6th Grade Common Core Math

Tips and Support for Common Core Math Implementation

Tips, Mathematical Practices, and Ideas about Solving Proportions


Topic 13 focuses mainly on Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP) 3, 3a, and 3b:

  • 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?

Double Dose Recommendation:

Pre-teach the following:

  • Reading Frequency tables and histograms, 2 days (#71-2)
  • Stem and Leaf Plots, 3 days (#73-35)

Tip of the Week:

One highlight of my walk-through at FPES a few weeks ago was seeing an awesome cumulative review game in several classes. Math Instructional Coach, Kathleen Donlan, engaged classes in this powerful collaborative group math game. She originally got the idea from a math competition she went to years ago, and has tailored the game to fit the classes with the standards they’ve learned so far.

Click here to download Kathleen’s game (used with permission).

Technology Integration Resources:

Math Practices

The Teaching Channel created a great video about including math practices and explicitly in daily instruction.



How do you include the math practices daily?

If you have used Kathleen Donlan’s review game, what insight can you share with others?


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