In Grade 6, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

* Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems

The Number System

* Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions

* Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples

* Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers

Expressions and Equations

* Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions

* Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities

* Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables

Geometry

* Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume

Statistics and Probability

* Develop understanding of statistical variability

* Summarize and describe distributions

Scope and Sequence

The following is a brief outline of course content to be covered.  Each unit will include textbook reading, PowerPoint Notes, lab activities, related video, teacher demonstration, and other appropriate activities.

September

• Topics 6 (Fluently Divide Whole Numbers) and 7 (Fluently Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Decimals) (4 weeks)
• Benchmark on Topics 1-8 for SGO - Topics: 1 (Algebra: Understand Numerical and Algebraic Expressions), 2 (Algebra: Solve Equations and Inequalities)  3 (Rational Numbers)  4 (Algebra: Coordinate Geometry)  5 (Algebra: Patterns and Equations), 6 (Fluently Divide Whole Numbers)  7 (Fluently Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Decimals) 8 (Common Factors and Multiples)

October

• Topics 8 (Common Factors and Multiples), 1 (Algebra: Understand Numerical and Algebraic Expressions), and 2 (Algebra: Solve Equations and Inequalities) (4 weeks)

November

• Topics 3(Rational Numbers) and 4 (Algebra: Coordinate Geometry)    (4 weeks)

Benchmark 1-4.

•  Topics: 1 (Algebra: Understand Numerical and Algebraic Expressions), 2 (Algebra: Solve Equations and Inequalities) 3 (Rational Numbers) and 4 (Algebra: Coordinate Geometry)

December

• Topics 4 (Coordinate Geometry), 5 (Algebra: Patterns and Equations), and 9 (Ratio Concepts and Reasoning).   Benchmark – 1 to 8.  (4 weeks)
• Benchmark on Topics 1-8 for SGO - Topics: 1 (Algebra: Understand Numerical and Algebraic Expressions), 2 (Algebra: Solve Equations and Inequalities) 3 (Rational Numbers) 4 (Algebra: Coordinate Geometry) 5 (Algebra: Patterns and Equations),  6 (Fluently Divide Whole Numbers) 7 (Fluently Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Decimals)  8 (Common Factors and Multiples)

January

• Topics 10 (Ratio Concepts: Rates), 11 (Ratio Concepts: Percent), and 12 Divide Fractions by Fractions.  (4 weeks)
• Benchmark 1-12- Topics: 1 (Algebra: Understand Numerical and Algebraic Expressions), 2 (Algebra: Solve Equations and Inequalities)  3 (Rational Numbers) 4 (Algebra: Coordinate Geometry) 5 (Algebra: Patterns and Equations),   6 (Fluently Divide Whole Numbers) 7 (Fluently Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Decimals) 8 (Common Factors and Multiples)  9 (Ratio Concepts and Reasoning) 10 (Ratio Concepts: Rates ), 11 (Ratio Concepts: Percent)  and 12 (Divide Fractions by Fractions)

February

• Topics 12 (Divide Fractions by Fractions), 13 (Solve Area Problems), and 14 (Solve Surface Are and Volume Problems) (4 weeks)

March

• Topics 15 (Measures of Center and Variability) and 16 (Display and Summarize Data) (4 weeks)
• Benchmark 12 to 16   Topics: 12 (Divide Fractions by Fractions) 13 (Solve Area Problems) 14 (Solve Surface Are and Volume Problems) 15 (Measures of Center and Variability) and 16 (Display and Summarize Data)
• Benchmark 1-16Topics: 1 (Algebra: Understand Numerical and Algebraic Expressions), 2 (Algebra: Solve Equations and Inequalities) 3 (Rational Numbers) 4 (Algebra: Coordinate Geometry) 5 (Algebra: Patterns and Equations) 6 (Fluently Divide Whole Numbers) 7 (Fluently Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Decimals) 8 (Common Factors and Multiples) 9 (Ratio Concepts and Reasoning) 10 (Ratio Concepts: Rates) 11 (Ratio Concepts: Percent)
• 12 (Divide Fractions by Fractions) 13 (Solve Area Problems) 14 (Solve Surface Are and Volume Problems) 15 (Measures of Center and Variability) and 16 (Display and Summarize Data)

April

• PARCC preparation.  Common Core Coach Workbooks, Common Core review.

May

• PARCC Testing, Step Up to 7th Grade, Problem Solving, Group projects and Common Core Workbooks.

June

• Group projects and Common Core workbooks