Math Lesson Plans for 6th Grade: Interactive Math Lessons

It can be a big help to your 6th grader to engage him or her in interactive math games at home. Whether you choose to find or create math lessons on your own, keep reading to find out more.

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Creating and Finding Math Lessons for Your 6th Grader

What 6th Graders Need to Learn

There's a fair chance that your child's math lessons at school are based on the Common Core State Standards for the 6th grade. Creating and finding lessons at home may be simplified for you if you become acquainted with these standards since you'll know what will be expected of your child at school. In the 6th grade, kids are typically required to learn about proportional relationships and ratios, expressions, equations, geometry and the number system. Many 6th grade curriculums cover pre-algebra and algebraic concepts. Your child will likely be required to take a multiple-choice standardized test near the end of the year.

Finding and Designing Your Lessons

To find out what type of interactive math lessons your child will benefit most from, talk to his or her math teacher. Identify the areas that your 6th grader needs the most assistance with. You can find interactive lesson plans at educational stores, but these will usually cost money. The Internet is a solid resource to find free 6th grade math lessons on a plethora of topics.

Creating your own lesson plans allows you to make sure that the lesson plans are customized to your child's needs. Lesson plans typically begin by introducing the overall concept of the lesson. For an interactive math lesson, you'll often be using materials like flash cards, charts and objects around the house. Additionally, the Florida Center for Instructional Technology can provide you with hands-on learning materials that you can print out or use online.

After the lesson, ask your child to summarize the main ideas in his or her own words. This will help him or her solidify the information and will increase the likelihood that the information will be retained. Be sure to review the material again the following day.

Making a Lesson Interactive

You can make any lesson interactive by allowing your child to interact directly with the material. For example, if your child is studying statistics, have him or her calculate the average height among the students in his or her class. Then, help your child create a chart on poster board to compare these figures.

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