• SCASD 6th Grade Mathematics Resources include:
• *Connected Math Project:    Homepage
• IXL (for State College):
• Khan Academy (for help and tutorials):    Homepage

*The main resource in 6th grade is CMP3, the Connected Mathematics Project.

The overarching goal of CMP is to help students and teachers develop mathematical knowledge, understanding, and skill along with an awareness of and appreciation for the rich connections among mathematical strands and between mathematics and other disciplines. The CMP curriculum development has been guided by our single mathematical standard:

All students should be able to reason and communicate proficiently in mathematics. They should have knowledge of and skill in the use of the 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 technical proficiency.

 CMP3 Unit Family Letter Content Overview Helpful Links, Connections & Extensions (SCASD accounts only) 1. Prime Time factors & multiples Prime Time Letter Number theory, factors, multiples, primes, composites, prime factorization; order of operations, distributive property. 2. Comparing Bits & Pieces ratios, rational numbers, equivalence Comparing Bits & Pieces Letter Ratio, unit rate, rate tables, rational numbers, decimals, percents, equivalence, absolute value, number line. 3. Let’s Be Rational fraction operations Let's Be Rational Letter Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of fractions, fact families. 4. Covering & Surrounding 2-dimensional measurement Covering & Surrounding Letter Area and perimeter relationships, area and perimeter of polygons, surface area and volume of rectangular prisms. 5. Decimal Operations computing with decimals & percents Decimal Operations Letter Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals, estimation; solutions for a % of b = c 6. Variables & Patterns focus on algebra Variables & Patterns Letter Variables, variable expressions, equations, inequalities; representations of relationships in tables, graphs, equations. 7. Data About Us statistics & data analysis Data About Us Letter Analysis of data distributions, including shape; measures of center (mean, median, mode); variability (range, inter quartile range, mean absolute deviation). *8. What Do You Expect? probability & expected value What Do You Expect? Letter Probability models, experimental and theoretical probability, analysis of compound events. List of Materials necessary for each Investigation Problem How Random is a Coin Toss?  Dr. Persi Diaconis discusses his findings in this video.  Thanks to Garrettt Gess for this viewpoint. Probability Tool (Investigations 3, 4. & 5)