(1) The desire to achieve educational excellence is the driving force behind the Texas essential knowledge and skills for mathematics, guided by the college and career readiness standards. By embedding statistics, probability, and finance, while focusing on computational thinking, mathematical fluency, and solid understanding, Texas will lead the way in mathematics education and prepare all Texas students for the challenges they will face in the 21st century.
(2) The process standards describe ways in which students are expected to engage in the content. The placement of the process standards at the beginning of the knowledge and skills listed for each grade and course is intentional. The process standards weave the other knowledge and skills together so that students may be successful problem solvers and use mathematics efficiently and effectively in daily life. The process standards are integrated at every grade level and course. When possible, students will apply mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. Students will use a problem-solving model that incorporates analyzing given information, formulating a plan or strategy, determining a solution, justifying the solution, and evaluating the problem-solving process and the reasonableness of the solution. Students will select appropriate tools such as real objects, manipulatives, algorithms, paper and pencil, and technology and techniques such as mental math, estimation, number sense, and generalization and abstraction to solve problems. Students will effectively communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning, and their implications using multiple representations such as symbols, diagrams, graphs, computer programs, and language. Students will use mathematical relationships to generate solutions and make connections and predictions. Students will analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas. Students will display, explain, or justify mathematical ideas and arguments using precise mathematical language in written or oral communication.
(3) The primary focal areas in Grade 6 are number and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data. Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations. Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships. Students use algebraic thinking to describe how a change in one quantity in a relationship results in a change in the other. Students connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities. 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, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations. While the use of all types of technology is important, the emphasis on algebra readiness skills necessitates the implementation of graphing technology.
(4) Statements that contain the word "including" reference content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
An 80-slide PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of quick warm-up activities.
Printable nets of 3-D figures.
39 activity task cards based on the Frida's Fiesta Restaurant menu which is included.
Practice identifying the attributes of different 2D shapes with this 90-slide interactive PowerPoint.
An activity to practice using ordered pairs.
Practice ordering fractions and decimals with this complex dot-to-dot worksheet.
Practice finding the area of different shapes with this set of 4 worksheets.
Introduce your students to the world of making a budget with an immersive “it’s My Life” budgeting for kids project.
Use ratio reasoning to practice converting length measurements with this worksheet.
Determine equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages with this puzzling math maze.
A 2-D shapes poster with 16 common shapes, as well as information characterizing each shape.
A worksheet to practice multiplying and simplifying fractions.
A 76-slide PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of quick warm-up activities.
Practice finding and comparing the area of a triangle with a game of WAR!
A mathematics investigation involving financial literacy, embedded in a real-world context.
A set of 6 order of operations dice activity mats.
Teach your students how to correctly evaluate numerical expressions by using the order of operations with this instructional slide deck.
Learn how to solve equations using order of operations with this mini book.
A simple multiplication facts grid for students to practice their facts.
Practice graphing ordered pairs with this set of differentiated coordinate grid mystery pictures.
Use ratio reasoning to convert the length of metric and customary units with this set of 24 task cards.
A set of cards to be used in a Guess Who? Board Game for students to reinforce their knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Use ratio reasoning and measurement conversion skills to complete a set of 3 riddle worksheets.
Use this set of 4 posters when teaching different long division strategies.
A poster to help students learn the vocabulary associated with prime and composite numbers.
Match equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages with this interactive activity with a code-cracking twist.
Write algebraic expressions and equations for 6 different word problems with this worksheet.
Practice converting metric units of mass, including those with decimal representations, with this worksheet.
Demonstrate an understanding of decimal representations while converting metric units of length with this worksheet.
Write and solve numerical expressions based on descriptions using a letter for the unknown quantity with this interactive activity.
Challenge your students to multiply fractions while completing 7 different tasks with this Google slides interactive activity.
Strengthen your students’ understanding of how to convert a percent to a decimal and a fraction with this worksheet.