Syllabus - Grade 6
Syllabus - Grade 6

Syllabus - Grade 6

Grade 6 is where you’ll learn about algebra, linear equations, 2D and 3D geometry, and the beginnings of statistics. It’s important that you master the maths concepts taught in Grade 6 - they are core concepts that form the basis of many of the advanced maths you’ll study in later grades.

1. Variables

Variables keep track of quantities that change such as position, size, and colour. Here’s how a Geometry project (CCMS G.1 and G.3) is taught through variables:

Math learning outcomes

  • Area of squares.
  • Area of circles.
  • Area of triangles.
  • Variables.

2. Functions

Functions make it easy to bundle related instructions together and to map inputs to outputs. Here’s how a Functions project (CCMS F.A.1 and F.B.5) is taught:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inputs and outputs.
  • Coordinate geometry.
  • Quadratic functions.

3. Logic

Boolean algebra is the logical foundation for computers, and we use it to make decisions using conditional statements. Here’s how a mixed Number System + Equations project (CCMS NS.7a, NS.7b, and EE.9) is taught through conditional statements:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inequalities
  • Coordinate geometry.
  • Equations.
  • Number systems.

4. Loops

Loops make it easy to repeat instructions according to set conditions. Here’s how a mixed Geometry + Algebra project (CCMS G.3 and EE.2a) is taught through loops:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inequalities
  • Coordinate geometry.
  • Equations.

5. Objects

Many applied maths problems involve bundling data together and presenting it to users, often through text. Here’s how a Functions project (CCMS F.A.1) is taught through dictionaries and strings:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inputs and outputs.
  • Coordinate geometry.
  • Equations.

6. Lists

Lists enable us to keep related items in order, from high scores in a game to scientific observations. Here’s how a mixed Number System + Geometry project (CCMS NS.7c, NS.7d, and G.3) is taught through lists:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inequalities
  • Coordinate geometry.
  • Equations.
  • Number systems.

7. Classes

Classes are the blueprints for objects that bundle data together with the functions that operate on that data. Here’s how a mixed Number System + Equations project (CCMS NS.7a-c, EE.6, and EE.7) is taught through classes:

Math learning outcomes

  • Inequalities
  • Coordinate geometry.
  • Equations.
  • Number systems.