Course Code: MATH-6

The curriculum for sixth grade mathematics encompasses the skills listed in the Common Core State Standards. These skills include numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability. A comprehensive review of students' basic mathematical processes in each content strand will be measured through pre-test and post-test assessments. The sixth grade mathematics curriculum focuses on a balanced approach to mathematics instruction in which all students should develop procedural fluency, computation fluency, conceptual understanding, and the ability to solve mathematical problems. Instruction will focus on these critical areas: (1) developing fluency basic mathematical processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of numbers (2) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (3) extending division to 2-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (4) developing understanding of volume. Additional areas include: (5) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (6) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers;. Students will be administered the sixth grade TCAP Achievement Test. This course is specifically designed with appropriate adaptations to the content, methodology, delivery and/or design that address the student’s unique needs.