Math in 6th grade focuses on the following areas: ratios and solving equations using ratios; division of fractions; statistical thinking; and working with negative and rational numbers. Students in middle school continue to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts and explain how they solve equations through writing and discussions.
In order to build math skills, your 6th grader:
- Divides fractions by fractions.
- Solves equations using ratios, rates, or percentages.
- Solves equations with negative numbers.
- Multiplies and divides multi-digit numbers.
- Finds common factors and multiples.
- Understands and talks about ratios using mathematical language. For example, the ratio of girls to boys in the class is 2:3.
- Solves algebraic equations with one variable and explains how these equations were solved.
- Solves geometry problems related to surface area, area, and volume as applied to real-world situations.
- Develops skills in statistical analysis and applies statistical concepts, including mean, median, variability, and range.
- Analyzes mathematical data, thinking about how data was collected and looking at patterns, including clusters, peaks, gaps, and symmetry.
- Explains the process used and the thinking behind how problems and equations are solved.