This 200+ page file includes station activities focused on coordinate graphing, exponents, expressions, equations, inequalities, surface area, volume, and statistics. 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 Units 7-13.
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)
Unit 7: Relationships in the Coordinate Plane
2. Coordinate Graphs “Go Fish!” (36 cards!)
3. Pick-a-Card: Understanding Location (6 versions!)
4. Pick-a-Card: Finding Distances (6 versions!)
5. Three of a Kind – Coordinate Graphs (open-ended!)
Unit 8: Algebraic Expressions
6. Exponents Triangler (16 cards!)
7. Word Phrases Math Match (36 cards!)
8. Word and Symbol Sort (graphic organizer!)
9. On a Roll With Expressions (unique problems for every student!)
10. Equivalent Expressions Triangler (16 cards!)
Unit 9: Equations and Inequalities
11. Equations and Inequalities Spin-Off (24 cards!)
12. Equations and Inequalities Math Match (36 cards!)
13. Expressions & Equations “Three of a Kind” (open-ended!)
14. One-Variable Dominoes (16 cards!)
15. One-Step Equations Poly Problem Solvers (4 activities!)
16. Equations and Inequalities Triangler (16 cards!)
17. Inequality Word Problems “Go Fish!” (36 cards!)
Unit 10: Problem-Solving with Area in 2-D
18. Triangle Area Dominoes (18 cards!)
19. Rectangle Area Roundabouts (4 activities!)
20. Geometry Math Match (36 cards!)
21. Area Puzzler Problem-Solving (individual practice!)
22. Complex Area Problem-Solving (real world!)
Unit 11: Problem-Solving with Surface Area and Volume
23. How to Quantify a Three-Dimensional Figure Article (with graphic organizer!)
24. Surface Area and Volume Roundabouts (4 activities!)
25. On a Roll with Surface Area (unique problems for every student!)
26. Rectangular Prism Volume Triangler (16 cards!)
27. Packing a Prism Problem-Solving (hands on!)
Unit 12: Understanding Data Distributions
28. Statistical Question Sort (open-ended!)
29. Statistics, Center, and Spread Article (with partner reading activity!)
30. Statistics and Probability “I Have Who Has?” (21 cards!)
31. Pick a Card – Box-Plots (6 versions!)
Unit 13: Analyzing Data
32. Mean Absolute Deviation Poly Problem Solvers (4 activities!)
33. On a Roll with Statistics (unique problems for every student!)
34. Statistics Dominoes (16 cards!)
35. Statistics Roundabouts (4 activities!)
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.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.6b Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes.
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.8 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.1 Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.2 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.2a Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract y from 5” as 5 – y.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.2b Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity. For example, describe the expression 2 (8 + 7) as a product of two factors; view (8 + 7) as both a single entity and a sum of two terms.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.2c Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6 s2 to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.3 Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y); apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent expression 3y.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.4 Identify when two expressions are equivalent (i.e., when the two expressions name the same number regardless of which value is substituted into them). For example, the expressions y + y + y and 3y are equivalent because they name the same number regardless of which number y stands for.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true? Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.6 Use variables to represent numbers and write expressions when solving a real-world or mathematical problem; understand that a variable can represent an unknown number, or, depending on the purpose at hand, any number in a specified set.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.7 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p, q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.B.8 Write an inequality of the form x > c or x < c to represent a constraint or condition in a real-world or mathematical problem. Recognize that inequalities of the form x > c or x < c have infinitely many solutions; represent solutions of such inequalities on number line diagrams.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1 Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.2 Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with fractional edge lengths by packing it with unit cubes of the appropriate unit fraction edge lengths, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths of the prism. Apply the formulas V = l w h and V = b h to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.3 Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.4 Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.A.1 Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.A.2 Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.A.3 Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.4 Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5 Summarize numerical data sets in relation to their context, such as by:
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5a Reporting the number of observations.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5b Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5c Giving quantitative measures of center (median and/or mean) and variability (interquartile range and/or mean absolute deviation), as well as describing any overall pattern and any striking deviations from the overall pattern with reference to the context in which the data were gathered.
CCSS.Math.Content.6.SP.B.5d Relating the choice of measures of center and variability to the shape of the data distribution and the context in which the data were gathered.
BIG BUNDLE Sixth Grade Common Core Math Stations Second Semester
by Kimberly Wasylyk
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