Sixth Grade Math – Mrs. McDonald


7:25 – 8:21 1st  Period – 6th Math
8:25 – 9:16 2nd Period – 6th Math
9:20. – 9:50 3rd  Period – Journey to Excellence
9:54 – 10:45 4th  Period – 6th Enriched Math
10:49 – 11:40 5th  Period – 6th Enriched Math
11:44 – 12:13

12:13 – 1:05

6th  Period (Lunch)

6th  Period – 6th Advanced Math

1:09 – 2:00 7th  Period – planning
2:04 – 2:55 8th  Period – 6th math





Sixth Grade Math is a progression of concepts organized in a way to build connections among the individual standards.  The year begins with a unit on Numbers:  Integers, Number Relations, and Rational Numbers. Followed by Number Operations, Proportionality, Ratios, Rates, Equivalent Expressions, Equations and Inequalities, Geometry, and Measurement and Data.


At the end of this course, you will:

  • Know operations of rational numbers, connect rates and proportionality, see relationships between proportions and percent, proportionality in geometry, construct equations and inequalities, use variables to represent real world situations, solve problems using rational numbers in any form, identify all geometric figures, find relationships with geometric figures, find area and volume, compare data sets, and  analyze data in an appropriate display.
  • Understand how extremely important mathematics is to your development for the future.





Required Background

To successfully complete this course, you must:

  • Know all basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Be able to multiply single digit numbers with ease and automatically.
  • Understand that math takes practice and willingness to learn.


Required Materials

To successfully complete this course, you will need everyday:


  • Middle School Grade 6 “GoMath” Book
  • Notebook (composition book)
  • Pencils (sharpened) or mechanical pencils
  • Hand held pencil sharpener
  • Red pens or brightly colored pens
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Folder with pockets
  • Access to the internet: – the online version of the GoMath Book provides videos, tutorials, learning aids and guided examples. (student codes to access information will be issued) use daily to review lessons


Online Resources – Additional information to help with understanding and homework


  • Khan Academy
  • Learn zillion





The following is the planned course outline.  The approximate months are listed and subject to change. Topics and timeline may be adjusted to each classroom situation.  The student is responsible for writing the daily assignments in the planner.  At the end of each lesson there will be a quiz and a comprehensive test at the end of each Module/Unit.


AUGUST 1.1 Identifying Integers and their Opposites
AUGUST 1.2  Comparing & Ordering

1.3 Absolute value


2.2 LCM

SEPTEMBER 3.1 Classifying Rat.  #s

3.2 Opposites and Abs Value of Rat. #s

3.3 Comparing & Ordering

SEPTEMBER 3.1 – 3.3
SEPTEMBER 4.1 Apply GCF/LCM to fractions

4.2 Dividing Fractions

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 4.3 Dividing Mixed Numbers

4.4 Multistep Problems

OCTOBER 5.1 Dividing Whole Numbers

5.2 Add/Sub Decimals

5.3 Multiplying Decimals

OCTOBER 5.4 Dividing Decimals

5.5 Apply Operations with Rational Numbers

6.1 Ratios

6.2 Rates

6.3 Using Ratios and Rates


OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 7.1 Tables & Graphs

7.2 Proportion

7.3 Measure Conversion Within

NOVEMBER 7.3 Measure Conversion Within

7.4 Measure Conversion between

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 8.1 Understanding Percent

8.2 Percents, Fractions, Decimals

DECEMBER 8.3 Solving Percent Problems
DECEMBER 9.1 Exponents
DECEMBER 9.2 Prime Factoring

9.3 Order of Operations


10.1 Model & Write Expression

10.2 Evaluate Expression

JANUARY 10.2 Evaluate Expression

10.3 Equiv. Expression

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 11.1 Writing Equations

11.2 Add/Sub Equations

11.3 Mult/Div Equations

FEBRUARY 11.3 Mult/Div Equations

11.4 Writing Inequal.

FEBRUARY 12.1 Graphing on the Coord. Plane

12.2 Ind./Dep. Variables

FEBRUARY 12.3 Writing Equations from Tables

12.4 Rep. Algebraic Relation. In Tables & graphs

FEBRUARY/MARCH 13.1 Area of Quadr.


MARCH 13.2 Area of Triangles

13.3 Solving Area Equations

MARCH 13.4 Area of Polygons
MARCH 14.1 Distance in the Coord. Plane

14.2 Polygons in the Coord. Plane

Spring Break!
MARCH/APRIL 15.1 Nets & Surface Area
APRIL 15.2 Volume of Rect. Prism

15.3 Solving Volume Equations

APRIL 16.1 Measures of Center

16.3 Box Plots

16.4 Dot Plots

16.5 Histograms

APRIL/MAY State Testing Window    Review Enrichment

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General Rules:

  1. Students must be ready for class, and begin writing the assignment in the planner immediately.
  2. Students begin the bell ringer activity in the notebook. Discussion and notes will follow.
  3. Students are required to be attentive, focused and participate during class.
  4. All assignments are due at a specific time, no late work is accepted.
  5. Students are required to be positive and respect the rights of all.
  6. Students must exhibit a good attitude, good behavior and good manners.
  7. It is extremely important to be present every day and on time.


Grading Policies:

Grades will come from the following:

  1. Homework – Homework is the “trying” grade. A good, real effort must be exhibited. Students must show their work.  All problems must be worked out on the paper and numbered.  Homework must be completed and it cannot be handed in late.  Students utilize homework to formulate questions for the teacher and class discussion.  Students are encouraged to spend 10 minutes online each day reviewing skills.
  2. Quizzes – Quizzes are at the end of lessons. Sometimes 1 or 2 lessons are combined on a quiz.
  3. Tests – Tests are given at the end of each Module, which consist of many lessons. Tests are also given at the end of each Unit, which include 2 or 3 Modules.
  4. Classwork and Activities – various activities will be assigned to reinforce lessons. Value of activity will be assigned according to difficulty and extent of effort.
  5. Extra credit opportunities are very rare. If extra credit is allowed, the opportunity will be given to all students and require specific details and deadlines.


Please do not schedule Doctor’s appointments during a school day.  It is very important that students are in class every day, every hour.  If a student is absent, the student must make up all the work and submit the work to the teacher within a week of the absence.  It is the responsibility of the student to get the information presented during the missed class. Friday after school, time is provided to make up work, quizzes and tests.


Grading Scale:

Regular Courses                                                                                                                 Advanced Courses

Grade Percentage                                                                                                                       Grade Percentage

A 100-93                                                                                                                                           A 100-90

B  92-85                                                                                                                                             B  89-80

C 84-75                                                                                                                                              C  79-70

D 74-67                                                                                                                                              D 69-60

F 66-0                                                                                                                                                  F  59-0





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