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The Grade 6 options from Mathalicious are an exciting collection of math lessons that teach using real-world examples. Lessons have three primary sections: Plan, Teach, and Reflect. Plan lists the objectives, recommended prerequisites, and Common Core alignment, and includes downloadable handouts. Teach includes a preview activity and a series of problems, some of which are interactive. Reflect offers an opportunity to post comments about the lesson. Grade 6 lessons are searchable by topic and by Common Core standard. While not all grade 6 standards are covered, there is at least one lesson that aligns to each Common Core topic or domain. The strongest coverage is in the Ratios and Proportions domain -- if you're new to Mathalicious, this might be the best place to start.
Do the lesson preview activity with your whole class. For the lesson problems, have students collaborate with a partner. It's probably best to pause between each problem -- come together as a class to discuss and address any questions your students might have. Some lessons have extension activities, which you can assign as homework. Or, for a more experiential alternative, use the extensions as part of a project-based learning unit.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Ratios And Proportional Relationships
Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”1
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.
The Number System
Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.
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