__WCMS Purpose Statement__To ensure a quality education for

__ALL__students leading to graduation and productive citizenship.

**Math Curriculum Focus**The Georgia Mathematics Curriculum focuses on actively engaging the students in the development of mathematical understanding by using manipulatives and a variety of representations, working independently and cooperatively to solve problems, estimating and computing efficiently, and conducting investigations and recording findings. Students will learn to think critically in a mathematical way with an understanding that there are many different ways to a solution and sometimes more than one right answer in applied mathematics. As a result, implementation of Common Core Georgia Performance Standards places a greater emphasis on problem solving, reasoning, representation, connections, and communication.

In 6th Grade math instructional time will focus on four 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; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

__6th Grade Math Teachers__Melissa Folsom

Shelia A. Jackson

Fran Williams

**2015-2016 6th Grade Math Curriculum Map**

**6th Grade Math Georgia Standards of Excellence Course Overview**

**GSE Mathematics Glossary**