The sixth grade course emphasizes logical reasoning, problem solving, and facility with computation. Integers, solving equations, ratios, percents, and graphing ordered pairs on the coordinate plane are introduced. Students study and explore number theory, fractions, decimals, order of operations, and geometry more extensively. They are encouraged to develop an awareness of the nature and structure of mathematics in a broad context. Word problems of varying degrees of difficulty are incorporated and class discussions focus on the understanding of multiple problem-solving approaches. We will continue to utilize Singapore math but supplement with materials deemed essential by our math faculty.