Welcome to 6th Grade Math!

Dear Students and Parents,

You’ve found my blog! I hope you will find this site useful for finding information about what we have done, what we are doing, and what we will do throughout the year. It will serve as a showcase of student work, and it will be a place to find homework and additional resources to support student learning.

I am truly excited to be working with you and look forward to advancing each student in the areas of mathematical thinking and communicating.

In partnership,

Nathan Smith

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Reflecting on the Handshake Problem

“I learned that where I usually use my model to explain my equations, in this problem I used the model to solve the problem and explain with the equation. This made me realize how important the model is. I use to think that the model was something you added on just because the teacher said you have to. But now its what I’m using to solve the problem.” – Quinn

“I learn that if you use the [claim, support, explain] its easier to organize and if you use two ways to show your thinking its easier to see and understand.” – Roni

handshake problem student work

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Number Sense: Factors & Division

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The Locker Problem

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This year we will learn to graph situations in our life

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The Marshmallow Challenge

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How Old is the Shepherd?

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Rational Numbers – Class Presentation Slides

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History of Number System

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Geometry Review

Here are activities related to the 6th grade geometry standards. Below, you will find several videos created by students, showing their work related to the activities.

finding the area of triangles

decomposing polygons

making nets to determine the surface area

measuring length and area using coordinate planes

finding the volume of prisms with fractional lengths

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Making “Nets” (surface area)

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