What is the intention of this workbook? The sheets found in this workbook are designed for use as homework assignments during the 7th grade year. This entire book emerges from a carefully thought out, developmentally based math curriculum, fully described in my book.
Who can use this workbook? While most of my teaching experience is within the Waldorf school system, this workbook, as well as my whole math curriculum, can be effectively used by any teacher wishing to bring meaningful, age-appropriate material to the student.
Topics covered in the 6th Grade workbook.
This Teacher’s Edition contains answer keys!
1 The review topics from previous years are multiplication, short and
long division, fractions, decimals, measurement, unit cost, factors,
2 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 im
3 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 (each one of which is listed and described in Making Math Meaningful: A Middle School Math Curriculum):
1. Multiplication facts, with selected facts from the 13 through 18 tables, and the 25’s table (i.e. 15·5=75);
2. Powers with base 2 through 5 (i.e. 34 = 81);
3. Fraction to decimal conversions (3/8 = 0.375);
4. Math tricks, as described in A Middle School Math Curriculum,Appendix B.
The Teacher’s Editions of our middle school workbooks contain answer keys.