Sixth Grade Mathematics

FOCUS: To gain an understanding of data collection, analysis and representation; sampling and probability; integer operations; order of operations; introduction to variables and writing expressions; fraction and decimal operations; percent calculations; application of variables to algebraic patterns; introduction to proportional reasoning; introduction to coordinate graphing and linear functions; deriving formulas for area and volume of right prisms. PROCESS + SKILLS: Students develop a repertoire of strategies for solving problems and work to explain their processes in order to learn from and with classmates who may approach problems differently. Different ways of seeing, thinking, and reasoning are encouraged, celebrated, and explored in order to deepen connections and further develop understanding. HIGHLIGHT: Tiny-House Design for Sustainability Project