Throughout mathematics in Grades 6-8, students build a foundation of basic understandings in number, operation, and quantitative reasoning; patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking; geometry and spatial reasoning; measurement; and probability and statistics.
Within a well-balanced mathematics curriculum, the primary focal points at Grade 6 are numbers and operations; proportionality; expressions, equations, and relationships; and measurement and data.
- Students use concepts of proportionality to explore, develop, and communicate mathematical relationships.
- Students use algebraic thinking to connect verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations of relationships, including equations and inequalities.
- Students use geometric properties and relationships, as well as spatial reasoning, to model and analyze situations and solve problems.
- Students use appropriate statistics, representations of data, and reasoning to draw conclusions, evaluate arguments, and make recommendations.
- Students represent and use integers in a variety of forms while solving problems and justifying solutions.
- Students use concepts, algorithms, and properties of rational numbers to explore mathematical relationships and to describe increasingly complex situations.
- Students apply mathematical process standards to develop an economic way of thinking and problem solving through financial literacy concepts.
Problem solving in meaningful contexts, language and communication, connections within and outside mathematics, and formal and informal reasoning underlie all content areas in mathematics. Throughout mathematics in Grades 6-8, students use these processes together with graphing technology and other mathematical tools such as manipulative materials to develop conceptual understanding and solve problems as they do mathematics.
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