Commmon Core

Definitions of terms necessary for instruction:

Explain: Explain verbally or by showing understanding with manipulatives or with drawings.

Attribute: Characteristic, feature, element, or part of an area of math.

Interpret: Explain verbally or in writing.

Justify: Show process and/or prove correctness. 

Understand:  Justify in a way appropriate to a student’s mathematical maturity why a math statement is true or where it comes from


6.G.1 I can find the area of triangles and quadrilaterals, and use those strategies to find the area of any polygon. 1. Designing Bumper Cars
2. Changing Area, Changing Perimeter
3. Measuring Triangles
4. Measuring Parallelograms
5. Measuring Irregular Shapes
6.G.2 I can find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths.
6.NS.2 I can fluently divide multi-digit numbers.
6.NS.3 I can fluently solve multi-digit decimal problems using all four basic operations.
6.G.4 I can represent a 3-D figure using a net and find the surface area.
6.RP.1 I can describe and explain a ratio between two quantities.
6.RP.2 I can determine and explain a unit rate in a given ratio.
6.RP.3 I can use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real world and mathematical problems.
6.NS.1 I can divide fractions with like and unlike denominators.
6.NS.4a I can determine the GCF of two whole numbers from 1 to 100.
6.NS.4b I can determine the LCM of two whole numbers from 1 to 12.
6.NS.4c I can use the Distributive Property to express the sum of two whole numbers from 1 to 100.
6.NS.5 I can identify positive and negative value of quantities when given a real-world situation.
6.NS.6 I can locate positive and negative rational numbers on a number line and use it to create a coordinate graph.
6.NS.7 I can order and compare rational numbers and their absolute values when given a real-world situation.
6.NS.8 I can apply real-world context to graph points in all four quadrants of the coordinate graph.
6.EE.1 I can write and solve problems using order of operations.
6.EE.2 I can translate and evaluate a relationship given in words into an algebraic expression.
6.EE.3 I can apply the properties of operations to create equivalent expressions.
6.EE.4 I can identify and prove when two expressions are equivalent.
6.G.3 I can draw and find the side lengths of polygons in the coordinate graph when given coordinates for the vertices.
6.EE.5 I can explain that solving an equation or inequality leads to finding the value(s) of the variable that will make a true mathematical statement by using substitution.
6.EE.6 I can use a variable to represent a mathematical or real-world situation.
6.EE.7 I can use inverse operations to solve one-step mathematical or real-world problems.
6.EE.8 I can write an inequality, explain the solution set, and graph on a number line.
6.EE.9 I can create a table of two variables that represent the real-world situation in which one quantity will change in relation to the other.
6.SP.1 I can recognize and write statistical questions that will include variability.
6.SP.2 I can describe a set of data by its center, spread, and overall shape.
6.SP.3 I can represent and explain the difference between measures of center and measures of variability.
6.SP.4 I can display data using a number line, dot plot, histogram, and box plots.
6.SP.5 I can summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context.

Major clusters require greater emphasis based on depth of ideas, time they take to master, and/or importance to future mathematics.

Support clusters.

Additional clusters.


RP: Ratios & Proportional Relationship NS: Number System  EE: Expressions & Equations   G: Geometry  SP: Statistics & Probability