6^{th} Grade Math Syllabus
This is a projected timeline for covering 6^{th}Grade Math this year. Dates are subject to change depending on the dynamics of the class. During each Unit, students will complete class work, homework, vocabulary, quizzes, and projects and/or tests.
Unit I– Number Sense (August 19 – September 17)
Concepts to Cover:
Place Value
Exponents
Decimals (+, -, x, ÷, comparing, ordering, rounding, estimating)
Scientific Notation
Multiplication
Division
Roman Numerals
Square Numbers
Word Problems
Prime/Composite Numbers
Divisibility Rules
Project: Roman Numerals – due September 17^{th}
**Transition Review Days**September 20-21 – Place Value, Decimals
Unit II– Pre-Algebra Concepts (September 22 – October 29)
Concepts to Cover:
Order of Operations
Reading/writing/translating algebraic expressions
Evaluating +, -, x, ÷ equations
+, -, x, ÷, compare, order integers
Prime Factorization
Greatest Common Factor
Least Common Multiple
Fractions – converting proper, improper and mixed numbers
**Transition Review Days**November 1-2 – Integers, Decimals
Unit III– Fractions (November 3 – December 7)
Concepts to Cover:
Equivalent Fractions
Simplifying Fractions
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
Fractions → Decimals
Decimals → Fractions
Rational Numbers – Terminating and Repeating Decimals
+, -, x, ÷ Fractions
Estimating
Project: Fractions PowerPoint – due December 1^{st}
Midterm Review and Midterms (December 8-17)
Unit IV– Graphs, Probability, and Measurement (Jan 4 – Feb 4)
Concepts to Cover:
Probability – Simple and Compound Events
Permutations and Combinations
Measures of Central Tendency
Box and Whisker Plots
Stem and Leaf Plots
Line and Bar Graphs
Histograms
Circle Graphs
Standard and Metric Measurements
Dimensional Analysis
Project: Graph It – due January 28^{th}
**Transition Review Days**Feb 7 – Feb 8 - Fractions, Decimals, Estimating
Unit V– Geometry (Feb 9 – Mar 8)
Concepts to Cover:
Lines and Angles
Polygons
Quadrilaterals
Triangles
Circles
Congruence and Similarity
Perimeter and Area
Volume and Surface Area
Symmetry
Transformations
Tessellations
Solid Figures
**Transition Review Days**Mar 9-11 – ITBS Review
IowaTest of Basic Skills (ITBS) Testing – March 22 – March 24
Unit VI–Ratios, Proportions, Percents (Mar 28 – Apr 29)
Concepts to Cover:
Ratios
Unit Rates
Proportions
Proportions and Similar Figures
Percents → Fractions
Percents → Decimals
Fractional Percents
Percents greater than 100%
Scale Drawings and Maps
Discount and Sale Price
Tax and Total Cost
Simple Interest
Commission
Word Problems
Project: Better Buy – due April 20th
**Transition Review Days**May 2 – May 3 – Integers, Fractions, Decimals
Unit VII– Pre-Algebra Preview (May 4 – May 20)
Concepts to Cover:
Two Step Equations
Functions and Ordered pairs
Graphing Ordered pairs
Graphing Reflections and Translations
Graphing Rotations and Functions
Algebraic Patterns
Final Exam Review and Final Exams (May 23-Jun 2)