Sixth Grade Math Activities & Curriculum

Sixth grade math curriculum should rely on many learning tools – lessons with interactive activities, printable worksheets, reinforcement exercises, assessments and math strands.

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.

Sixth Grade Math – What are the Standards and Curriculum?

Time4Learning teaches a comprehensive sixth grade math curriculum using fun activities to build a solid math foundation in the following five major math strands:

Number Theory and Systems

In sixth grade math, students will be expected to:

  • Students will use roman numerals to solve problems
  • Apply strategies in order to solve real-life problems
  • Round, compare, and order whole numbers up to one trillion

Basic arithmetic is an important skill for sixth grade math. The children will learn to:

  • 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

Sixth grade math students will be learning about fractions and decimals including:

  • Identify least common denominator as well greatest common factor
  • Students will compare and order fractions including using a number line
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions with like and unlike denominators

Sixth grade math students will be learning about integers and graphing which includes:

  • Students will use integers to describe real-life situations and show them on a number line
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using integers
  • Students will use deductive or inductive reasoning, process of elimination or work backwards to solve real-life problems

Algebraic Thinking

Sixth grade math students will be learning about integers and graphing which includes:

  • Students will use integers to describe real-life situations and show them on a number line
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using integers
  • Students will use various graphs to analyze and present data
  • Students will use deductive or inductive reasoning, process of elimination or work backwards to solve real-life problems

Geometry and Spatial Sense

  • Students will be able to classify points, rays, lines, line segments and planes
  • Students will learn to find the area and circumference of given shapes
  • Students will find the missing term in a geometric pattern and use tessellations
  • Classify translations, rotations, and reflections on a coordinate grid

Measurement

During sixth grade math, children will show a basic understanding of measuring lengths, weights, capacity and time by selecting appropriate units to use for measurement including:

  • Identify the property tool and perform conversions using the metric system and the customary system
  • Determine the approximate measurement to the nearest unit and use reasonableness to determine the best unit for measurement
  • Will communicate the process for solving problems, describe the steps and solve a simpler problem in real-life problems

*Math Standards are defined by each state. Time4Learning bases its use of standards on the national bodies that recommend curriculum and standards and the interpretations of it by a sampling of states notably Florida, Texas, and California.

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Functions and Probability

Sixth grade math students will be able to identify function relationships and solve and interpret on graphs. They will also:

  • Determine possible outcomes and represent probability with ratios
  • Compare events, compliments and list outcomes using theoretical probability
  • Identify different between dependent and independent events

Sixth Grade Math Curriculum and Standards Summary

Sixth grade math lessons and activities that cover just one or two of these five strands are narrow and lead to a weak understanding of math.

But with Time4Learning’s comprehensive math program, children are placed in the sequence based on their current skills. Math becomes fun! Parents can participate and watch how new concepts are introduced progressively and mastered through practice. Help your child excel in math and start learning today. Want to know more? Try the demo math lessons.

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