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

Unit 3 – Algebra

Unit 2 – Rational Numbers

Unit 4 – Probability

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 problemsolving
 develop powers of generalization and abstraction
 apply and transfer skills to a wide range of reallife 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


B

Investigating patterns


C

Communicating


D

Applying mathematics in reallife contexts


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