Giles County Board of Education
GCBOE Math

Mathematics - Grade 6 Third Six-weeks

Mathematics

The Terra Nova Complete Battery for Mathematics is "designed to help students show what they know and can do. Many questions call for critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Questions allow students to use different strategies and to take individual paths to a solution. Real-world topics engage students' interest, and the extensive use of graphics reduces the need for explanatory text and provides a supportive context. Themes group items into meaningful configurations, and items are generally sequenced to promote initial success so that students will continue with confidence to more challenging questions.

The [Terra Nova] tests taps broad mathematical power, yet retains the specifics from the traditional curriculum. The first section of the test includes computation, computation in context, and estimation items, and is administered without calculators. The second section covers a broad range of core skills and may be administered with calculators. Some questions require the use of rulers, which are supplied with the testing materials." The Terra Nova Plus for Mathematics Computation "carefully targets measurement of computation skills to the appropriate grade level. Because each item is unique to a specific level, there is no overlap or repetitive testing. The problems in the test challenge students in different ways. Among fractions, for example, items deal with both like and unlike denominators, with horizontal and vertical formats, and with mixed fractions. Items that promote the use of mental math and that test estimation skills are also included. All these items encourage students to apply techniques thoughtfully rather than simply utilizing memorization or using stock formulas. The Terra Nova Mathematics Computation test answers the questions that many teachers ask: 'Have my students mastered all the fundamentals of computation?' and 'Do they apply those computation techniques that they have learned?'" The Tennessee Mathematics Framework for Kindergarten through Grade 8 was adopted by the State Board of Education on October 11, 1996. The framework includes four Process Standards:
    * Problem Solving
    * Communication
    * Reasoning
    * Connections
The four Process Standards are intended to be incorporated into five Content Standards:
    * Number Sense and Number Theory
    * Estimation, Measurement, and Computation
    * Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Thinking
    * Statistics and Probability
    * Spatial Sense and Geometric Concepts


Number Theory

    Divisibility/Multiples/Factors
The learner will be able to determine divisibility, multiples, and common factors, including a least and greatest common factor.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Divisibility Knowledge Master 2.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 16, Item 21, 43, 53, 56 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Number Theory [Software]
  
    Equivalent Forms
The learner will be able to comprehend the use and representation of numbers in many different yet equivalent forms such as integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and exponential and scientific notation, in real world and mathematical contexts.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Equivalent Forms Comprehension Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement #10 week tested: 28; TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), p.34
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 5 (Textbook) [Textbook]
  

Decimals

    Decimals: Convert to Percents/Fractions
The learner will be able to represent decimal numbers as either fractions or percents.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Decimals Application Master 1.0 TN: Curriculum Framework (K - 8), October 11, 1996, Grade 6 - 8
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Percents [Software]
  

Numeration

    Estimation Strategies
The learner will be able to apply suitable approximation methods in problem solving situations, using whole numbers, fractions, and percentages.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Estimation Strategies Introduce 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement #11 week tested: 28.
  
    Estimation: Money
The learner will be able to make estimations with money.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Estimation Application Master 1.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 16, Item 12, 31 week tested: 28.
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Numeration [Software]
  

Problem Solving

    Strategies: Applying
The learner will be able to apply appropriate strategies to solve problems, such as, make a chart or graph, make a simpler problem, work backwards, and break the problem into parts.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Strategies Application Master 0.5 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement #17 week tested: 28. Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement # 17 week tested 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 5 [Textbook]
  

Fractions

    Add/Subtract/Multiply/Divide Fractions
The learner will be able to add, subtract, multipy, and divide with fractions, fractions and whole numbers, fractions and mixed fractions, and mixed fractions and whole numbers.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Add/Subtract Fractions Application Master 3.0 Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement #48, Item 4, 11, 13 week tested: 28. Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement #48, Item 17 week tested: 28. Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement #48 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 7 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Fractions [Software]
  

Percents

    Problem Solving: Basic Operations
The learner will be able to use the basic operations of percents to solve story problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Problem Solving Application Master 3.0 Terra Nova, Plus Edition (Complete Battery), 1997, Level 16, Objective Statement #50, Item 20 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 7 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Percents [Software]
  

Number Theory

    Equivalent Forms: Model
The learner will be able to discuss and/or model the interrelationships of decimals, fractions, ratios, and/or percents.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Equivalent Forms Comprehension Introduce 0.5 TN: Curriculum Framework (K-8), October 11, 1996, Grade 6 - 8, p.34
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 7 [Textbook]
  
    Proportion Story Problems
The learner will be able to use proportional reasoning to solve story problems.
Strand Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Ratio/Proportion Application Master 3.0 Terra Nova, Complete Battery, 1997, Level 16, Item 45 week tested: 28.
Instructional Resources
- Middle Grades Math / Tools for Success, Prentice Hall, Course 1, Chapter 7 [Textbook]
Assessment Resources
- Skills Connection, EdVISION Corporation, Version 2.0, Number Sentences [Software]
  

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