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• # Essential Math in Sixth Grade

Posted by on July 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm

If you had to pick one area/topic/unit/standard in 6th-grade math that students should have mastery of before moving on to 7th-grade math, what would it be?

• This discussion was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  Heidi Kelley.
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• ### Iris Windom

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July 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm

Hi, Heidi. I think that helping the kids understand the relationships in ratios is probably the most important topic. They use them all of the time, but they really don’t understand how they can be applied. In my opinion, their understanding of fractions, equations and statistical reasoning all hinge on their being able to make sense of ratio relationships. This is the topic that I will concentrate most of my efforts on. I don’t know about your school system, but I teach multiple subjects. So, my goal is to teach math cross-curricularly. I want to figure out how to incorporate/integrate rates and ratios in other areas to make the reasoning more relevant.

• ### Ryan Foley

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July 8, 2020 at 5:51 pm

I would agree with Iris. When you start unpacking thoe grade six ratio and proportion common core standards you begin to see how very important they are throughout the entire year. I plan on hitting my decimals and fractions in concert with the RP standards this year. If we can work on tandem scaling both up and down, we are hitting the multiplication and division that is found in the sixth grade standards.

• ### Sean Breen

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November 16, 2020 at 12:52 pm

I totally agree with Iris and Ryan.🙂

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