# Sixth-Grade Math Curriculum and Lesson Plans

Teaching 6th-grade math will require a comprehensive math curriculum at your fingertips to help you teach your child effectively while making learning math fun.

In order to ensure that your child reaches their learning targets, it’s important that the 6th-grade math program you choose correlates to all state standards and provides plenty of opportunities for practice. This will help your child gain confidence as they master new math concepts.

## What Math Should a 6th Grader Already Know?

The major math strands for a sixth-grade curriculum are number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, and spatial sense, measurement, and functions, and probability. While these math strands might surprise you, they cover the basics of what a sixth grader should learn in math.

Students in 6th grade should already master math facts to help them understand more advanced math concepts. Some of the skills your child should already know going into sixth grade include:

- Comparing and ordering numbers using place value chart and number lines
- Multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers and 3-digit by 3-digit numbers
- Determining the greatest common factor and least common multiple
- Reading and writing numbers to the thousandths in written and standard form
- Adding mixed numbers with and without regrouping
- Measuring right, acute, obtuse, and straight angles using a protractor
- Writing and evaluating algebraic expressions

If your student needs to review 5th-grade math concepts, you can easily access those lessons thanks to our flexible grade-level options that give you access to one level above and one below your child’s default grade.

## Sixth-Grade Math Objectives

At the beginning of the school year, you should define some 6th-grade math goals and objectives for your student. Below is a general idea of the 6th-grade math objectives your child should be working towards.

- Understand pre-algebra concepts such as using variables to simplify expressions
- Identify decimal place value; compare and order decimals using a number line
- Use frequency tables and identify appropriate intervals
- Know how to use ratios and rates to compare data
- Locate and plot points on a coordinate graph using ordered pairs
- Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents

## Sixth-Grade Math Scope & Sequence

## Why Choose Time4Learning Sixth-Grade Math Homeschool Curriculum

Our 6th-grade math curriculum can be used as the main homeschool program or as a supplement to other curricula and after-school students. Thousands of families consistently trust Time4Learning to teach all the crucial concepts students must know and help them reach all their objectives for the year.

Time4Learning’s adaptable program allows students to work across grade levels. For example, if your student is “at-level” in language arts but ahead in math, they could use the sixth-grade language arts curriculum and the suggested 7th-grade math curriculum.

Alternatively, if your sixth grader attends a brick-and-mortar school or uses another homeschool program, Time4Learning’s math curriculum can be used as a supplement to get back on track. You can use the lesson plans to locate specific topics and concepts, and students are able to work at their own pace and skip around and/or repeat lessons.