Making Math Meaningful: A 6th Grade Student's Workbook, by Jamie YorkJamieYorkPress
What is the intention of this workbook? The sheets found in this workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the sixth grade year. . This material is both exciting and age-appropriate for developing the minds of this age group. It is an alternative to the normal 'they-need-all-this-stuff-in-order-to-stay-ahead' approach.
Required reading. It is necessary to read Making Math Meaningful - A Middle School Math Curriculum for Teachers and Parents to fully understand the material in this workbook. Teacher's guides and Student Workbooks are also available for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Who can use this workbook? While most of my teaching experience is within the Waldorf school system, any teacher, who wishes to bring meaningful, age-appropriate material to their students, can use this workbook.
- The review topics from previous years are multiplication, short and long division, fractions, decimals, measurement, unit cost, factors, and
- The new topics for sixth grade are casting out nines, exponents (powers), square roots, divisibility, formulas, the metric system, converting decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals, angle measure, percents, mean/median/mode, pie charts, line graphs, area and perimeter, business math (discount, profit, etc.), ratios, rates (speed, wages), exchange rate, and complex fractions.
- Mental math. Jamie York strongly believes that it is as important as ever for children to develop the ability to do calculations in their head. Each worksheet therefore begins with a section on mental math, focusing on four areas