By the 6th grade, you're starting to become a sophisticated mathemagician.
You'll be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide any non-negative numbers (including decimals and fractions) that any grumpy ogre throws at you. Mind-blowing ideas like exponents (you saw these briefly in the 5th grade), ratios, percents, negative numbers, and variable expressions will start being in your comfort zone. Most importantly, the algebraic side of mathematics is a whole new kind of fun!
And if that is not enough, we are going to continue with our understanding of ideas like the coordinate plane (from 5th grade) and area while beginning to derive meaning from data!
(Content was selected for this grade level based on a typical curriculum in the United States.)
This tutorial will get you started in your statistics journey. In particular, we'll think about what types of questions can be answered with statistics and come up with some basic measures of central tendency!
Common Core Standards: 6.SP.A.1, 6.SP.A.2, 6.SP.A.3
Whether you're looking at scientific data or stock price charts, box-and-whisker plots can show up in your life. This tutorial covers what they are, how to read them and how to construct them.
Common Core Standard: 6.SP.B.4
Line graphs are very common ways to see trends in data. Pictographs are less common, but they can be cute to look at (this is why newspapers like to use them).
Common Core Standards: 6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B.5