Sixth Grade Math

  • For the 2024-2025 School Year

    In keeping with District 47’s mission of
    Empowering All Students: Learners Today - Leaders Tomorrow, one of the main objectives of our math curriculum is to ensure all students have a solid foundation in mathematics so they can participate in higher level mathematics in the future. In addition, research shows that all students benefit from engaging in rigorous tasks related to critical thinking and learning in a collaborative, diverse environment.

    During the 2024-2025 school year, 6th grade students will be enrolled in one of the following courses:

    6th Grade Math

    This course develops an understanding of 6th grade concepts through a study of 6th grade standards. Topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Area and Surface Areas
    • Introducing Ratios
    • Unit Rates and Percentages
    • Dividing Fractions
    • Expressions and Equations
    • Rational Numbers
    • Data Sets and Distributions

    Modified Curriculum with Individualized Supports

    A modified math curriculum course that focuses on 6th Grade Math concepts and skills is also offered. This course includes specific supports for students with Individualized Education Plans and student placement in this course is determined by the student’s IEP team.

    Sixth grade Extended Curriculum

    Some students may be identified for 6th Grade Extended Curriculum (EC) math by their 5th grade teachers. Student's placement in Extended Curriculum courses are reviewed annually.

    The 6th grade EC course is a Pre-Algebra standards based class, traditionally an 8th grade level course. This course is available to students who have demonstrated a grasp of several 6th and 7th grade math topics as verified by their elementary teachers and/or administrators. To qualify for this course, students must also meet other assessment criteria.

    Pre-algebra math concepts for 2024-25 include:

    • Variables/Expressions
    • Solving Equations
    • Multi-Step Equations
    • Factors/Fractions/Exponents
    • Rational Numbers
    • Ratio/Proportion/Probability
    • Percents
    • Linear Functions
    • Real Numbers/Right Triangles
    • Area/Volume
    • Transformations

    Questions about the District 47 math program can be directed to Dr. Carolyn Stadlman, Director of Math, Science and STEM, at