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6th - I Can Statements

Unit: Whole Numbers and Decimals, Measures of Central Tendency


  • I can divide multi-digit numbers.
  • I know that a decimal is a fraction with a denominator of 10, 100, 1000, etc.  (use decimal models to show (10’s grid, 100’s grid))
  • I can read decimal place value.
  • I can compare and order decimals.
  • I can add and subtract multi-digit decimals. 
  • I can multiply multi-digit decimals.
  • I can divide multi-digit decimals.
  • I can explain that there are three ways to describe a set of data:  center, spread, and overall shape.
  • I can find measures of center, including mean, median and mode.
  • I can describe the spread of a set of data including extremes, clusters, gaps, and outliers.
  • I know that a measure of center is a single value that summarizes a data set.
  • I can find the range.
  • I can apply the order of operations when evaluating both arithmetic and algebraic expressions.



Unit: Patterns and Variables


  • I can use the distributive property to factor numeric expressions (using to help multiply large numbers and examples such as 15 + 25 = 5(3 + 5). )
  • I can translate a relationship given in words into an algebraic expression.
  • I can identify parts of an algebraic expression by using correct mathematical terms such as sum, product, etc.
  • I know the difference between an expression that represents a sum or difference versus an expression that represents a product or quotient.
  • I can evaluate an expression for a given value. 
  • I can substitute values in formulas to solve real-world problems.
  • I can apply the order of operations when evaluating both arithmetic and algebraic expressions.
  • I can solve one step equations (decimals, not fractions) of the form x + a = b and ax = b
  • I can write and solve equations that represent real world problems.
  • I can explain that solving an equation or inequality leads to finding the value or values of the variable that will make the equation or inequality true.
  • I can substitute a given value into an algebraic equation or inequality to determine whether it is part of the solution set.
  • I can use a visual model to demonstrate the distributive property.
  • I can use the distributive property to generate equivalent expressions.
  • I can combine like terms to generate equivalent expressions (only simple expressions with nonnegative numbers)
  • I can determine whether two expressions are equivalent by using the same value to evaluate both expressions.
  • I can use the properties of operations to justify that two expressions are equivalent. 
  • I can create a table of two variables that represents a real-world situation in which one quantity will change in relation to another.
  • I can explain the difference between the independent and dependent variables.
  • I can give examples of independent and dependent variables.
  • I can determine the independent and dependent variable in a relationship.
  • I can write an algebraic equation that represents the relationship between two variables.
  • I can create a graph by plotting the independent variable on the x-axis and the dependent variable on the y-axis of a coordinate plane.
  • I can analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables by comparing the table, graph, and equation.
  • I can use a variable to write an algebraic expression that represents a real-world situation. 
  • I can explain and give examples of how a variable can represent a single unknown number.
  • I can use a variable to write an expression that represents a consistent relationship in a particular pattern.


Unit: Factors, Multiples and Introduction to Fractions


  • I can find the factors of any given number, less than or equal to 100.
  • I can find the greatest common factor of any two numbers, less than or equal to 100.
  • I can create a list of multiples for any number less than or equal to 12.
  • I can convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions.
  • I can compare and order fractions.
  • I can convert between decimals and fractions.
  • I can find equivalent fractions.
  • I can reduce a fraction.
  • I can explain the meaning of a number raised to a power.
  • I can write numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.
  • I can evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.



Unit: Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide Fractions                          


  • I can reduce fractions.
  • I can add and subtract fractions.
  • I can find common denominators.
  • I can add mixed numbers.
  • I can subtract mixed numbers.
  • I can use a model to represent multiplication of fractions.
  • I can multiply fractions.
  • I can solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions.
  • I can create stories for problems involving multiplication of fractions.
  • I can use a model to represent the division of a fraction by a fraction.
  • I can divide fractions by fractions using an algorithm.
  • I know that the answer to a division problem can be checked by creating a multiplication problem.
  • I can solve real world problems involving division of fractions and interpret the quotient in contest of the problem.
  • I can create stories for problems involving division of fractions.
  • I can use a ratio as a conversion factor when working with measurements of different units.


Unit: Ratios & Percents


  • I can define the term ratio.
  • I can give examples of ratios.
  • I can write a ratio that describes a relationship between two quantities.
  • I can explain what a ratio represents.
  • I can explain what a unit rate is.
  • I can give examples of unit rates.
  • I can recognize a ratio written as a unit rate.
  • I can explain a unit rate.
  • I can convert a ratio to a unit rate.
  • I can describe the ratio relationship represented by a unit rate.
  • I can use diagrams to solve real world problems involving proportional thinking.
  •  I can create a table of equivalent ratios.
  • I can use proportional relationship to find missing values in a table of equivalent ratios.
  • I can compare ratios presented in various tables.
  • I can plot corresponding values from an equivalent ratio table on a coordinate grid.
  • I can use proportional reasoning to solve unit rate problems.
  • I can explain the meaning of percent. 
  • I can convert a fraction or decimal into a percent.
  • I can convert a percent into a fraction or decimal.
  • I can write a percent as a rate per one-hundred.
  • I can use visual representations (strip diagrams, percent bars, hundreds grids) to model percents.
  • I can use proportional reasoning to find percent of a given number.
  • I can use proportional reasoning to find the whole when given both the part and the percent.


Unit:  Integers and Inequalities              


  • I can describe and give examples of how positive and negative numbers are used to describe quantities having opposite directions or opposite values.
  • I can recognize that positive and negative signs represent opposite values and/or directions.
  • I can explain that the number zero is the point at which direction or value will change.
  • I can use positive and negative numbers along with zero to represent real world situations.
  •  I can locate rational numbers on a number line.
  • I can read a point from a number line.
  • I can plot a number and its opposite on a number line.
  • I recognize that a number and its opposite are equidistant from zero.
  • I can find the opposite of any given numbers including zero.
  • I can locate ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
  • I can read a point from a coordinate plane.
  • I can order two numbers on a number line when given an inequality.
  • I can interpret a real world situation given an inequality.
  • I can define absolute value using a number line.
  • I can describe absolute value as the distance away from zero for a real world situation.
  • I can interpret signed numbers and absolute value of a signed number in real world situations (32 degrees below zero or -32 degrees)
  • I can graph points in any quadrant of coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
  • I can use absolute values to find the distance between two points with the same x-coordinate or the same y-coordinate.
  • I can write a simple inequality to represent a real-world problem.
  • I can explain what the solution of an inequality represents.
  • I can show the solution set of an inequality by graphing it on a number line.



Unit:  Geometry and Measurement


  • I can show how to find the area of parallelogram by breaking its parts into a rectangle.
  • I can show how to find the area of a right triangle by combining two of them into rectangles.
  • I can show how to find the area of a triangle by combining two of them to form a parallelogram or rectangle.
  • I can show how to find the area of a trapezoid by breaking them into triangles or combining two of them into rectangles/parallelograms.
  • I can show how to find the area of other polygons by breaking them into triangles or combining them into rectangles or parallelograms.
  • I can explain where the formulas for area of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids come from.
  • I can solve real-world problems that involve finding the area of polygons.
  • I can match a net to the correct right rectangular prism, right triangular prism, right square pyramid, and right tetrahedron.
  • I can draw a net for a given rectangular prism, right triangular prism, right square pyramid, or right tetrahedron.
  • I can use a net to find the surface area of a 3D shape (see shapes above)
  • I can solve real-world problems that involve finding the surface area of 3D shapes (see shapes above)
  • I can find the volume of right rectangular prisms using unit cubes and layers to show the volume.
  • I can generalize finding the volume of a right rectangular prism to equation V = lwh.
  • I can solve real-world problems involving the volume of right rectangular prisms.
  • I can plot vertices in the coordinate plane to draw specific polygons.
  • I can use the coordinates of the vertices of a polygon to find the length of a specific side.
  • I can plot points, draw figures, and find lengths on the coordinate plane to solve real-life problems.
  • I can use a ratio as a conversion factor when working with measurements of different units.


Unit: Statistics


  • I can describe the overall shape of a set of data including the symmetry or skewness.
  • I can find the interquartile range.
  • I can find the absolute deviation of a data set.
  • I can make a line plot or dot plot.
  • I can make a histogram.
  • I can make a box plot.
  • I can find the upper and lower quartiles, median, and least and greatest value. 
  • I can identify similarities and differences of representing the same data with different representations (like line plot, histogram, or box plot).
  • I can decide and explain which type of plot is the best way to display my data depending on what I want to communicate about the data.
  • I can write a data collection summary that includes the number of observations, what is being investigated, how it is measured, and the units of measurement.
  • I can determine the measures of center and measures of variability of the collected data.
  • I can justify the use of a particular measure of center of measure of variability based on the shape of the data.
  • I can use a measure of center and a measure of variation to draw inferences about the shape of data distribution.
  • I can describe overall patterns in the data and how they relate to the context of the problem.
  • I can describe any deviations from the overall pattern and how they relate to the context of the problem.
  • I can explain what makes a good statistical question.
  • I can develop a question that can be used to collect statistical information.


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