## 6th Grade Measurement 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## The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.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.

## Measurement

Use strategies to estimate perimeter and area of rectangles.

6.4.1

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- Perimeter Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the area and asked to calculate perimeters of the shapes.
- Perimeter of a Square - Calculate the perimeter of a square with given dimensions.
&- Perimeter of a Rectangle - Calculate the perimeter of a rectangle with given dimensions.
&- Spy Guys Interactive - Area and Perimeter - Lesson 12
- Spy Guys Interactive - Relating Area and Perimeter - Lesson 13
Solve real-world problems involving elapsed time.

6.4.2

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- Bedtime Bandits - (students try to stay up as late as possible by blasting killer clocks that drop from the ceiling) After each stage, identifying the correct clock gets harder and harder. Eventually, students have to blast the clock that is "4 hours and 15 minutes past 2:30", for example.
- Clockworks - Try to set the time on the clock. (select the challenge level)
- Elapsed Time - free worksheets from Math Slice, time intervals from 1 hour to one minute
Convert from one unit to another within the same system (metric and customary).

6.4.3

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- Measure it - practice using a ruler [inches and centimeters]
- Measurement Equivalents - Match game with standard equivalent measurements, such as pounds, ounces, pints, cups, etc.
- Practice converting from one metric unit to another with this java applet (length, area, volume, mass, or time units )
- Teaching Measures - Choose from three modules; length, mass, and capacity. Each category offers several activities for your large screen display as well as supporting worksheets.
Select units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, and weight.

6.4.4

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- Alien Angles - estimate angles, without a protractor, ranging from 1-180 by dragging a movable line
- Banana Hunt - This game helps students practice the degrees of an angle
- Measuring Angles - Investigating angles and the use of a protractor
- Spy Guys Interactive - Volume and Displacement - Lesson 15
- Weight and Capacity - this video lesson explains weight and capacity and the units to measure each, and then gives your students the chance to show understanding on several quizzes. (
somewhat elementary) Apply formulas to determine the area of rectangles and triangles.

6.4.5

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- Area Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the perimeter and asked to calculate areas of the shapes.
- Area of an Irregular Rectangle - calculate the area of each figure given
- The Pythagorean Theorem - online quiz
- Pythagorean Explorer - find the length of a side of a right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem, and then check answers
- Shape Explorer - calculate areas and perimeters of the shapes
- Squaring the Triangle - learn about how the Pythagorean Theorem works, through investigating the standard geometric proof. Parameters: Sizes of the legs of the triangle.
Use scales to read maps.

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- Index of topics and quizzes offered by David J. Leveson at CUNY in Brooklyn, NY
- Latitude and Longitude quiz - online quiz that checks answers
- Map Reading Activities - practice reading maps using compasses, latitude, longitude and more
- Mathematics of Cartography - several map activity from Cynthia Lanius
- National Atlas of the United States
- Reading Map Symbols - identify symbols with words
Solve real-world problems involving perimeter and area of rectangles.

6.4.7

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- JuniorArchitects - develop strategies for finding the perimeter and area for rectangles and triangles using geoboards and graph paper
- Shape Surveyor - you never know what you'll find if you dig geometry
Solve problems involving ratio and proportion.

6.4.9

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- All About Ratios - a Quiz
- All About Ratios : (Problem Solving) - A famous Texas chef has a secret recipe for her chili. When people ask her for it, she hands them a card with the complete recipe except for 1 detail. For the missing detail, she gives them a clue. Use ratios to discover the missing ingredient.
- All About Ratios - a Quiz
- All About Ratios - links to several lessons by Cynthia Lanius
- All About Ratios : (Problem Solving) - A famous Texas chef has a secret recipe for her chili. When people ask her for it, she hands them a card with the complete recipe except for 1 detail. For the missing detail, she gives them a clue. Use ratios to discover the missing ingredient.
- Comparing Ratios and Rates - online quiz
- Determine the number based on the ratio - instruction and review, practice, and a quiz &
- Determining the Ratio - instruction and review, practice, and a quiz &
- Figure This: Math Challenge for Families - proportional reasoning
- Interpreting and Applying Proportions - online quiz
- Learning ratios and proportions through scale drawings - a text only lesson plan
- Math for Morons Like Us - a ThinkQuest entry on ratio
- Nutshell Math: Ratios and Proportion - video lesson with examples and sample problems

- You Tube video of the same lesson - Instructor: Ms. Jenkins
- Percentages and Proportions - online quiz
- Percents and Ratios - an index of pages that teach percent and ratio skills covered in K8 math courses - Each page has an explanation, interactive practice and challenge games about percents and ratios. (from AAA math) - instruction and review, practice, and a quiz &
- Percent with a Calculator - after the lesson there are problems to work
- Practice with Ratios - online quiz
- Proportion Practice Test - thirteen multiple choice questions
- Proportions and Ratios - good explanation of means and extremes from Free Math
- Rags to Riches: Ratio and Proportion Quiz - quiz at Quia
- Rates, Ratios, and Proportions - a two person quiz from Quia
- Ratio/Proportion Problems from Ask Dr. Math - three pages of links to real-world problems
- Ratio & Proportion - math review practice exercises
- Ratio & Proportion - A proportion is a name we give to a statement that two ratios are equal. (This is a 3 step lesson followed by a workout.)
- Ratio and Proportion - explanation and examples
- Ratio and Proportion - introduction, in depth explanation, examples and a workout of ten problems
- Ratio and Proportion Quiz - play this game to practice writing ratios
- Ratio Exercises : Dolls : Camera] | Same ratio -- Fish : Atom | Different ratio -- Spider : Lizard | Different ratio -- Dots : Stars | 2 Dolls for every 1 Camera | 3 Atoms for every 2 Fish | [How Many Spiders do You Have? | Which Way Gives More Pizza
- Ratio Proportion
Calculator- Enter the known and unknown values from your proportion problem. In classic algebraic format, place an x in the box where the value is unknown. Then select Calculate and click on it.- Ratios - a six page module from Purple Math
- Ratios and Proportions - explanation with four sample problems
- Ratios and Proportions - an interactive lesson in a slide show format
- Ratios and Proportions - an 18 slide PowerPoint show
- Ratios and Proportion Review - a 12 slide PowerPoint show
- Review of Proportion - examples and practice problems
- Review of Ratios - examples and practice problems
- Skillwise: Ratio and Proportion - five part module; fact sheet, game, quiz, activity and worksheet
- Spy Guys Interactive - Ratio - Lesson 3
- Teaching Ratios and Proportions - suggestion for teachers and parents
- Using Proportions - online quiz
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

- Measurement (Grades 6,7,8)
## Review Help

Practice Tests!

- Chapter Tests - Glencoe Math
- Houghton Mifflin Mathematics Test Prep Practice
- Self Check Quizzes - Glencoe Math
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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