6th Grade Common Core Standards
New to 6th Grade: Unit rate (6.RP.3b) Measurement unit conversions (6.RP 3d) Number line – opposites and absolute value (6.NS.6a, 6.NS.7c) Vertical and horizontal distances on the coordinate plane (6.NS.8) Distributive property and factoring (6.EE.3)
Introduction of independent and dependent variables (6.EE.9) Volume of right rectangular prisms with fractional edges (6.G.2) Surface area with nets (only triangle and rectangle faces) (6.G.4) Dot plots, histograms, box plots (6.SP.4) Statistical variability (Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) and Interquartile Range (IQR)) (6.G.5c)
Moved from 6th Grade: Multiplication of fractions (moved to 5th grade) Scientific notation (moved to 8th grade) Transformations (moved to 8th grade) Area and circumference of circles (moved to 7th grade) Probability (moved to 7th grade) Two-step equations (moved to 7th grade) Solving one- and two-step inequalities (moved to 7th grade) Notes: Topics may appear to be similar between the CCSS and the 2003 NCSCOS; however, the CCSS may be presented at a higher cognitive demand. Equivalent fractions, decimals and percents are in 6th grade but as conceptual representations (see 6.RP.2c). Use of the number line (building on elementary foundations) is also encouraged. For more detailed information, see the crosswalks. 6.NS. 2 is the final check for student understanding of place value.