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6th Grade Advanced Math Curriculum The Sixth Grade Math Program focuses on helping students achieve a sound grasp of basic mathematical facts and operations. The course is designed to provide incremental review and steady practice in order to prepare students for higher level mathematics courses. These skills are taught through the use of lessons, practice problems, cooperative learning exercises and problem solving activities. Upon completion of this course, students will be ready to enter pre-algebra. Numbers and Number Sense: Students will: • read and write numbers up to the trillions • know place value • locate and compare integers on a number line • know prime and composite numbers • know how to round numbers. • compare and order whole numbers, mixed numbers, and fractions • know inequality symbols • know greatest common factors • know least common multiples • know exponents Ratio and Percent: Students will: • solve proportions • solve word problems involving proportions with an unknown • know equivalencies between fractions, decimals and percents • know how to find percents of a number • know how to find percent increase and decrease • solve for an unknown when a percent of a number is known • know percents greater than 100 Use proportions to solve indirect measure problems Fractions and Decimals: Students will: • compare mixed numbers and fractions • know reciprocals • know operations with mixed numbers • know how to round fractions to the nearest whole • know conversions • know how to order decimals • know decimals in expanded form • know how to round decimals • know how to multiply and divide by powers of 10 Use scientific notation for large numbers Computation: Students will: • know addition and its commutative and associative properties • know multiplication and its commutative, associative and distributive properties • know how to multiply by a decimal • know division, including dividing multi-digit dividends up to three-digit divisors • know how to divide by a decimal • know how to solve multi-step word problems • know the order of operations Measurement: Students will: • know conversions of units with the customary and metric systems • know prefixes • solve elapsed time problems Geometry: Students will: • know the signs for geometric concepts • construct parallel and perpendicular lines • measure degrees of angles • know how to bisect angles • recognize reflections, rotations, and translations • find area and perimeter of plane figures • find volume of rectangular solids • find circumference and area of circles Probability and Statistics: Students will: • predict the probability of a given event • collect and organize data in graphic form • problem solve with graphs • understand mean, median, mode and range • know and use the terms and methods associated with graphing on a coordinate plane Algebra: Students will: • solve equations with one variable • translate word problems into equations Materials • graph paper • rulers • yard stick • protractor • Conversion chart • Overhead projector • Math manipulative • Holt Middle School Math Course 2 - Teacher and student editions and supplementary materials Instruction • hands-on activities • lecture • practice problems board practice • cooperative group projects and activities • problem solving