This 200+ page file includes station activities focused on ratios, rates, percents, decimals, GCF, LCM, fractions, two-variable relationships, integers, and absolute value. They are designed to align with common core standards for sixth grade math. You save 20% when buying the bundle as compared to all the activities purchased individually. That's like getting every fifth activity FREE! As I add more activities, I will increase the price accordingly, but you will have access to the new file for no additional cost!! I've also included 5 pages of organizational tips and best practices for station learning in the classroom.
I created these activities to use in station rotations in my classroom. However, they can easily be used in a variety of ways. You will find activities within this file also suitable for math centers, game day, formative assessment, or summative assessment. These activities cover an introduction to stations and Units 1-6.
As my students rotate through stations, they are challenged in individual, partner, and group activities and games. I have included instructions for you as well as printable student directions for each activity. Whenever appropriate, answer keys are also attached. The following resources are included in this file:
1. Stations Organization and Tips (5 pages!)
2. Article – Station Learning (with graphic organizer!)
3. Brainstorm Sheet – Station Rules (student centered!)
4. Equal Ratios “Go Fish!” (36 cards!)
5. Unit Rates Poly Problem Solvers (4 activities!)
6. Ratios and Proportional Reasoning Article (with partner reading activity!)
7. Problem-Solving: Ratios Exploration (hands on!)
Unit 2: Rates, Including Percent
8. Proportion Dominoes (16 cards!)
9. Pick-a-Card: Recipe Remix (6 versions!)
10. Percent/Part of a Whole “I Have, Who Has?” (20 cards!)
11. Problem-Solving: Party Planning (individual practice!)
Unit 3: Multi-digit Computation, Common Factors and Multiples
12. Adding and Subtracting Decimals Roundabouts (4 activities!)
13. Multiplying Decimals Poly Problem Solvers (4 activities!)
14. Multi-Digit Dividing Triangler (16 cards!)
15. Dividing Decimals Dominoes (16 cards!)
16. Ordering and Operations – Decimals (3 stations!)
17. LCM Spin-Off (unique problems for every student!)
18. GCF Spin-Off (unique problems for every student!)
Unit 4: Dividing Fractions
19. Article – Dividing Fractions (with graphic organizer!)
20. Dividing Fractions “Go Fish!” (36 cards!)
21. Dividing Fractions Roundabouts (4 activities!)
22. Dividing Fractions Poly Problem Solvers (4 activities!)
Unit 5: Representing Relationships
23. Two-Variable Equations Dominoes (16 cards!)
24. I Have Who Has Coordinate Relationships (24 cards!)
25. Article – Variables: Dependent or Independent? (with partner reading activity!)
26. Pick-a-Card: Fundraiser Analysis (6 versions!)
Unit 6: Extending the Number System
27. Number System Three of a Kind and Sort (open ended!)
28. Numbers and Operations Math Match (36 cards!)
29. Ordering and Operations – Decimals (3 stations!)
30. Article – Integers in the Real World (with partner reading activity!)
31. Ordering and Operations - Integers (3 stations!)
32. Article – The Absolute Truth About Absolute Value (with graphic organizer!)
33. Absolute Value “Go Fish!” (36 cards!)
When I decided to give stations a try in my classroom I was amazed at how EASY it was to differentiate instruction. This was something I always struggled with in the past. I was also amazed at how much actual problem solving practice my students were doing in class, without my directing their every move.
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Common Core Standards in this resource file include:
CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.”
CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.2 Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”1
CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3a Make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole-number measurements, find missing values in the tables, and plot the pairs of values on the coordinate plane. Use tables to compare ratios.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3b Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed. For example, if it took 7 hours to mow 4 lawns, then at that rate, how many lawns could be mowed in 35 hours? At what rate were lawns being mowed?
CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3c Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3d Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.A.1 Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, create a story context for (2/3) ÷ (3/4) and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient; use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (2/3) ÷ (3/4) = 8/9 because 3/4 of 8/9 is 2/3. (In general, (a/b) ÷ (c/d) = ad/bc.) How much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 3/4-cup servings are in 2/3 of a cup of yogurt? How wide is a rectangular strip of land with length 3/4 mi and area 1/2 square mi?.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.B.2 Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.B.3 Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.B.4 Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1–100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. For example, express 36 + 8 as 4 (9 + 2).
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.5 Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6 Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6a Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., –(–3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.6c Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7 Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7a Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram. For example, interpret –3 > –7 as a statement that –3 is located to the right of –7 on a number line oriented from left to right.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7b Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in real-world contexts. For example, write –3 oC > –7 oC to express the fact that –3 oC is warmer than –7 oC.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7c Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation. For example, for an account balance of –30 dollars, write |–30| = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.NS.C.7d Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than –30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.C.9 Use variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that change in relationship to one another; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable. Analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation. For example, in a problem involving motion at constant speed, list and graph ordered pairs of distances and times, and write the equation d = 65t to represent the relationship between distance and time.
BIG BUNDLE Sixth Grade Common Core Math Stations First Semester
by Kimberly Wasylyk
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