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The primary focal points at Grade 6
are using ratios to describe direct proportional relationships involving numbers, geometry, measurement, probability, and adding and subtracting decimals and fractions.
Students build a foundation of basic understandings in:
- number, operation, and quantitative reasoning
- patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking
- geometry and spatial reasoning
- probability and statistics
Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties
of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations.
Students use algebraic thinking
to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other; and they connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships.
Students use geometric properties
and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems.
Students communicate information
about geometric figures or situations by quantifying attributes, generalize procedures from measurement experiences, and use the procedures to solve problems.
Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, reasoning, and concepts of probability to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations.