• 6th Grade Math

    Sixth Grade

    Grade 6 classes are heterogeneously grouped. The course covers the sixth grade curriculum and begins the seventh grade curriculum.  Units of study include:  curriculum. Units of study include: whole numbers, decimals, fractions and mixed numbers, number theory, integers, introduction to Algebra, Geometry, ratio, proportion, percent, statistics and probability.  Further detail can be found on the Math 6 Curriculum Guide.

    Placement process for 7th grade math:
    Placements for the seventh grade are made by the sixth grade teacher and shared with parents via Infinite Campus in June. There is one section of Math 7-1 and three sections of Math 7-2 in each house. When making recommendations to the higher-level math course (Math 7-2), teachers look for these attributes in their students:
    • Displays self-advocacy skills (voluntarily seeking help and clarification when needed)
    • Able to independently initiate and sustain working on math tasks
    • Possesses an enjoyment and enthusiasm for the “challenges” of higher-level problem-solving tasks
    • Willingness to take mathematical risks
    • Able to work collaboratively in groups to perform problem-solving tasks
    • Able to communicate mathematical thinking and understanding
    • Exhibits resilience and a willingness to persist when faced with difficulty or struggle
    • Can view problems from multiple perspectives with multiple ways to solve
    • Displays reasoning capabilities that have shifted from a concrete to an abstract nature 
    **Solid lines indicate a typical path.  Dashed lines indicate possible paths that usually occur with intermediate steps taken.