Engaging young students in meaningful discussions of mathematics is an essential component of their math education. Math 6 combines this type of student engagement along with stimulating content to inspire true wonder and love of the subject. Students learn to solve challenging math problems using exceptional “visual approach” strategies based on the Singapore Method that bolster confidence in their own abilities and give rise to a greater appreciation of mathematics. Topics include: multiplication and division with fractions; decimals, ratios, percents, graphs and area of shapes. Real-world problems are included with each concept so students develop strong mathematical reasoning skills and learn to think algebraically. The introduction of algebraic expressions along with lessons about the coordinate plane and measures of central tendency serve to prepare students well for Math 7 or Pre-Algebra. Prerequisites: Math 5 or equivalent skills. Math 6 is best suited for 6th–7th grade students who know the multiplication facts, multiplication and division with two-digit multipliers and divisors, and addition and subtraction with decimals and fractions. If you would like assistance to determine proper placement, you may use the Singapore Math “Primary Mathematics” placement tests.
Suggested Grade Level: 6-7