Overview of Grade 6 Maths Expectations

Dear Mums & Dads, many of you have asked me about this at Parents Night and at the 3WLCs.
So here is, for your information, the  condensed overview of the Grade 6 Maths expectations.

Number Sense and Numeration: representing and ordering numbers to 1 000 000; developing the concept of place value to thousandths; comparing and ordering fractional amounts with unlike denominators; estimating 10%, 25%, 50%, and 75% of a quantity; adding and subtracting decimal amounts to thousandths; multiplying and dividing four-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers; multiplying and dividing decimals to tenths by whole numbers and two-digit by two-digit whole numbers; dividing three-digit whole numbers by one-digit whole numbers; applying order of operations in expressions without brackets; relating simple fractions, decimals, and percents

Measurement: measuring quantities using metric units; converting from larger to smaller metric units, including square metres to square centimetres; developing and applying area relationships for a parallelogram and a triangle; developing and applying the volume relationships for a triangular prism; determining and applying surface area relationships for rectangular and triangular prisms; relating square metres and square centimetres
Geometry and Spatial Sense: classifying quadrilaterals by geometric properties; sorting polygons by lines of symmetry and by rotational symmetry; measuring angles to 180° with a protractor; constructing polygons; representing figures using views and isometric sketches; performing and describing rotations; plotting points in the first quadrant
Patterning and Algebra: representing patterns using ordered pairs and graphs; describing pattern rules in words; calculating any term when given the term number; investigating variables as changing quantities; solving equations using concrete materials and guess and check
Data Management and Probability: collecting and organizing discrete and continuous data; displaying data using continuous line graphs; selecting appropriate graphical representations; using continuous line graphs and mean to compare sets of data; finding theoretical probabilities; predicting the frequency of an outcome based on the theoretical probability

Whole Numbers Unit

Dear Mums & Dads,

6A  is currently exploring very large numbers, and developing and refining strategies for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing multi-digit numbers. We will review and explore mental strategies to speed up computation (such as compatible numbers, estimation, using the inverse operation to check answers).

More specifically, in this unit, your child will:

  • Read and write whole numbers in standard, expanded, and written forms.
  • Use place value to represent and read whole numbers.
  • Compare and order whole numbers.
  • Identify and describe multiples and factors to 100.
  • Identify and describe composite and prime numbers to 100.
  • Use the order of operations.
  • Estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients.
  • Use mental math to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Add four 3-digit numbers and subtract from a 5-digit number.
  • Multiply and divide by a 2-digit number.
  • Pose and solve multistep problems.

Here are some activities you can do to enhance your child’s learning:

  • Together, plan the cost of a family outing or trip.
  • Help your child to find and read large numbers in newspapers and magazines.
  • Encourage your child to estimate the total cost of several items as you shop.