Help your sixth graders master key math skills, and provide differentiated math practice through fun, hands-on activities in 12 centers. Each full-color center focuses on a skill from a Common Core State Standards math domain, such as numbers and counting, operations, geometry, and probability and statistics.
The easy-to-assemble centers are stored in pocket folders, making them easy to use at a table, desk, or quiet area in the classroom. After a teacher or classroom aide models how to use a center, students can complete the activity independently, in pairs, or with the teacher, who may use the task to informally assess a student’s understanding.
Each of the 12 centers includes:
full-color center mats and task cards
an overview with lesson objectives
a student direction page that explains the center activity
a response form or written practice activity
a center checklist to record each student’s progress
Take It to Your Seat: Common Core Math Centers has been updated to address the new advanced standards and provides:
an increase in the variety and complexity of activities to practice each skill in alignment with Common Core State Standards.
leveled tasks within some centers so that tasks progress in difficulty.
an illustrated math concept or rule for every center to support visual learners and keep the focus on the targeted math concept or skill.
The 12 centers cover the following sixth grade math skills:
Understand unique math vocabulary for words and terms that describe numbers
Use place value understanding to round numbers and make estimates
Solve word problems using ratio (function) tables and unit rates
Understand percent as a fraction of 100
Apply understanding of positive and negative integers to solve word problems
Build fluency dividing multi-digit numbers
Extend understanding of division to divide with decimal fractions
Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers
Use the standard order of operations to solve multistep equations
Use variables in algebraic expressions and equations
Find the perimeters and areas of complex figures
Probability and Statistics
Use graphs and plots to organize and display statistical data
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.