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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.
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, katherine.richard@andoverma.us.
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 
