The sixth-grade math program builds upon prior knowledge, exploring each topic in greater depth and with increased application. Units of study include: Operations with whole numbers & decimals, operations with integers, operations with fractions, solving multi-step equations and inequalities, ratio, proportion, percent, perimeter, area, volume, surface area, statistics, and graphing linear equations. Abstract thinking, application, and problem-solving permeate each unit. Various manipulatives, Chromebooks, technology opportunities, and mathematics competitions are used for enrichment. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration among students and teachers.
This course enables a select group of sixth-grade students to make connections between concrete experiences and abstract ideas within areas of mathematics. This pre-algebra program builds upon prior knowledge to dive deeper into expressions, equations, inequalities, integers, linear functions, geometry, probability, and statistics as a foundation for Algebra I. A cornerstone of this class is that students learn to be strategic in their thinking through analyzing problems at the conceptual level. Multiple approaches to creative problem-solving are valued and reinforced through communication and collaboration. Integration of the curriculum allows for mathematics to be relevant in the real world. Chromebooks, graphing calculators, and mathematics competitions are used for enrichment.