Sixth Grade Math

  • The majority of 6th graders are enrolled in a course titled 6th Grade Math that aligns with district curricular goals.


    Sixth grade math concepts for 2022-23 include:

    • Number Sense
    • Decimal Operations
    • Number Patterns and Fractions
    • Integers
    • Expressions and Equations
    • Ratios and Proportions
    • Percents
    • Measurement and Area
    • Geometric Figures including Surface Areas and Volume
    • Data and Statistics


    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.


    Extended Curriculum Math

    Some students may be identified for 6th Grade Extended Curriculum math by their home elementary school, at the end of 5th grade, and families are notified at that time via letter. Placement in Extended Curriculum math is reviewed each school year.

    Sixth grade Extended Curriculum/pre-algebra math concepts for 2022-23 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


    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 2020-2021 school year, a committee of middle school teachers and administrators met regularly to review and assess middle school math curriculum and to study current research on effective teaching practices. Differentiated activities and instruction with flexible group strategies are incorporated in the classroom to support all learners. In addition, students are able to receive math intervention and enrichment during XLT as needed. After school clubs, such as 10th inning and homework club, also offer students an opportunity for academic support. 


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