**Sixth Grade uses Everyday Mathematics.**

Everyday Mathematics emphasizes the following content strands, skills, and concepts:

**Number and Numeration**-being able to read, write and compare numbers in many forms. Converting from standard, number-and-word, scientific, and expanded notations. Renaming fractions and mixed numbers in simplest form.

**Operations and Computation**-solving problems with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Estimating, using signed numbers, solving rate problems and porportions. Rounding numbers, using divisibility rules, finding least common denominators and greatest common factors.

**Data and Chance**-making and interpreting graphs. Using mean, median and modes to solve problems. Expressing probablities as fractions, decimals and percents. Using tree diagrams.

**Measurement and Reference Frames**-measuring and estimating in customary and metric units.

Geometry-comparing and contrasting 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional figures, classifying angles.

**Patterns, Functions, and Algebra**-using variables and solving algebraic expressions. Using the distributive property. Solving linear equations and graphing.

**Emphasis is place on:**

A realistic approach to problem solving everyday situations, applications, and purely mathematical contexts.

Frequent and distributed practice of basic skills through ongoing program routines and mathematical games.

An instructional approach that revisits topics reularly to ensure full concept development and long-term retention of learning.

Activities that explore a wide variety of mathematical content and offer opportunities for students to apply their skills and understandings to geometry, measurement, and algebra.

*Everyday Mathematics introduction in Volume 1, Grade 6.