Jemtegaard Middle School
6th Grade Connected Math Program Syllabus
for 2009 – 2010
The Connected Math Project (CMP), the current 6th grade math curriculum at
Jemtegaard Middle School, is built around mathematical problems that help students
develop an understanding of important concepts and skills in number sense, geometry,
measurement, algebra, probability, and statistics. These skills will be critical for students
to be successful when taking the Measure of Student Progress (the new name for state
mandated test). Listed are the books and performance expectations for this year:
Multiplication and Division of Fractions & Decimals
Compare and order non-negative 6.1.A
fractions, decimals, and integers using the
number line, lists, and the symbols <, >,
Represent multiplication and division of 6.1.B
non-negative fractions and decimals using
area models and the number line, and
connect each representation to the
Estimate products and quotients of 6.1.C
fractions and decimals.
Fluently and accurately multiply and 6.1.D
divide non-negative fractions and explain
the inverse relationship between
multiplication and division with fractions.
Multiply and divide whole numbers and 6.1.E
decimals by 1000, 100, 10, 1, 0.1, 0.01,
Fluently and accurately multiply and 6.1.F
divide non-negative decimals.
Describe the effect of multiplying or 6.1.G
dividing a number by one, by zero, by a (7th
number between zero and one, and by a
number greater than one.
Solve single- and multi-step word 6.1.H
problems involving operations with Ahead?
fractions and decimals and verify the
Mathematical Expressions and Equations
Write a mathematical expression or 6.2.A
equation with variables to represent
information in a table or given situation.
Draw a first-quadrant graph in the 6.2.B
coordinate plane to represent information
in a table or given situation.
Evaluate mathematical expressions when 6.2.C
the value for each variable is given.
Apply the commutative, associative, and 6.2.D
distributive properties, and use the order Negative
of operations to evaluate mathematical
Solve one-step equations and verify 6.2.E
solutions. • Moving
Solve word problems using mathematical 6.2.F
expressions and equations and verify
Ratios, Rates & Percents
Identify and write ratios as comparisons of 6.3.A
part-to-part and part-to-whole • Stretching
Write ratios to represent a variety of rates. 6.3.B
Represent percents visually and 6.3.C
numerically, and convert between the
fractional, decimal, and percent
representations of a number.
Solve single- and multi-step word 6.3.D
problems involving ratios, rates, and • Comparing
percents, and verify the solutions.
Identify the ratio of the circumference to 6.3.E
the diameter of a circle as the constant , Surrounding
and recognize and 3.14 as common
approximations of .
Determine the experimental probability of 6.3.F
a simple event using data collected in an
Determine the theoretical probability of an 6.3.G
event and its complement and represent
the probability as a fraction or decimal
from 0 to 1 or as a percent from 0 to 100.
Two & Three Dimensional Figures
Determine the circumference and area of 6.4.A
Determine the perimeter and area of a 6.4.B
composite figure that can be divided into Surrounding
triangles, rectangles, and parts of circles.
Solve single- and multi-step word 6.4.C
problems involving the relationships Surrounding
among radius, diameter, circumference,
and area of circles, and verify the
Recognize and draw two-dimensional 6.4.D
representations of three-dimensional
Determine the surface area and volume of 6.4.E
rectangular prisms using appropriate
formulas and explain why the formulas
Determine the surface area of a pyramid. 6.4.F
Describe and sort polyhedra by their 6.4.G
attributes: parallel faces, types of faces,
number of faces, edges, and vertices.
Additional Key Content
Use strategies for mental computations 6.5.A
with non-negative whole numbers,
fractions, and decimals.
Locate positive and negative integers on 6.5.B
the number line and use integers to Negative
represent quantities in various contexts.
Compare and order positive and negative 6.5.C
integers using the number line, lists, and Negative
the symbols <, >, or =.
Analyze a problem situation to determine 6.6.A
the question(s) to be answered. 90-100% A
Identify relevant, missing, and extraneous 6.6.B
information related to the solution to a
problem. 80-89% B
Analyze and compare mathematical 6.6.C
strategies for solving problems, and select 70-79% C
and use one or more strategies to solve a
Represent a problem situation, describe 6.6.D
the process used to solve the problem,
and verify the reasonableness of the 0-64% F
Communicate the answer(s) to the 6.6.E
question(s) in a problem using Final Grades Based On:
appropriate representations, including
symbols and informal and formal 30% Quizzes
Apply a previously used problem-solving 6.6.F
strategy in a new context. 20% Journals
Extract and organize mathematical 6.6.G
information from symbols, diagrams, and 10% Projects
graphs to make inferences, draw
conclusions, and justify reasoning.
Make and test conjectures based on data 6.6.H
(or information) collected from
explorations and experiments. 15% Exit Exam