The 6th grade math curriculum is designed and created in line with the areas of focus for grade 6 Mathematics as identified by the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC Model Content Frameworks. Each unit is comprised of standards that are considered major content along with standards identified as supporting and/or additional content.
Since the curriculum's original development, PARCC has released the Evidence Tables for grades 3 through Algebra II (https://www.parcconline.org/assessment-blueprints-test-specs).
Our curriculum has been revised to ensure that standards occurring on the PARCC are addressed in the first four units of the curriculum.
The three fluency standards for grade 6 are presented in unit 1; unit 1A will assess student’s ability to accurately solve problems. However, the expectation is that the students will have many opportunities to develop fluency, defined as speed and accuracy, in the areas of multi-digit division and operations on decimals using the standard algorithms throughout the school year. Unit 1 builds on the students’ understanding of number system concepts from previous grades to extend to division of a fraction by a fraction, operations with decimals, and multi-digit division. Unit 1B focuses on statistics. They will display numerical data in different types of representations and use measures of central tendency to describe various data.
Unit 2 employs the students’ understanding of the concepts involving integers in unit 1 to understand and apply rational number concepts. Unit 2 also introduces students to ratios and rates. Students will use reasoning to solve real world ratio and unit rate problems.
In unit 3, students are introduced to expressions involving numbers and variables. Students apply properties of operations, find greatest common factor, and find least common multiple in this unit.
In unit 4, students will focus on equations and inequalities. Students will write and solve one step equations that represent real world problems. Students will also use inequalities to represent constraints and conditions.
Finally, in unit 5, the standards from the Geometry domains are included as a means of providing real world contexts. Students will find area, surface area, and volume of shapes.