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					                                                                 Sixth Grade Mathematics
                                                                      Planning Guide
Sept   Objectives                                   Standards       Curriculum         Activities                    Assessments         Differentiation
2005                                                                                                                                     Tips
Sept   *Memorize first twelve multiples of 9        Number &        Fourth and Fifth   Rolling on KIPP Video         Skills Diagnostic   Allow students to look
Week   *Memorize first twelve multiples of 7        Operations      Grade Curriculum                                 (See Assessment     at notes when doing
       *Identify place values to billions                                              Place Value Charts            Information)        chant, if they need.
1      *Read and write numbers to the billions                                                                                           Have struggling
       *Order whole numbers                                                                                                              students practice
                                                                                                                                         additional times for
Sept   *Memorize the first twelve multiples of 6    Number &        Fourth and Fifth   Rolling on KIPP Video         Skills Diagnostic   Have excelling students
Week   *Memorize first twelve multiples of 3        Operations      Grade Curriculum                                                     practice writing out
       *Identify place values of decimals to the                                       Place Value Charts                                numbers in words right
2      ten thousandths                                                                                                                   away.
       *Order decimals
Sept   *Memorize the first twelve multiples of 4    Number &        Fourth and Fifth   Rolling on KIPP Video         Test #5 (Content    Continue to practice
Week   *Memorize the first twelve multiples of 8    Operations      Grade Curriculum   Mnemonic for Multiplication   Diagnostic—All      these concepts with
       *Memorize the first twelve multiples of 12                                                                    topics)             struggling students until
3      *Solve multi-digit multiplication problems                                      Long-Division Chant                               they achieve them.
       *Solve one-digit divisor problems using                                                                                           They are fundamental
       long division                                                                                                                     to the year’s curriculum.
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Oct    Objectives                                   Standards            Impact              Activities                           Assessments           Differentiation
2005                                                                     Curriculum                                                                     Tips
Oct    *Recognize numeric and visual patterns       State:               Chapter 1.1         *Pattern games                       Quiz:                 Using manipulatives
Week   *Describe a numeric and visual pattern in    Patterns,            Looking for         *Pascal’s Triangle                   Patterns              always is a great way to
       words both in written and oral form          Functions, and       Patterns and 1.2                                                               identify patterns: both
1      *Extend numeric and visual patterns to       Relations            Following Rules                                          Project:              algebraic and
       find the next numbers in the sequence                                                                                      Patterns Project      geometric. For your
       *Identify missing numbers or shapes in a                          Pre-requisites:                                                                struggling learners,
       pattern                                                           Multiples and                                                                  giving them these tactile
                                                                         factors                                                                        pieces can help them
                                                                                                                                                        identify changes
                                                                         Future relevance:                                                              between terms in a
                                                                         Algebraic                                                                      sequence with greater
                                                                         expressions                                                                    ease.

Oct    *Define an exponent                          State:               Chapter 1.2         *Bacterial experiment                Quiz:                 Make sure to use a
Week   *Rewrite a number from exponential form      Number and           Following Rules     (exponential growth)                 Basic Exponents and   mnemonic device to
       to expanded form as a substep to solving     Numeration                               *Analogy—getting dressed in the      Order of Operations   help students with order
2      it. *Solve an expression where the           *Operations,         Pre-requisites:     morning (what happens if we do it                          of operations. This
       exponent is 1,2,3 (i.e. 33)                  Estimation           Multiplication      in the wrong order) as a hook                              often helps auditory
       *Identify the steps in order of operations   Algebra                                  *PEMDAS-Please Excuse My                                   learners. Also keep a
       *Use order of operations to solve a          *Equations and       Future relevance:   Dear Aunt Sally—as a mnemonic                              clear visual up all year
       numerical expression                         Inequalities         Solving algebraic   device to help them remember                               to help all learners
       *Estimate an answer using order of                                expressions         the steps                                                  continually remember
       operations                                                                            *Board Races—race to the board                             their proper order for all
                                                                                             in a team to solve an order of                             expressions.
                                                                                             operations problem step-by-step.
                                                                                             Team to finish first and correctly
                                                                                             solve wins.

Oct    *Relate basic mathematical processes to      State:               Chapter 1.3         Memory                               Quiz:                 *Provide your struggling
Week   vocabulary (i.e. increase =add;              Algebra              Writing Rules for   *match word with correct             Rules for Patterns    learners with a blank
       decrease= subtract; times = multiply, etc)   *Variables and       Patterns            operation/function                                         multiplication chart to fill
3      *Create an input-output chart to describe    Expressions                              *match monomials with their                                in and continue chants
       what is happening in a word description                           Pre-requisites:     written form                                               to learn basic multiples
       *Rewrite one-step word descriptions into     Problem Solving      Stronger literacy                                                              *Rules are often
       an algebraic form (rule)                                          skills                                                                         confusing for all
       *Rewrite two-step word descriptions into                                                                                                         students—pretend it’s a
       an algebraic form (rule)                                          Future relevance:                                                              code with your students
                                                                         Algebraic                                                                      and treat it like
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                                                                       expressions                                                                    translating a mysterious
Oct    *Define a polygon                           State:              Chapter 1.4         *Polygon detective clues—                                  *Provide students with
Week   *Create shapes that are polygons and        Geometry Strand     Patterns in         describe a polygon in written form                         graph paper during this
       are not polygons                            *Geometric          Geometry            and have students draw and                                 unit (larger squares for
4      *Classify polygons based on their           Relationships                           identify what type of polygon it is                        your struggling
       number of sides                             *Transformational                                                                                  learners) to help create
       *Identify polygons based on their number    Geometry                                *Symmetric pictures—have                                   and visualize shapes
       of sides                                                                            students create half of a polygon                          (especially for
       *Identify and draw lines of symmetry of                                             on folded paper; draw their                                symmetry)
       basic geometric shapes.                                                             prediction for what the polygon                            DUE TO TIME
       Extra:                                                                              looks like; and then cut out the                           LIMITATIONS PRE-
       *Identify the formulas for areas of                                                 whole polygon. Students can                                TEST, USE THESE
       triangles, parallelograms, and circles                                              then write a comparison of their                           NEXT TWO WEEKS
       *Solve for the area of triangles,                                                   predictions and the actual shape.                          TO DO AREA
       parallelograms, and circles                                                                                                                    STATIONS TO
       *Solve for the circumference of a circle                                            *Area Station Packet                                       REVIEW WITH
       *Solve for the perimeter of a polygon                                                                                                          STUDENTS BASIC
                                                                                                                                                      AREA FORMULAS
                                                                                                                                                      FOR SIMPLE AND
                                                                                                                                                      POLYGONS AND
Oct    *Use a protractor to measure angles         State:              Chapter 1.4         *Human Arm as a Protractor—           Quiz:                *Teach estimation of
Week   correctly                                   Geometry Strand     Patterns in         have students use their arm as an     Angle Measurements   angles first to students
       *Define angles as either acute, right,      *Geometric          Geometry            estimator tool—straight arm=180                            to ensure they have an
5      obtuse, or straight                         Relationships                           degrees where elbow equals the                             approximate reference
       *Estimate angle measurements visually                           Future relevance:   vertex.                                                    before actually
       *Determine the sum of interior angles for                       Areas and                                                                      measuring an angle.
       a triangle and a quadrilateral using a                          perimeter of        *Angle posters—students create                             *For struggling learners
       protractor                                                      shapes              posters to remember the different                          especially, using their
       *Classify triangles based on their angle                                            types of angles (draw at least                             arm as a human
       measurements and side lengths                                                       three versions of the angle (if                            protractor helps them
       *Solve for angle measurements based on                                              possible). Helps students who                              relate to angle
       the fact that the sum of interior angles                                            only envision a right angle as an                          measurement.
       equals 180 degrees                                                                  erect L.                                                   *Utilize mnemonic
       *Solve for angle measurements for                                                                                                              devices to remember
       quadrilaterals based on the fact that the                                           *Triangle pictures—create a                                the sum of interior
       sum of interior angles equals 360                                                   picture using and labeling all                             angles for a triangle and
       degrees                                                                             three of the triangles (scalene,                           quadrilateral
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                   isosceles, and equilateral)

                   *Missing angle pictures of
                   triangles and quadrilaterals
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                                                                          Planning Guide
Nov    Objectives                                   Standards           Impact              Activities                            Assessments             Differentiation
2005                                                                    Curriculum                                                                        Tips
Nov    REVIEW WEEK:                                 See above           Chapter 1:          *Review games: jeopardy,              Test #1:                Review weeks are great
Week   *Patterns, order of operations, rules, and                       Patterns            memory, bingo                         Patterns                opportunities for
       geometric basics                                                                     *Differentiated stations and                                  differentiation. Based
1                                                                                           centers                                                       on quiz score, you can
                                                                                            *Partner activities with reciprocal                           create stations,
                                                                                            teaching                                                      individual centers, and
                                                                                            *Creating a dictionary to help with                           games that are
                                                                                            vocabulary                                                    centered on students’
                                                                                                                                                          individual weaknesses
                                                                                                                                                          and strengths. This
                                                                                                                                                          gives you more time to
                                                                                                                                                          target specific needs.
Nov    *Define the commutative, associative,        State:              Chapter 2.1         Mnemonic Devices—associative          Project:                *Continue to practice
Week   identity, and distributive properties        Number Sense        Factors and         (numbers hang out (associate)         Properties Poster       chants with students
       *Identify the commutative, associative,      and Operations      Multiples           with different friends); identity                             and making
2      identity, and distributive properties                                                (who is that number—it’s identity                             multiplication charts for
       *Write examples for the commutative,                             Pre-requisites:     never changes); and commutative                               struggling learners
       associative, identity, and distributive                          Multiplication      (the numbers can’t stay put—they                              *Use manipulatives to
       properties                                                       Future relevance:   keep moving (commuting) all over                              help struggling learners
       *List the first twelve multiples for                             Fractions,          *Properties Feud—teams                                        with factors
       numbers 1-12                                                     Percents, and       challenge off on identifying the                              *This section lends well
       *Simplify expressions into multiplication                        Decimals—a          correct property first                                        to differentiating by
       (when we are adding a number                                     fundamental to      *Properties posters—students                                  numbers (using more
       repeatedly) and exponents (when we are                           almost all future   create examples on their own of                               challenging numbers for
       multiplying a number repeatedly)                                 content             each property to put up on class                              your excelling learners
       *Compare growth when using exponents                                                 posters                                                       and simpler numbers
       and multiplication                                                                   *Enlarged graph that                                          for your struggling
       *Solve exponents through the third power                                             demonstrates an exponential                                   learners)
                                                                                            function and regular linear
                                                                                            function that you make as a class

Nov    *Define multiple, factor, least common       State:              Chapter 2.1         *Multiple Bingo (students pick        Quiz:                   *Using T-charts helps
Week   multiple, greatest common factor             Number Sense        Factors and         their own numbers through 144)        Factors and Multiples   students visually
       Find the LCM of two numbers                  and Operations      Multiples           and get to mark spots when                                    organize factors (a
3      *Use a T-chart to find the factors of a                          Pre-requisites:     asked for a multiple of x. First to                           challenge for struggling
       number                                                           Multiplication      get a line wins                                               learners)
       *Distinguish between a prime and a                               Future relevance:   *Roll numbers while doing LCM                                 *This section lends well
       composite number                                                 Fractions,          (see chants above)                                            to differentiating by
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       *Use a factor tree to find all the prime                         Percents, and          *T-charts to get GCF—students                                 numbers (for factor
       factors of a number                                              Decimals—a             find all factor pairs of each                                 trees—provide students
       *Solve for the GCF using T-charts                                fundamental to         number and circle the largest                                 with numbers of varying
                                                                        almost all future      common one.                                                   difficulty based on their
                                                                        content                *Create actual factor “trees” for a                           skill levels
                                                                                               bulletin board project
                                                                                               *Product Game
                                                                                               *Factor Game
Nov    *Define fractions as parts to whole          State:              Chapter 2.2            *Pizzas are commonly used but          Quiz:                  Differentiate by number;
Week   *Create fractions visually using             Representation      Patterns in            do often work for intros to the unit   Equivalent Fractions   Encourage struggling
       manipulatives and/or drawings                                    Fractions              *Cuisinaire Rods are great tools                              learners to continue to
4      *Create equivalent fractions visually        Number Sense        Pre-requisites:        to compare parts-to-whole (see                                use visuals along with
       using manipulatives or drawings (i.e. ½ of   and Operations      Multiplication,        Marilyn Burns activity books for                              their actual
       a pizza is the same as 4/8 of a pizza)                           Division, GCF          ideas)                                                        computations. For
       *Reduce a fraction to simplest form using                                               *Be a detective: have students                                excelling learners,
       a T-chart (factor pairs)                                         Future relevance:      solve for the missing equivalent                              challenge them to solve
       *Multiply fractions using the identity                           Fundamental to all     by providing them with the                                    for the missing number
       property (1=1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4,…) to find                        Fraction/ratio units   denominator of the new fraction                               (see be a detective)
       equivalent fractions                                                                    but not the numerator (more for
                                                                                               excelling learners)
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Dec    Objectives                                     Standards            Impact                 Activities                            Assessments           Differentiation
2005                                                                       Curriculum                                                                         Tips
Dec    *Solve for an equivalent fraction using a      State:               Chapter 2.2            *Alligators eat the bigger            Quiz:                 Continue to use
Week   table                                          Representation       Patterns in            numbers!                              Factors, Multiples,   manipulatives to assist
       *Compare fractions visually when they                               Fractions              *Fraction Jeopardy (compare,          and Fractions         students who are
1      have a common denominator                      Number Sense         Pre-requisites:        equivalent, reduce)                                         having a hard time
       *Compare fractions visually when they          and Operations       Multiplication,                                                                    visualizing fractions
       have a common numerator                                             Division, multiples                                                                *Use real-life situations
       *Compare fractions using cross                                                                                                                         to relate fractions to
       multiplication and common multiples                                 Future relevance:                                                                  students (i.e. class
                                                                           Fundamental to all                                                                 demographics, families,
                                                                           Fraction/ratio units                                                               food, etc.)
Dec    *Identify place values up to the ten           State:               2.3 Patterns in        *Shopping in store activities                               *Provide fake money to
Week   thousandth                                     Problem Solving      Decimals               (totaling costs)                                            students to visualize
       *Identify the place values in a decimal                                                    *Ordering Decimals Students                                 part of a whole dollar
2      *Relate decimals to their money                Number Sense                                analyze the Tsunami donations                               *Provide struggling
       equivalent                                     and Operations                              and can write them from biggest                             learners with a place
       *Read and write a decimal name (up to                                                      to smallest percent of donation.                            value chart to write
       the ten thousandth)                                                                        *Board Games—students race to                               numbers in to identify
       *Order decimals by comparing place                                                         board as members of a team to                               place values easier
       values                                                                                     write part of a decimal’s name.
       *Round and estimate decimals to a
       certain place value
Dec    *Memorize basic fraction-decimal               State:               2.4 Fractions and      *Create benchmark posters and                               *Review chants to help
Week   benchmark values (1/2, 1/3, ¼, 1/5, 2/3,       Number Sense         Decimals               real-life ways to remember the                              students with the steps
       3/4)                                           and Operations                              fraction (i.e. quarters, etc)                               of long division
3      *Estimate a decimal based on its fraction                           *Ensure all            *Long Division Chant (KIPP                                  *Use money to bring a
       value                                                               children memorize      Video)                                                      real world context to
       *Estimate a fraction based on its decimal                           the basic              *Marilyn Burns has a book that                              decimals and fractions
       value                                                               benchmark values       explores fraction and decimal
       *Divide two numbers using long division                             as this is crucial     activities
       *Use long division to covert a fraction into                        throughout the
       a decimal                                                           year.

Dec    REVIEW WEEK:                                   See above            Chapter 1:             *Review games: jeopardy,              Test #2:              Review weeks are great
Week   *Patterns, exponents, order of                                      Patterns               memory, bingo                         Patterns and          opportunities for
       operations, rules, and geometric basics                             Chapter 2:             *Differentiated stations and          Numbers               differentiation. Based
4      *Factors, multiples, properties, fractions,                         Fractions and          centers                                                     on quiz score, you can
       and decimals                                                        Decimals               *Partner activities with reciprocal                         create stations,
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                   teaching                              individual centers, and
                   *Creating a dictionary to help with   games that are
                   vocabulary                            centered on students’
                                                         individual weaknesses
                                                         and strengths. This
                                                         gives you more time to
                                                         target specific needs.
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                                                                           Planning Guide
Jan    Objectives                                   Standards            Impact              Activities                            Assessments             Differentiation
2006                                                                     Curriculum                                                                        Tips
Jan    *Find common denominators for a pair of      State:               Chapter 3.1         *Fraction stations—students           Quiz: Adding and        Provide a multiplication
Week   fractions                                    Problem Solving      Adding and          rotate through different activities   Subtracting Fractions   chart to struggling
       *Add fractions with like denominators                             Subtracting         with each type of operation                                   students as they work
1      *Subtract fractions with like denominators   Representation       Fractions           (cumulative activity includes a                               on getting common
       *Add fractions with unlike denominators                           Pre-requisites:     mixed review of all operations)                               denominators.
       *Subtract fractions with unlike              Number Sense         Finding Common                                                                    Create a mnemonic
       denominators                                 and Operations       Denominators                                                                      device to help students
                                                                         Future Relevance:                                                                 remember rules for
                                                                         Add and Subtract                                                                  adding and subtracting
                                                                         Mixed Numbers                                                                     with like and unlike
Jan    *Convert improper fractions into mixed       State:               Chapter 3.1         (This tends to be a tricky concept    Quiz: Adding and        Have struggling
Week   numbers                                      Problem Solving      Adding and          for students so make sure your        Subtracting Mixed       students roll their
       *Convert mixed numbers into improper                              Subtracting         activities are well structured and    Numbers                 multiples when
2      fractions                                    Representation       Fractions           there are some mnemonic                                       converting from
       *Add mixed numbers with like and unlike                           Pre-requisites:     devices to help students                                      improper to proper and
       denominators                                 Number Sense         Add and Subtract    remember the steps)                                           proper to improper
       *Subtract mixed numbers with like and        and Operations       fractions                                                                         fractions; this will help
       unlike denominators                                                                                                                                 with conversions
Jan    *Multiply fractions                          State:               Chapter 3.2         *Board champs—drill four              Test: Operations with   Create mnemonic
Week   *Multiply mixed numbers (convert to          Number Sense         Multiplying and     students at the board at a time       Fractions               devices to remember
       improper fraction)                           and Operations       Dividing with       and winner gets to remain up at                               steps for multiplying
3      *Divide fractions                                                 Fractions           the board                                                     and dividing fractions
       *Divide mixed numbers                                                                 *Operating with Fractions                                     for your auditory
                                                                                             Jeopardy—adding, subtracting,                                 learners.
                                                                                             multiplying, and dividing                                     For students with
                                                                                                                                                           continual problems with
                                                                                                                                                           converting fractions
                                                                                                                                                           from proper to
                                                                                                                                                           improper, have these
                                                                                                                                                           struggling learners
                                                                                                                                                           focus first on just
                                                                                                                                                           fractions, rather than
                                                                                                                                                           incorporating mixed
Jan    *Add decimals                                State:               Chapter 3.3         *More store activities                Quiz: Add, Subtract,    Create mnemonic
       *Subtract decimals                           Problem Solving      Multiplying and     *Restaurant activities                and Multiply            devices to remind
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Week   *Multiply decimals by whole numbers                              Dividing with        *Tips at a restaurant        Decimals          students of the different
4      *Estimate products with decimals as a       Representation       Decimals             *Tax on an item                                rules for adding and
       multiplier                                                       Pre-requisites:                                                     subtracting decimals
       *Multiply decimals by decimals              Number Sense         Multiplication                                                      (line it up!) and
                                                   and Operations       *Added in adding                                                    multiplying and dividing
                                                                        and subtracting                                                     decimals (count the
                                                                        decimals, as these                                                  places!)
                                                                        are crucial
                                                                        concepts too.
Jan    *Divide a whole number by a decimal (in     State:               Chapter 3.3          *Class store                 Quiz: Basic       Start struggling learners
Week   divisor)                                    Problem Solving      Multiplying and      *Long Division Chant (KIPP   Operations with   with calculators to help
       *Divide a decimal by a whole number                              Dividing with        Video)                       Decimals          them realize the
5      *Divide a decimal by a decimal              Representation       Decimals             *Decimals overview                             patterns of dividing by
       *Estimate the quotient when dividing by a                        Pre-requisites:                                                     decimals. A times chart
       decimal                                     Number Sense         Long Division                                                       also helps struggling
                                                   and Operations                                                                           learners develop
                                                                                                                                            comfort with the division
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Feb    Objectives                                 Standards           Impact                Activities                           Assessments            Differentiation
2006                                                                  Curriculum                                                                        Tips
Feb    *Use a number line to identify counting    State:              Chapter 2.5           *Visual of the sets of numbers       Quiz:                  For many students, a
Week   numbers, whole numbers, and integers       Representation      Negative Numbers      (Venn Diagrams are good, but         Negative Numbers       vertical number line
       *Order numbers using symbols: greater                          Pre-requisites:       may get confusing for some                                  tends to work better.
1      than, equal to, and lesser than            Number Sense        Using a number        students. Lists are a good                                  Physically walking up
       *Define absolute value                                         line                  compliment.)                                                and down a number line
       *Find the absolute value of a number                                                 *Walk the Number Line activities                            helps students
                                                                                            (create a physical large number                             understand adding and
                                                                                            line in your class and have your                            subtracting a number.
                                                                                            students physically walk left                               Also associating
                                                                                            toward the “dark side” and right                            mnemonic devices with
                                                                                            “toward the light”. 0 equals the                            negative= “bad guys”
                                                                                            passageway.                                                 and positive= “good
                                                                                                                                                        guys” helps some
Feb    VACATION WEEK:                             See above           Chapter 1-3                                                Take-Home Test #3:     Create at least two
Week   Review Packet:                                                                                                            Patterns, Numbers,     leveled assessments for
       Patterns, Exponents, Factors, Multiples,                                                                                  and Fractions and      your tests, differentiated
2      Basic Geometry, Fraction basics,                                                                                          Decimals               by numbers for your
       Converting between Fractions and                                                                                                                 excelling and struggling
       Decimals, Operations with Fractions and                                                                                                          learners. Since it is
       Decimals, Negative Numbers                                                                                                                       take home, it may not
                                                                                                                                                        be best to do multiple
                                                                                                                                                        choice (as students
                                                                                                                                                        tend to rush through
                                                                                                                                                        these and you’ll be less
                                                                                                                                                        able to regulate.)
Feb    *Define and identify a ratio               State:              *’Found in seventh    Real life ratios (great chance to    Quiz: Ratios and       Differentiate by number
Week   *Solve a basic proportion using cross      Representation      grade Impact          incorporate measurement info—        Proportions            Use of real-life
       multiplication                                                 curriculum (chapter   in./ft; ft/yd; ft/miles etc)—Catch                          situations will motivate
3      *Find the unit price of an object          Number Sense        7) but a good pre-    Me if You Can Chant on KIPP                                 most all students.
       *Compare items to determine the best       and Operations      requisite to          Video
       buy                                                            percents              *Shopping activities
       *Identify a percent as a ratio                                                       *Percents in the classroom: test
                                                                                            and quiz score comparisons
Feb    *Convert between a decimal and a           Representation      Chapter 4.1 and       *Fraction/percent/decimal charts     Quiz: Percent Basics   Remind students that
Week   percent                                                        4.2 Making Sense      *Test day—receive percentage on                             percents are married to
       *Convert between a fraction and a          Number Sense        of Percents and       test and need to figure out                                 100 constantly. May
4      percent                                    and Operations      Finding a Percent     fraction correct                                            offer a calculator to
                                       Sixth Grade Mathematics
                                            Planning Guide
*Memorize a basic                         of a Quantity          struggling learners at
fraction/decimal/percent chart for                               first to get the idea of
benchmark values                          Pre-requisites:        percents but best to
*Relate percents greater than 100 to      Fractions and          encourage
mixed numbers and whole numbers with      Decimals               multiplication chart and
decimals                                  Future Relevance:      chants. Have struggling
*Solve for the percent of a number        Using Percents         learners create
                                                                 additional benchmark
                                                                 charts all week for
                                                                 homework to get
                                                                 additional practice.
                                                                   Sixth Grade Mathematics
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Mar    Objectives                                 Standards           Impact                     Activities                            Assessments              Differentiation
2006                                                                  Curriculum                                                                                Tips
Mar    REVIEW WEEK:                               See above           Chapter 1:                 *Review games: jeopardy,              Test #4:                 Review weeks are great
Week   *Patterns, exponents, order of                                 Patterns                   memory, bingo                         Patterns, Numbers,       opportunities for
       operations, rules                                                                         *Differentiated stations and          Basic Geometry,          differentiation. Based
1      *Geometric basics                                              Chapter 2:                 centers                               Fractions, Decimals,     on quiz score, you can
       *Factors, multiples, properties                                Numbers (and               *Partner activities with reciprocal   and Percents             create stations,
       *Negative numbers                                              Geometry Basics)           teaching                                                       individual centers, and
       *Fractions, decimals, and percents                                                        *Creating a dictionary to help with                            games that are
                                                                      Chapter 3 and 4:           vocabulary                                                     centered on students’
                                                                      Fractions,                                                                                individual weaknesses
                                                                      Decimals, and                                                                             and strengths. This
                                                                      Percents                                                                                  gives you more time to
                                                                                                                                                                target specific needs.
Mar    FINAL REVIEW WEEK FOR                      See above           Chapters 1-4               Use the previous week’s test as a     One standardized         Stations that are
Week   STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT                                                                      diagnostic and create targeted        practice assessment,     differentiated based on
                                                                                                 review activities for groups of       if you desire (good to   strengths and
2                                                                                                students based on individual          pace students with       weaknesses of students
                                                                                                 needs.                                this)
Mar    *Solve for the percent of a number using   STATEWIDE           Chapter 4.2                *Sales at stores activities           Project:                 Continually remind
Week   cross multiplication                       ASSESSMENT:         Finding the                                                      It’s Sale Time!          students to estimate
       *Solve a “what percent” problem or “what   Monday, March 13    Percent of a                                                     Students shop at         reasonableness of
2      number” problem                                                Quantity and 4.3                                                 their favorite store     answers (use
       *Solve for the percent discount                                Percents and                                                     pre-and post-sale        benchmark values to
       *Solve for the sale price                                      Wholes                                                           and determine how        help do this). Have
                                                                                                                                       much they saved as       struggling learners keep
                                                                                                                                       a result.                their benchmark values
                                                                                                                                                                out if they have not
                                                                                                                                                                memorized them yet.
Mar    *Create a table to describe a data set     State:              Chapter 6.1 Using          *Students create survey on topic      Week-long Class          When suggesting topics
Week   *Create a bar graph using a data set       Statistics and      Graphs to                  *Students collect information         Project:                 to students, select
       *Interpret a bar graph for certain         Probability         Understand Data            *Students create a table based on     Sample Survey and        topics with lesser
3      information                                                    *Incorporate               data                                  Graphs: Have             categories for your
       *Find percents of components in a data     Number Sense        measurement into           *Students create a bar graph          students create a        struggling learners and
       set                                        and Operations      this unit by using         based on data                         survey of students in    topics with more
       *Create a pie graph to represent data                          lbs, in., ft., kg., etc.   *Students create a circle graph       the class and make a     possible categories for
                                                                      Review with                based on data (and percentages        table, bar graph, and    your excelling learners
                                                                      students basic             they found)                           circle graph             (i.e. struggling
                                                                      units of                   *Students analyze questions on        displaying the           learners= age, gender,
                                                                      measurement.               graphs during a gallery walk for      information. Then        ethnicity; excelling
                                                                      Sixth Grade Mathematics
                                                                           Planning Guide
                                                                                                    culminating project                 present the graphs in   learners=favorite color,
                                                                                                                                        a gallery walk at the   subject, food, etc.)
                                                                                                                                        end of the week and
                                                                                                                                        have classmates
                                                                                                                                        answer sample
                                                                                                                                        questions based on
                                                                                                                                        the graphs.
Mar    *Describe a set of data in written and oral   State:              Chapter 6.2 What           *Create interesting data sets for   Quiz:                   Differentiate by number
Week   form                                          Statistics and      is Typical?                students and find the various       Mean, Median, and       Use real life situations
       *Describe the range of a set of data and      Probability         *Incorporate               averages for each.                  Mode
4      identify outliers                                                 measurement into
       *Find the median of a set of data                                 this unit by using
       *Find the mode of a set of data                                   lbs, in., ft., kg., etc.
       *Find the mean of a set of data                                   Review with
       *Choose the best average for a given                              students units of
       situation                                                         measurement.
                                                                   Sixth Grade Mathematics
                                                                        Planning Guide
Apr    Objectives                                    Standards       Impact                  Activities                           Assessments            Differentiation
2006                                                                 Curriculum                                                                          Tips
Apr    *Find the perimeter of a polygon              State:          Chapter 8.2             *Measure playground outside          Quiz: Perimeters and   Provide struggling
Week   *Estimate the perimeter of a polygon                          Measuring Around        *Measure perimeter of school         Circumferences         students with graph
       *Use basic units of measure for length        Geometry                                *Look online—there are usually a                            paper as they measure.
1      *Derive an approximate for the number pi                      Pre-requisites: Basic   lot of great ways to approximately                          Have excelling learners
       *Use formula to solve for the circumference   Measurement     measurement units       “derive” the number pi with                                 measure all their
       of a circle.                                                                          students that are fun                                       shapes

Apr    *Find the area of a square                    State:          Chapter 8.3 Areas       *Marilyn Burns Activities (All       Test: Advanced         Again, provide
Week   *Find squares and square roots of numbers                     and Squares and 8.4     About Mathematics offers             Geometry               struggling learners with
       *Find the area of a parallelogram             Geometry        Calculating Areas       numerous activities on using                                graph paper to count
2      *Estimate the area of a parallelogram                                                 manipulatives to explore areas’                             square units.
       *Find the area of a triangle                  Measurement                             formulas)                                                   Have excelling learners
       *Find the area of a circle                                                            *Area Station Packet                                        start to find the areas of
       *Find the area of an irregular shape          Number                                                                                              irregular polygons
       (excelling learners)                          Sense and                                                                                           (combine more than
                                                     Operations                                                                                          one formula).

Apr    CONTINUE MONTHLY UNITS ON THE                                 *Chapter 10.1 and       *Basic concepts and rules of         Test #5: All topics
Week   FOLLOWING TOPICS TO PREPARE FOR                               10.2                    probability (2 weeks)
       THE SEVENTH GRADE OR CREATE                                   *Chapter 7.1 and 7.2    *Patterns and Variables (2 weeks)
4      WEEKLY REVIEW PROJECTS (SEE UNIT                              *Chapter 9.2 and 9.3    *Understanding Equations and
       PLANS)                                                                                Using Guess-and-check to Solve
                                                                                             (2 weeks)
                                                                     *Chapter 5.1 and 5.2    *Interpreting and Creating Graphs
                                                                                             (2 weeks)