Getting Ready for Grade 6

Welcome to Middle School!

Your math teachers are very excited to meet you this September!

To help you stay math-strong and get math-ready 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:

  1. 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.  
  2. Do your work in pencil so that you can erase, if necessary.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Have fun! This work is not intended to be stressful for you. It’s just summer exercise for your math-brain.

The important things we want you to focus on are:

            Multiplication and Division facts


            Mixed Numbers


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 off-line.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Richard,

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 


Solutions key


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


Solutions key





Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers “workbook”


Solutions key



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



Extra practice with decimals “workbook”


Solutions key

Extra practice multiplying and dividing decimals “workbook”


Solutions key



Multiply a decimal by a power of ten



Multiply a decimal by a one-digit whole number



Multiply a decimal by a multi-digit whole number



Divide decimals by powers of ten



Division with decimal quotients