Sixth Grade: What Will They Learn?
Sixth grade is either the end of elementary school or the beginning of middle school. In either case, emphasis will be placed on increasing your child's proficiency in the basic skills. Your child will have more than one teacher because teachers are becoming subject specialists. Find out what else your child will learn this year. Identify major chronological events in history, as well as find the areas studied in history on maps and globes.
Understand our legacy from ancient and early civilizations.
Understand and perform all operations for rational numbers.
Write, simplify, and manipulate expressions and equations in all areas of problem solving, including ratios, proportions, geometry, statistics, and probability.
Use all stages of the writing process (organizing, drafting, revising, and editing.
Write essays, reports, letters, stories, and poems.
Set up and conduct simple scientific experiments.
Understand the concepts of gravity, motion, energy, chemical compounds, the ecosystem, fossils, heredity, weather, and the classification of matter.
Compose reports by using word processing skills.