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

 Sixth Grade District 15 Standards 2012/2013 6.G.1 I can find the area of triangles and quadrilaterals, and use those strategies to find the area of any polygon. 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.