes and cylinders.
Students will use a formula to solve a problem and relate math ideas to other content areas in real-life problems.
Students will identify function relationships and solve and interpret on graphs.
Students will find the distance between two points and plot points on 4 quadrants.
Students will draw conclusions from data and justify why an answer is reasonable.
Students will determine possible outcomes and represent probability with ratios.
Students will find the probability of an event.
Students will compare events, compliments and list outcomes using theoretical probability.
Students will identify different between dependent and independent events.
Students will find combinations and permutations.
Students will solve problems by writing and equation and simplifying algebraic expressions.
Students will use numeric digits and words to read and write numbers including the trillions. Students will use the signs <, > and = to order and compare numbers including the trillions.
Students round to the nearest thousand, nearest ten thousand, nearest hundred thousand and nearest million. Students develop number sense, identify different ways of representing numbers, and visualize and represent numerical relationships.
Students will apply the divisibility rules of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 to various numbers. (Divisibility, divide, division, number sense)
Students will find the greatest common factor among 2 or more numbers. (Numeration, factor, GCF, greatest common factor, multiple)
Students will identify powers of 10 through the 6th power.
Students will write numbers in scientific notation and convert scientific notation to standard form. (Scientific notation, powers of ten, exponent, base, decimal)
Students will use the signs <, > and = to compare rational numbers in scientific notation. (Scientific notation, powers of ten, exponent, base, decimal, greater than, less than, equal, compare)
Students will identify and represent integers and rational numbers on a number line. (Number lines, integers, rational numbers, intervals, converting fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, terminating decimals, repeating decimals)
Students will use the symbols <, > and = to compare integers. (Comparing integers, inequalities, less than, greater than, number lines)
Students will define absolute value and its opposite. (absolute value, opposites, integers, distance)
Students will analyze and solve problems using number-sense skills and strategies. Students will develop number sense, identify different ways of representing numbers, and visualize and represent numerical relationships.
Students will identify mathematical concepts and apply them to everyday experiences. Students will develop number sense, identify different ways of representing numbers, and visualize and represent numerical relationships.
Students will describe and apply the commutative, associative, and distributive properties. (Algebra, properties, Commutative, Associative, Distributive)
Students will evaluate exponential expressions and explore relationships of exponents and roots. (Exponent, base, power, index, square, root, square number, cubed number)
Students will apply the order of operations including exponents and roots. (Orders of operations, PEMDAS, add, subtract, multiply, divide)
Students will add and subtract using five-digit numbers including subtracting across zeros. Students will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers in problem-solving situations.
Students will estimate sums and differences. Students will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers in problem-solving situations.
Students will multiply and divide whole numbers. (Multiply, divide, remainder, factor, product, quotient, divisor, dividend, multiplication, division)
Students will estimate products and quotients using a variety of estimating techniques including front-end, compatible numbers and rounding. (Compatible numbers, front-end estimation, rounding, products, quotients, divide, multiplication, division)
Students will demonstrate mental computation strategies for multiplication and division by powers of 10. Students will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers in problem-solving situations.
Students will solve division problems by writing the remainders as a decimal. (Divide, division, decimal remainders, quotients, divisor, dividend)
Students will use a calculator to add, subtract, multiply and divide up to five-digit numbers. Students will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers in problem-solving situations.
Students use a variety of problem-solving strategies to analyze and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. Students will use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers in problem-solving situations.
Students will convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions and add and subtract mixed numbers and fractions having like and unlike denominators with regrouping. (Fractions, add, subtract, mixed numbers, improper fractions, denominators, numerators)
Students will use the signs <, > and =, compare mixed numbers and fractions having like and unlike denominators.
Students will add and subtract mixed numbers and fractions having like and unlike denominators.
Students will multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers and fractions. (Fractions, multiply, denominator, numerator, mixed numbers, improper fractions)
Students will divide whole numbers by fractions, fractions by fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers and fractions. (Fractions, divide, denominator, numerator, mixed numbers, improper fractions)
Students will read, write and order decimals to the nearest hundred thousandth.
Students will write decimals up to the hundred thousandths in expanded form. Students will demonstrate understanding of the mathematical concepts of fractions, decimals, ratios, and percentages.
Students will round decimals to the nearest hundredth, to the nearest thousandth and to the nearest ten thousandth, estimate decimal sums and differences through the nearest hundred thousandth and add and subtract decimals through the hundred thousandths.
Students will multiply decimals and round decimals to the nearest hundredth, thousandth and ten thousandth. (Multiplying decimals, partial products, rounding decimals, estimation, place value)
Students will divide decimals by whole numbers and decimals by other decimals. (Dividing decimals, remainders, compatible numbers, powers of ten)
Students will convert between fractions and decimals. (Converting fractions, place value, reducing fractions, numerator, denominator, decimal equivalence)
Students will define and identify terminating and repeating decimals. (terminating decimals, quotient, repeating decimals)
Students will convert between fractions, decimals and percentages.
Students will calculate the percent of a number. (What is 25% of 100?)
Students will find an unknown number when a percentage of the number is known.
Students will solve problems involving percentages greater than 100. (match with diagrams)
Students will solve problems involving percent increase and decrease such as sales tax and discounts.
Students will solve problems using simple interest.
Students will compare two values or variables as ratios, using appropriate notations such as a/b, a to b and a:b.
Students will solve proportions including problems involving proportions with one unknown through cross products.
Students will solve problems involving rates.
Students will analyze and solve word problems using fraction, decimal, ratio and percentage skills and strategies.
Students will identify and apply pattern rules using diagrams, charts, lists and tables. Students will identify and extend figurate number patterns. (triangular, square, etc.)
Students will express function rules using algebraic symbols. (e.g. add 2 expressed as n + 2)
Students will identify functional relationships and complete function tables. Students will identify algebraically the rule used to generate a group of ordered pairs.
Students will solve problems and model real-world situations using patterns and functions.
Students will add and subtract integers and define the Additive Inverse, Identity Element of Addition and the Equality Property.
Students will multiply and divide integers and define the multiplicative inverse, zero property, identity element of multiplication and the equality property.
Students use integers in real-life situations.
Students will simplify algebraic expressions.
Students will simplify algebraic expressions.
Students will solve one-step algebraic equations with a variable and express the solution on a number line.
Students will solve two-step algebraic equations with a variable and express the solution on a number line.
Students will write and solve simple linear equations for word problems and explain reasoning orally or in writing.
Students will solve algebraic inequalities with a variable. Students will graph the solution set of an algebraic inequality on a number line.
Students will identify and draw points, line segments, angles, rays, planes, parts of a circle and horizontal, vertical, perpendicular, parallel and intersecting lines.
Students will classify, describe and compare two-dimensional geometric figures. Students will define and identify attributes of three-dimensional figures.
Students will use a ruler and compass to construct parallelograms.
Students will investigate and determine the relationship between the diameter and circumference of a circle and the value of pi.
Students will use a protractor to measure and classify acute, right, obtuse and straight angles.
Students will define and identify altitudes, midpoints, diagonals, angle bisectors and perpendicular bisectors.
Students will define and identify adjacent, vertical, interior, exterior, complementary and supplementary angles. Students will define and identify alternate interior, alternate exterior, corresponding and vertical angles.
Students will use a compass and straightedge to construct equilateral, right and isosceles triangles.
Students will find the measure of the third angle of triangles when given the measure of two angles.
Students will use proportions to find the length of a missing side when given the length of two sides of similar triangles.
Students will plot points on a four quadrant coordinate plane by determining and using ordered pairs of positive and negative whole numbers.
Students will locate, give the coordinates of and graph plane figures which are the results of translations or reflections in the first quadrant.
Students will explore line and rotational symmetry of objects using transformations.
Students will identify and classify cross sections of three-dimensional figures.
Students will use geometric models to solve problems using two-dimensional attributes of three-dimensional figures.
Students will use proportional reasoning to determine distances on a map.
Students will identify and use geometric concepts in areas other than mathematics such as science, architecture, art and everyday life.
Students will identify varied units of time including seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries and millenniums. Students will relate time by using fractions of an hour or a year.
Students will use schedules, calendars and elapsed time to solve real-world problems. Students will interpret and create time schedules. Students will solve problems involving time zones.
Students solve problems involving rates, average speed, distance and time.
Students will estimate the length, weight/mass and capacity/volume of an object and compare the estimate with an actual measurement.
Students will determine lengths, weights and capacities using proportional reasoning and indirect measurement.
Students will choose the proper tool/unit for measurement and convert between units in the metric system.
Students will determine length, mass and capacity using proportional reasoning and indirect measurement.
Students will use common units of measurement when solving problems involving addition and subtraction of different units.
Students will select and use appropriate units, tools and formulas to solve problems involving length, area, time, temperature, capacity and weight.
Students will make comparisons with measurements in metric and customary units. Students determine the best unit for measurement.
Students will convert units from one system to another.
Students will determine missing units using proportional reasoning and indirect measurement.
Students will make scale drawings using centimeter grids to relate scale to ratio.
Students will use formulas to calculate the perimeter and area of triangles and parallelograms. (breaking polygons into components)
Students will use the formulas A = (1/2)bh and P = s1 + s2 + s3 to find the area and perimeter of triangles.
Students will compare perimeter and area and understand that two figures can have the same measures on one attribute but not on another.
Students will use formulas to calculate the area and circumference of circles.
Students will use the formula volume = area of base x height (V = A x h) to find the volume of rectangular prisms.
Students will use a calculator to find the area of triangles and parallelograms, the volume of rectangular prisms and the circumference of circles.
Students will identify steps involved with conducting a survey to generate accurate data. Students will record and organize data in a clear and concise manner using tally tables and frequency tables.
Students will summarize data by determining the range, outliers and measures of central tendency (mean, mode, median) based on given data.
Students will create and interpret graphs that compare including bar graphs, histograms and circle graphs based on given data.
Students will use a variety of sources to collect, organize and display data about local, state, national and world populations.
Students will solve problems requiring interpretation and application of data organized in tables and graphs.
Students will calculate the probability of an event and its complement. (odds for and against, in proportions and percentages)
Students will analyze and solve problems using ratio, percentage and probability skills and strategies. Students will explore the terms fair and equally likely in game events.
Students will determine and express ratios in a variety of ways and find and use equivalent ratios and express them as decimals and percentages.

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