Problems and tasks for 6th graders
by Sybilla Beckmann, Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia
The linked problems and tasks are ones I gave (or modifications of ones I gave) to the average class of 6th graders I taught every day during the 2004/2005 academic year at Clarke Middle School, a public school in Athens, Georgia. These problems and tasks address portions of the Georgia Performance Standard M6G, which is shown below. All linked problems and tasks are copyright Sybilla Beckmann, 2004, 2005. Teachers may freely copy and use these problems and tasks with their students. The Georgia Department of Education may use these problems and tasks for the Georgia Performance Standards.
M6G1. Students will further develop their understanding of plane figures.
a. Understand the meaning of line and rotational symmetry.
b. Demonstrate understanding of similar plane figures and the scale factor between them.
b. Interpret and sketch simple scale drawings.
c. Solve problems involving scale drawings.
Line symmetry and rotational symmetry:
M6G2. Students will further develop their understanding of solid figures.
a. Compare and contrast right prisms and pyramids.
b. Compare and contrast cylinders and cones.
c. Interprets and sketch front, back, and side views of solid figures.
d. Create nets for prisms, cylinders, pyramids, and cones.
Sketching rectangular prisms:
Creating nets for cylinders (not including top and bottom):
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