# MYP Mathematics - Grade 6

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Summary:
Math 6 is a class that begins with concrete ideas centered around number and then moves the student up through more abstract concepts during the units of algebra and probability. Students will find many connections to past math classes in the first two units of study.  Analyzing and classifying numbers while using the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with fractions and decimals will be a major focus of first semester.  By second semester the class will advance to building the student’s understanding of solving for the unknown in the unit of algebra. Finally, the class completes the year with an investigation into the world of chance and probability.  Each unit has opportunities for application to life outside the classroom and several projects will help the student create meaning and purpose between themselves and mathematics.

Units and topics:
 Unit 1 – Whole Numbers and Decimals Place value Operations with the number ten Compare whole numbers and decimals Mental Estimation Unit 3 – Algebra  Order of operations Simplify expressions Evaluate expressions with substitution Solve equations Represent verbal models with mathematical notation Unit 2 – Rational Numbers Fraction, decimal, and percent equivalency Conversions Number line Four basic operations Mental calculations Unit 4 – Probability  Theoretical and experimental probability Sample space Calculate the probability of an event Compound events Independent and dependent events
Aims: As stated in the MYP Math guide, the aims of MYP Math Year 1 are to encourage and enable students to
• enjoy mathematics, develop curiosity and begin to appreciate its elegance and power
• develop an understanding of the principles and nature of mathematics
• communicate clearly and confidently in a variety of contexts
• develop logical, critical and creative thinking
• develop confidence, perseverance, and independence in mathematical thinking and problem-solving
• develop powers of generalization and abstraction
• apply and transfer skills to a wide range of real-life situations, other areas of knowledge and
• future developments
• appreciate how developments in technology and mathematics have influenced each other
• appreciate the moral, social and ethical implications arising from the work of mathematicians and the applications of mathematics
• appreciate the international dimension in mathematics through an awareness of the  universality of mathematics and its multicultural and historical perspectives
• appreciate the contribution of mathematics to other areas of knowledge
• develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to pursue further studies in mathematics
• develop the ability to reflect critically upon their own work and the work of others.
Assessment Criteria:  Feedback on and final levels of achievement for assessments are based on four equally weighted assessment criteria

 Assessment Criteria At the end of Year 1 students should be able to A Knowing and understanding select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts. B Investigating patterns apply mathematical problem-solving techniques to recognize patterns describe patterns as relationships or general rules consistent with correct findings verify whether the pattern works for other examples. C Communicating use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written statements use different forms of mathematical representation to present information communicate coherent mathematical lines of reasoning organize information using a logical structure. D Applying mathematics in real-life contexts identify relevant elements of authentic real-life situations select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic real-life situations apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution explain the degree of accuracy of a solution describe whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic real-life situation.
Required Materials:
• Please bring the following materials to every class:
• Charged laptop
• Notebook
• Folder or Binder for class papers
• Pencils and Pens
• Basic or Scientific Calculator