Mathematics Grade 6
Strand: THE NUMBER SYSTEM (6.NS)
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division of whole numbers to divide fractions by fractions (Standard 6.NS.1)
. Compute (add, subtract, multiply and divide) fluently with multi-digit numbers and decimals and find common factors and multiples (Standards 6.NS.2–4)
. Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers (Standards 6.NS.5–8)
Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same x-coordinate or the same y-coordinate.
Adding Rational Numbers on the Number Line
In this interactive students must solve riddles about a wallaby jumping contest. But they must find equivalent fractions and common denominators to complete the riddle. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
Chapter 3 - Student Workbook (UMSMP)
This is Chapter 3 of the Utah Middle School Math: Grade 6 student workbook. It covers the following topics: Extending the Number System.
Chapter 3 - Mathematical Foundations (UMSMP)
This is Chapter 3 of the Utah Middle School Math: Grade 6 textbook. It provides a Mathematical Extending the Number System.
Distances Between Points
The purpose of this task is for students to solve a mathematical problem using points in the coordinate plane.
Grade 6 Unit 7: Rational Explorations: Numbers and their Opposites (Georgia Standards)
In this unit students will understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values, understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates. Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line. Recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself.
Horizontal and Vertical Distances on the Cartesian Graph
In this activity students place marine animals on a Cartesian graph and then determine the horizontal and vertical distance between them. The classroom activity builds on the student's understanding of distances between points on a Cartesian graph. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
IXL Game: Coordinate graphing
This game will help sixth graders learn to graph points on a coordinate plane. This is just one of many online games that supports the Utah Math core. Note: The IXL site requires subscription for unlimited use.
Locating Points on the Cartesian Graph
In this activity students use logic and clues to plot the location of marine animals on a Cartesian graph. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
This video demonstrates how to use the slope-intercept of a line to the graph of that line. The classroom activity has them demonstrate their understanding by finding equations for a set of lines through the origin. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
The purpose of this task is for students to solve a real-world problem by interpreting and comparing points in the coordinate plane. This task focuses students' attention on the y-values of the points, asking for the greatest y-value and the least y-value, as well as the greatest difference between y-values when the x-values are the same.
The Number System (6.NS) - 6th Grade Core Guide
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Mathematics Grade 6 - The Number System.
Using the Pythagorean Theorem on the Cartesian Graph
Students place animals on a Cartesian graph in this interactive activity. They then use the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the distance between the animals. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
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