6th Grade Algebra Skills
Prior Standards Implementation
The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.
Please go to Current 6th Grade Math Standards for current resources.
Extend geometric and numerical patterns.
- Create your own pattern - Drag shapes to create a pattern. Instructions on how to use this page in your classroom.
- Number Cracker - guess what number comes next in the pattern
- Select the shape that comes next - a worksheet to print
- Spy Guys Interactive - Summarizing/Extending Patterns - Lesson 8
- What Comes Next - customizable worksheet source
Generalize patterns in data represented in tables.
- Million Dollar Mission - a mathematics fantasy
Apply function rules.
- Ambleweb Function Machine - identify what process was used to produce a sequence of numbers (twelve processes available)
- Function Machine - investigate very simple functions by trying to guess the algebraic form from inputs and outputs.
- Linear function - move your cursor to the green block to select step 1
- Linear function and Graph - move your cursor over the green block to see lesson 1 or lesson 2
- Linear Function Machine - investigate linear functions by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.
- Positive Linear Function Machine - investigate linear functions with positive slopes by trying to guess the slope and intercept from inputs and outputs.
Find missing addends or factors represented as variables in simple equations.
- Greatest Common Factor - select from three possible answers
- Factors - select the answer that is not a factor of the displayed number
- Spy Guys Interactive - Balancing Equations - Lesson 11
- Spy Guys Interactive - Factors, Multiples, and Prime Factorization - Lesson 7
- Using Number Patterns, Fractions, and Ratios - use a Quia quiz to practice greatest common factor, simplify fractions, least common multiple, and divisibility rules [ Who Wants to be a Millionaire format ]
Extend rate charts to solve real-world word problems.
- Exploring Baby Weight Mathematically - A baby's weight changes dramatically in the first weeks of life. For example, students will look at data for Baby Kevin and Baby David.
Select an equation that represents a given mathematical relationship.
Evaluate algebraic expressions for a given value of the variable.
- Algebraic Reasoning Using Weighing Scales - Learn how to think algebraically with these clever weighing scales. Levels 1 and 2 contain two scales. Level 3 is more difficult and has three scales. Your goal is to determine the weight of one or more of the objects.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Algebra (Grades 6-8)
Practice Tests! Released Tests & others
- FCAT Sample Test Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips
- FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips
- Sixth Grade Math - Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the circle next to the letter for the answer you have chosen. ( from Texas )
- Texas end-of-year Math test 2003
- Texas end-of-year Math test 2004
Various Review Aids
- Geometry Jeopardy - Topics covered: Polygons & Transformations, Circles, Symmetry, Lines & Angles, and Triangles & Congruency
- Junior High Math Interactives - includes interactive math activities, print activities, learning strategies, and videos that illustrate how math is used in everyday life.
- Math Olympics - Answer 20 multiple choice questions correctly to win the Math Olympics. Topics range from basic computation and general math knowledge to word problems with percentages, ratios, and fractions.
- Math TV: Video Word Problems - [ Grades 5+ ] Math TV is a project whose goal is to help middle school students learn how to solve challenging word problems. Each of the nineteen math problems comes with step by step video solution, follow up problems, an online calculator, and sketch pad.
- Solve It! - Math Videos provide problem solving practice for students in grades 3 to 6. Each of the thirteen sets contain five multistep word problems with step by step video solutions. Concepts include basic operations, algebraic reasoning, money, fractions, percent, perimeter, area, proportional reasoning, and measurement.
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