6th Grade Math B

Why This Class

Why are there letters in math? What do the steps of long division mean? Simple though they may sound, these questions can be tricky to explain to your student—and they’re just the tip of the iceberg. This course helps your student find the answers to these and many other “tricky” math questions.

With the help of puzzles from the youth-adventure novel Lauren Ipsum, students in this course take a guided tour of decimals, percentages, long division, expressions, equations, and statistics. Through discussions with mentors and real-life practice scenarios, students learn when to use decimal versus integer arithmetic and begin using statistics to understand and interpret large amounts of data from the world around them.

By the end of this course, students are increasingly conscious of how math impacts their everyday lives. They are excited to use their newfound math skills to continue their learning journey in future math courses.

Overarching Questions

What is the grammatical structure of the math language?

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?

How can statistics help me understand the big idea behind a large quantity of data?

Reading List for Live Course


Course Details

Recommended Grade: 6th

Prerequisites: 6th Grade Math A

Estimated Weekly Hours: 7*

Format: Live

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.

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