6th Grade CMP3 Overview



  • See the CMP3 Grade 6 Homepage for concepts and explanations, worked homework examples, and background information.


Goal of CMP: All students should be able to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics. They should have knowledge and skill in the use of vocabulary, forms of representation, materials, tools, techniques, and intellectual methods of the discipline of mathematics, including the ability to define and solve problems with reason, insight, inventiveness, and proficiency. 

CMP3 Unit Sequence:

Unit Name

Parent Letter

Overview of Unit Concepts:

Prime Time

Factor and Multiples

  • Number theory: factors, multiples, primes, composites, prime factorization

  • Order of operations, distributive property

Comparing Bits and Pieces

Ratios, Rational Numbers and Equivalence

  • Ratio, unit rate, rate tables, rational numbers decimals, percents, equivalence, absolute value

Let’s Be Rational

Understanding Fraction Operations

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of fractions, fact families (algebra)

  • More emphasis on division of fractions, estimation and properties of operations

Covering and Surrounding

2-D Measurement

  • Area/ perimeter relationships, nets, surface area, volume of rectangular prisms (incl fractions)

Decimal Operations

Computing with Decimals and Percents

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division Solutions for a % of b = c

Variables and Patterns:

Focus on Algebra

  • Variables, expressions, equations, inequalities, relationships in tables, graphs, equations

Data About Us

Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Analysis of data distributions, including shape, measures of center and variability (range, mean absolute deviation, IQR, histograms, box plots)

Last Modified on August 21, 2014