In sixth grade, our students will be introduced to ratios and unit rates while solving various types of problems. Students will continue to master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, using the standard algorithm for each. Rational numbers are introduced and students will work with positive and negative numbers. Students spend a significant amount of time learning to read, write and evaluate algebraic expressions while solving mathematical problems in a real-world context. Students will find the area of triangles, polygons, and quadrilaterals as well as the volume of shapes. Students are introduced to Statistics and Probability as they collect, display, and interpret data. In reading, sixth-grade students focus on finding the theme and central idea of a text, writing summaries, citing text evidence, comparing and contrasting texts, determining the meaning of key vocabulary, analyzing characters, setting, and plot, and integrating information from a variety of texts to determine different points of view. Students also write opinion, narrative, and explanatory pieces using appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation.