The sixth-grade math program includes the study of the following units: basic operations in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, measurements, equations, number theory, geometry, ratio, proportion, percent, perimeter, area, volume, probability, statistics, and graphing. Abstract thinking, application, and problem-solving permeate each unit. Various manipulatives, technology opportunities, and mathematics competitions are used for enrichment. There is a strong emphasis on project-based learning and 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 exposes students to expressions, equations, inequalities, integers, 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. iPads, graphing calculators, project-based learning, and mathematics competitions are used for enrichment.