Sixth Grade Mathematics Curriculum Modules
Summarized from A Story of Ratios
Module 1: Ratios and Unit Rates
Students use proportional reasoning to solve problems building on prior work in measurement, multiplication and division. Students will use tape diagrams, tables of equivalent ratios, double number line diagrams, and equations. They will also plot pairs of values generated from a ratio or rate on the coordinate plane.
Module 2: Arithmetic Operations Including Dividing by a FractionStudents continue to build fluency with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing multi-digit decimal numbers using the standard algorithm. Students will extend their understanding of dividing fractions by dividing fractions by fractions. They will be asked to create and solve fraction division word problems.
Module 3: Rational NumbersStudents will understand rational numbers as points on the number line and extend previous understanding of numbers to include negative numbers. The number line is used to order numbers and understand the absolute value of a number. Students will solve real-world and mathematical problems in all four quadrants.
Module 4: Expressions and EquationsThis module begins a formal study of algebraic expressions and equations. Students will learn equivalent expressions by continuously relating algebraic expressions back to arithmetic and the properties (commutative, distributive, and associative). They will write, interpret, and use expressions and equations to reason and solve a variety of problems.
Module 5: Area, Surface Area, and Volume ProblemsStudents will use what they learned in the previous unit to solve for unknowns in area, surface area, and volume problems. They will find the area of triangles and other twodimensional figures and use formulas to find volumes of rectangular prisms. Negative numbers in coordinates will also be used as they draw lines and polygons in the coordinate plane.
Module 6: StatisticsStudents will develop an understanding of statistical variability and apply that as they summarize, describe, and display distributions. Measures of center and variability are the main focus.