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Getting Ready for Grade 6
Welcome to Middle School!
Your math teachers are very excited to meet you this September!
To help you stay mathstrong and get mathready for 6th grade, we’ve put together a list of optional summer practice work. Anything from 5 minutes per day to 30 minutes per week is helpful in keeping you current with the math you learned in elementary school.
The skills practice is a mix of worksheets that you can print at home or online skills practice using iXL. You will get a letter from Ms. Richard, the K12 Math program coordinator, explaining how you can access your iXL account this summer.
Before you get started, here are some helpful hints to keep
you organized for your optional summer work:
 It’s always a great idea to keep your work in one
location. So get a binder or a spiral bound notebook where you can write
things down. Looking back on your problem solving later might be helpful
to you. Even if you use iXL, sometimes you need to write things down to
solve problems. If you have a lot of trouble in any specific area, your
teacher can look at your work later to see where you might have made
mistakes.
 Do your work in pencil so that you can erase, if
necessary.
 Try doing the work without a calculator if you
can. Practicing your math facts while you are problem solving will help
you to build your computation skills.
 Don’t get frustrated. If you are stuck, just move on to
the next problem. Maybe if you take a break, you’ll have a brainstorm :)
And if you don’t, it’s ok. Your teacher will be happy to help you in the
fall. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them later!
 Have fun! This work is not intended to be stressful for you. It’s just summer exercise for your mathbrain.
The important things we want you to focus on are:
Multiplication
and Division facts
Fractions
Mixed
Numbers
Decimals
If you want to make flashcards to practice any of these skills, that’s a great idea! Multiplication and division facts (up to 12) are incredibly important to your success in middle school. Even a few minutes a day to keep up your fluency is worthwhile.
There is a “playlist” chart attached at the end of this letter. You can access the practice materials by clicking the links (or copying them to your browser). There are links to specific iXL skills for practicing concepts you learned in 5th grade and there are also “workbooks” (with answer keys) if you want to print your own materials so that you can problem solve offline.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Richard, krichard@aps1.net.
Getting
ready for Grade 6 Playlists
Focus Area 
Here are the links you need: 
iXL links to online skills practice 
Reference material / Notes 
Whole
Number Multiplication and Division: 
This
is a “workbook” of extra practice for whole number multiplication and
division 
Multiplication
input/ output tables Multiplication
input/ output tables: Find the rule Division
facts to 12 
Multiplication
tables up to 12 (you can also make flash cards) 
Fractions
and Mixed Numbers 
This
is a “workbook” of extra practice for fractions and mixed numbers Multiplying
and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers “workbook” 
Add and
Subtract Fractions with like denominators Add and
subtract mixed numbers with like denominators Add
fractions with unlike denominators Subtract
fractions with unlike denominators Add mixed
numbers with unlike denominators Multiply
two fractions Scaling
whole numbers by fractions Scaling
mixed numbers by fractions Multiply
two mixed numbers Divide
fractions by whole numbers Divide
whole numbers by fractions Divide two
fractions 

Decimals,
Fractions, and Percents 

Convert
between percents, fractions and decimals 

Decimals 
Extra
practice with decimals “workbook” Extra
practice multiplying and dividing decimals “workbook” 
Multiply a
decimal by a power of ten Multiply a
decimal by a onedigit whole number Multiply a
decimal by a multidigit whole number Divide
decimals by powers of ten Division
with decimal quotients 
