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Sixth Grade Core Learning Goals

Sixth grade students engage in problem solving, communication, reasoning, connecting and representing as they:

  • Move flexibly between fractions, decimal and percent representations
  • Order, model, and compare positive rational numbers (fractions, decimal, and percentages)
  • Apply the associative, commutative and distributive properties to simplify computations
  • Differentiate between rates and ratios, and use ratios to solve problems involving rates
  • Identify prime and composite numbers less than 100
  • Apply number theory concepts (i.e., factors, multiples)
  • Develop, analyze, and use algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals and mixed numbers
  • Multiply and divide fractions, decimals and mixed numbers
  • Apply grouping symbols to simplify calculations and evaluate expressions
  • Apply estimation strategies to a variety of problems
  • Develop and use formulas for finding the perimeter and area of polygons
  • Develop strategies for determining approximate perimeter and area of irregular shapes
  • Measure angles in degrees and determine relations of angles
  • Compare and/or determine elapsed time
  • Solve problems involving length, perimeter, area and/or volume of geometric figures
  • Identify, describe, compare, and classify polygons by their sides and angles
  • Estimate, measure and classify angles
  • Measure and find the ratio of the circumference and diameter of circular objects to obtain an estimation of π
  • Identify combinations of angles that are complementary or supplementary and determine their measures
  • Plot, identify, or match points to an ordered pair using the coordinate plane
  • Find, use, and interpret measures of central tendency and spread (mean, median, mode and range)
  • Construct and interpret stem and leaf plots, histograms, circle graphs, double bar graphs, line or double line graphs or line plots
  • Determine experimental probability of an event from a set of data
  • Use proportional reasoning to predict how often a simple probability event will occur in some number of trials
  • Select and/or use appropriate strategies to solve number sentences
  • Represent, analyze and determine rules for finding patterns involving positive rational numbers with tables, graphs, words, and when possible symbolic rules
  • Graph linear equations on a coordinate grid by making a table using whole number coordinates
  • Identify or describe a situation with constant or varying rates of change and compare them
  • Identify and sketch a graph that models a given situation

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