• 6th Grade Math (Common Core)

    What will our young mathematicians be learning about this year?

    Ratios and Propotional Reasoning (RP)

    Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.

    The Number System (NS)

    Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.

    Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.

    Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers (negative numbers, opposites, absolute value, and graphing on a coordinate plane). 

    Expressions and Equations (EE)

    Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions (exponents, mathematical terms, one-variable equations and inequalities, depedent and independent variables).

    Geometry (G)

    Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

    Statistics and Probability (SP)

    Develop understanding of statistical variability(data sets).

    Summarize and describe distributions (using number lines, dot plots, histograms, and box plots).

     http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/introduction

     

     

    6th Grade Science (Essential Standards)

    What will our young scientists be discovering this year?

    Physical Science (P), Earth Science (E), Life Science (L)

    Forces and Motion

    6.P.1 Understand the properties of waves and the wavelength property of energy in earthquakes, light and sound waves.

    Matter: Properties and Change

    6.P.2 Understand the structures, classifications, and physical properties of matter.

    Energy:Conservation and Transfer

    6.P.3 Understand characteristics of energy transfer and interactions of matter and energy.

    Earth in the Universe

    6.E.1 Understand the earth/moon/sun system, and the properties, structures, and predictable motions of celestial bodies in the Universe.

    Earth Systems, Structures and Processes

    6.E.2 Understand the structure of the Earth and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in changes in the surface of the Earth over time and the effects of the lithosphere on humans.

    Structures and Functions of Living Organisms

    6.L.1. Understand the structures, processes, and behaviors of plants that enable them to survive and reproduce.

    Ecosystems

    6.L.2. Understand the flow of energy through ecosystems and the responses of populations to the biotic and abiotic factors in their environment.

     

    http://dpi.state.nc.us/docs/acre/standards/new-standards/science/6-8.pdf