6th Grade Course 1 Honors Math (04040622)

6th Grade Course 1 Honors Math (04040622)


Length:  Year

Format:  Meets Daily

Description:  Course 1 is the U.S. edition of the top-rated Singapore math program, Math in Focus, which follows the pedagogical framework that includes emphasizing concept mastery, a concrete-to-pictorial-to-abstract approach, metacognitive reasoning, and the use of model drawing to solve and justify problems.  The Common Core State Standards have identified four (4) big ideas for Course 1:  ratio and proportion, number, algebra, and statistics.  Instructional time should focus on four (4) critical areas:  (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.  Designed for students who require a more rigorous exposure to grade-level concepts, this course features more difficult problem sets studied at a faster pace.