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:
The important things we want you to focus on are:
Multiplication and Division facts
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ready for Grade 6 Playlists
Here are the links you need:
iXL links to online skills practice
Reference material / Notes
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
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
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