Grade 6 Activities on
Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Thinking
Our 42 Patterns, Relationships, and Algebraic Thinking Activities offer action-packed and hands-on experiences that can help students explore the “Big Ideas” in algebraic thinking. Building a solid foundation in algebraic concepts requires a systematic approach. Often time students do not get the detailed introduction and ongoing practice that builds confidence and deep understanding. Our activities support foundational skills and continued practice. Grade 6 students are introduced to the concepts of ratios and rates, basic uses of proportions including how to convert ratios and decimals into percentages and vice versa. Students investigate patterns by extending patterns to the next few stages. Students learn how to write equations and formulas from words and models. Your students will not only practice and learn these skills; they will also examine how these concepts fit into their everyday lives.
After using these activities, students will be able to demonstrate the following skills —
?Use ratios to describe proportional situations.
?Represent ratios and percents with concrete models,
fractions, and decimals.
?Use ratios to make predictions in proportional situations.
?Use tables and symbols to represent and describe
proportional and other relationships such as those involving
conversions, arithmetic sequences (with a constant rate of
change), perimeter, and area.
?Use tables of data to generate formulas representing
relationships involving perimeter, area, volume of a rectangular
?Formulate equations from problem situations described by linear
The activities can be used to Assess concepts, Introduce concepts, Review concepts, and to help students Retain the concepts that have been taught. Our Math Activities can be used in a variety of ways to “AIRR” out your math curriculum.
Section One contains a numbered list of activities. Each activity is explained using a step-by-step process identifying the group size and materials needed to complete the task. Some of the activities have matching activity cards and practice sheets which are found in Section Two, Activity Sheets. The top right side of each set of activity cards, and practice sheet corresponds with the matching activity number. An answer key is conveniently provided in Section Three.
Our math activities are aligned to the following standards:
?Common Core Standards
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