6th Grade Math A

Why This Class

Math is a unique language—and helping your student learn that language while also connecting it to what they already know can be a challenge. This course tackles that challenge by linking math to scenarios and stories your student knows and loves.

In the Middle School math program, we work with students to solidify foundational skills that will serve them in high school, college and most importantly – in real life. Math is taught in context, so it is relevant and meaningful. We challenge students to move beyond the common idea that only certain types of people can do math by giving them strategies to approach skill-based learning experiences.

Overarching Questions

How can I use ratios to understand and describe my world?

How can I use fractions to understand and describe my world?

How can I use negative numbers and the concept of absolute value to understand and describe my world?

How can I use the concepts of volume and surface area to understand and describe my world?

Reading List for Live Course*

Life of Fred: Fractions by Stanley Schmidt

*If your student is taking the self-paced version of this course, no texts or materials are required.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 6th

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5*

Format: Live, Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

*Math students will spend an estimated 30 minutes a day practicing math. Additionally, students in the live course attend four weekly live workshops led by a mentor.