6th Grade Math

Groups meet 11:30-12:25 in the STEM Studio on M/W or T/Th, plus alternate Fridays. Contact Janeen: jcohen@nnms.org

Math Minutes are sets of 10 problems  that help students to solve problems effortlessly and rapidly. We usually do them at the start of every class. They are scored, and we  discuss any approach a student takes to get an answer.  New skills are addressed as the year unfolds, but each Minute includes one of each type of problem.

  1. computation
  2. number sense
  3. reading graphs
  4. problem solving
  5. patterns and sequences
  6. data analysis and probability
  7. spatial reasoning
  8. fractions
  9. algebra and functions
  10. geometry

March –
Fraction Operations
Mean, Median, Mode
Input-Output Machines

February –
Decimal Operations

January –
Decimal Operations
Surface Area

Equivalent Ratios
Unit Rate
Order of Operations

Ratio Tables
The Game of Proof

Unit Rate
Measuring Angles Activity
Integer Operations Coloring Activity
What’s the Best Deal?
Units of Measurement
Converting Units

Understanding Ratio
Ratio Language

Representing Ratio
Spaghetti Card Sort Activity
Double Number Lines
Equivalent Ratios
Factor Game

Formula for the Area of a Triangle
Bases and Heights of Triangles

Nets and Surface Area
Integers Review
Systems of Equations MashUp
Decimal Operations Review
Unit Assessment



Tiling the Plane
Composing Shapes
Understanding Area
Area of Compound Shapes
Area of Parallelograms
Area of Triangles
Graphing in 4 Quadrants