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Math Mammoth Grade 6, South African Version is a complete maths program for 6th grade. It consists of two student worktexts (A and B), a separate answer key for each worktext, tests, mixed revisions, and an additional worksheet maker (Internet access required) to make extra practice worksheets when needed.
Grade 6 contents and samples
User guide
Placement tests
Grade 6 full set: USD $42.50
(DIGITAL DOWNLOAD)
Includes part A and B worktexts, answer keys, tests, mixed revisions, a worksheet maker, and SoftPak.
You will be purchasing the download from my authorized reseller Comecero, LLC.At the heart of the curriculum are two student worktexts (A and B), each covering about half a year of maths work. These worktexts contain all the instruction and the exercises in the same book — which makes lesson preparation a breeze. The worktexts are written directly to the student, and thus they allow many students to teach themselves and to learn directly from the books.
You will also get separate answer keys, chapter tests, additional cumulative reviews (I do recommend you use at least some of them), and a versatile worksheet maker (Internet access required) for those times when your child needs just a bit more practice.
The main areas of study in Math Mammoth Grade 6 are:
Please also see the tables of contents in the sample files, which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.
Math Mammoth South African Version has been customised to South Africa in the following manners:
Please note that the curriculum is not following the South African official syllabus for 4th grade maths. Instead, it simply is a copy of the US version of Math Mammoth Grade 4. For the most part, Math Mammoth exceeds South African standards. Some standards may not be covered.
Math Mammoth Skills Review Workbook, Grade 6 provides additional practice for the topics in Math Mammoth Grade 6 curriculum. I recommend you only purchase it once you are sure your student does need supplemental practice. Learn more.
In sixth grade, students encounter the beginnings of algebra, learning about algebraic expressions, onevariable equations and inequalities, integers, and ratios. We also review and deepen the students' understanding of rational numbers: both fractions and decimals are studied in depth, while percent is a new topic for 6th grade. In geometry, students learn to compute the area of various polygons, and also calculate volume and surface area of various solids. The last major area of study is statistics, where students learn to summarize and describe distributions using both measures of center and variability.
The year starts out with a review of the four operations with whole numbers (including long division), place value, and rounding. Students are also introduced to exponents and do some problem solving.
Chapter 2 starts the study of algebra topics, delving first into expressions and equations. Students practice writing expressions in many different ways, and use properties of operations and the idea of maintaining the equality of both sides of an equation to solve simple onestep equations. We also study briefly inequalities and using two variables.
Chapter 3 has to do with decimals. This is a long chapter, as we review all of decimal arithmetic, just using more decimal digits than in 5th grade. Students also convert measuring units in this chapter.
Ratios (chapter 4) is a new topic for sixth grade. Students are already familiar with finding fractional parts from earlier grades, and now it is time to advance that knowledge into the study of ratios, which arise naturally from dividing a quantity into many equal parts. We study such topics as rates, unit rates, equivalent ratios, and problem solving using bar models.
Percent (chapter 5) is an important topic to understand thoroughly, because of its many applications in real life. The goal of this chapter is to develop a basic understanding of percent, to see percentages as decimals, and to learn to calculate discounts.
In chapter 6, we first review prime factorization, and then study the greatest common factor and the least common multiple.
Chapter 7 first presents a thorough review of fraction operations from 5th grade (addition, subtraction, and multiplication). The topic of focus in the chapter is fraction division. Students also do some problem solving with fractions.
In chapter 8, students are introduced to integers. They plot points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane and learn to add and subtract with negative numbers. Multiplication and division of integers are studied in 7th grade.
In geometry (chapter 9), the focus is on the area of polygons. This is studied in a logical progression: first, the area of right triangles, then the area of parallelograms, then, the area of triangles, and lastly the area of polygons. We also review some topics from earlier grades (quadrilaterals, triangles, perimeter, basic drawing). Other major topics in this chapter are calculating surface area of some solids using nets, and volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths.
Lastly, in chapter 10, students study statistics. The focus idea is that of a statistical distribution. Students learn about measures of center and measures of variability. They learn how to make dot plots, histograms, boxplots, and stemandleaf plots, and how to summarize distributions.
Here is a list of manipulatives, or actually just measurement tools, that are needed for grade 6.
Taking a look at Math Mammoth — a review of MM6 by Jaime Gravitt at My Homeschool Story blog
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