Use iToochMath 6th Grade Math as a way to reinforce skills that you've already taught, or as practice before a formal assessment. Ideally, kids should have their own devices so they can practice individually and take the tests at their own pace. For example, after kids learn about probability and statistics, have them work on the Data Analysis chapter and challenge kids to be the first to successfully complete all eight tests. You can have kids sign into Game Center and keep track of the leaderboard, or you can create your own classroom leaderboard.Continue reading Show less
iTooch 6th Grade Math is a comprehensive tool for practicing and assessing a range of sixth grade math topics. The five main areas of content include Numbers and Operations, Algebraic Structures, Data Analysis, Graphs, and Geometry. These areas are broken down into chapters, with a total of 50 chapters in all. To get started, kids can tap on a chapter and begin answering questions in the Practice mode. An avatar offers encouraging gestures, and kids can see how many points they earn for correct answers. Kids can also tap icons at the bottom of the screen to get help with the content, use a virtual blackboard, or use a calculator. In Test mode, kids have to answer six questions, each within one minute. If they get at least five questions correct, kids advance to the next level, earning points for correct answers and bonus points for answering each question in less than one minute. If kids don't advance to the next level, they can try again. Additional app features include the ability to use a point or letter grading system, reset the app for new users, adjust volume and sound effects, and turn user feedback and Game Center options on or off.
Kids can get plenty of math practice by using iToochMath 6th Grade Math. They'll be motivated to earn high scores and advance to higher levels, and the cute avatar provides additional encouragement. The practice questions are aligned to a number of sixth grade skills, and these skills also cover several Common Core Math Standards. It's nice that kids can spend as much time as they need on practice problems before attempting a chapter test. If kids have any trouble with a skill set, they have easy access to lessons and examples that support learning. Another nice feature is that the tests are timed, which helps kids prepare for state assessments that require test takers to finish within a certain time period. Because the supporting lessons are fairly brief, it's best if kids have prior knowledge of the math skills addressed in the app.
If the user feedback option is active, kids are randomly prompted to leave feedback about the app, which can be disruptive. If the Game Center option is active, kids can sign into Game Center and see where they rank compared to other users.
Key Standards Supported
Expressions And Equations
Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.
Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract y from 5” as 5 – y.
Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.
Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.
Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Ratios And Proportional Relationships
Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.
Statistics And Probability
Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
The Number System
Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., –(–3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.
Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than –30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.
Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.
Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.
Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1–100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2).