• # 6th Grade Math & Science Standards

MATH CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SIXTH GRADE

Number Sense

1.  Students compare and order positive and negative fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers.  Students solve problems involving fractions, ratios, proportions, and percentages.

2.  Students calculate and solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Algebra and Functions

1.  Students write verbal expressions and sentences as algebraic expressions and equations; they evaluate algebraic expressions solve simple linear equations, and graph and interpret their results.

2.  Students analyze and use tables, graphs, and rules to solve problems involving rates and proportions.

3.  Students investigate geometric patterns and describe them algebraically.

Measurement and Geometry

1.  Students deepen their understanding of the measurement of plane and solid shapes and use this understanding to solve problems.

2.  Students identify and describe the properties of two-dimensional figures.

Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability

1.  Students compute and analyze statistical measurements for data sets.

2.  Students use data samples of a population and describe the characteristics and limitations of the samples.

3.  Students determine the theoretical and experimental probabilities and use these to make predictions about events.

Mathematical Reasoning

1.  Students make decisions about how to approach problems.

2.  Students use strategies, skills, and concepts in finding solutions.

3.  Students move beyond a particular problem by generalizing to other situations.

SCIENCE CONTENT STANDARDS FOR SIXTH GRADE

6.1  Plate tectonics explains the important features of the Earth's surface and major geologic events.

6.2  Topography is reshaped by weathering of rock and soil and by transportation and deposition of sediment.

6.3  Heat moves in a predictable flow from warmer objects to cooler objects until all objects are at the same temperature.

6.4  Many phenomena on the Earth's surface are affected by the transfer of energy through radiation and convection currents.

6.5  Organisms in ecosystems exchange energy and nutrients among themselves and with the environment.

6.6  Sources of energy and materials differ in amounts , distribution, usefulness, and the time required for their function.

6.7  Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations.