6th Grade Essential Skills & Standards
The goal is for students to demonstrate mastery of their grade-level content. In an effort to be sure the essentials are being mastered, we have identified the following Essential Standards and Skills because they provide students with the greatest knowledge and skills that are
- valuable beyond a single test date
- valuable in multiple disciplines
- essential for success in the next grade
6.RP.3b- I can solve real-world ratio & rate problems using models
6.NS.3b- I can fluently divide a decimal dividend with a decimal divisor
6.EE.3- I can use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions
6.EE.7- I can solve equations using inverse operations
6.NS.8 I can use graphing points on the coordinate plane and absolute value to solve real-world problems
6.SP.3 I can identify/calculate mean, median, mode, and range.
With such a focus we will be able to guarantee that each student will have the opportunity to master at a minimum the essential standards and skills enabling them to become proficient (or achieve mastery) in the other skills and standards in the core.
7th Grade Essential Skills & Standards
In Grade 7, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two- and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples.
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
- Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
The Number System
- Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
Expressions and Equations
- Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
- Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
- Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
- Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.
Statistics and Probability
- Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
- Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
- Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics.
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.