## About This Lesson

The following unit plan was written for sixth grade students who are learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimals. The unit spans ten lessons and can be taught in two weeks. The following standards are addressed within the unit:

6.NS.3 Fluently add, subtract, multiply and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

6.NS.2 Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

6.EE.2.c Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order.

6.EE.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true. Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.

Each lesson features an Interactive Learning section in which students collaborate to solve a single problem using the problem-solving approach to learning. After the Interactive Learning introduction to the new material, each lesson features a Visual Learning section in which students are provided an opportunity to see an abstract concept displayed visually and in concrete terms. Following the Visual Learning component of each lesson is a period reserved for guided practice, independent practice and a closing. Students complete a quick check assessment as an exit slip at the close of each lesson for the teacher to monitor understanding. Students engage in a performance assessment task at the end of the unit which serves as a summative assessment. Each lesson features cooperative learning, differentiation for ELLs and struggling students, and extension for students working above level. The unit is closely aligned with the Pearson Envision Math: Common Core grade 6 textbook and relies upon this text for practice problems and homework but can be easily adapted to any other textbook in use at a specific school or district. Details on this publication can be found in the references section of the unit plan. The following unit plan was written for sixth grade students who are learning to add, subtract, multiply and divide with decimals. The unit spans ten lessons and can be taught in two weeks. The following standards are addressed within the unit:

6.NS.3 Fluently add, subtract, multiply and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

6.NS.2 Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

6.EE.2.c Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order.

6.EE.5 Understand solving an equation or inequality as a process of answering a question: which values from a specified set, if any, make the equation or inequality true. Use substitution to determine whether a given number in a specified set makes an equation or inequality true.

Each lesson features an Interactive Learning section in which students collaborate to solve a single problem using the problem-solving approach to learning. After the Interactive Learning introduction to the new material, each lesson features a Visual Learning section in which students are provided an opportunity to see an abstract concept displayed visually and in concrete terms. Following the Visual Learning component of each lesson is a period reserved for guided practice, independent practice and a closing. Students complete a quick check assessment as an exit slip at the close of each lesson for the teacher to monitor understanding. Students engage in a performance assessment task at the end of the unit which serves as a summative assessment. Each lesson features cooperative learning, differentiation for ELLs and struggling students, and extension for students working above level. The unit is closely aligned with the Pearson Envision Math: Common Core grade 6 textbook and relies upon this text for practice problems and homework but can be easily adapted to any other textbook in use at a specific school or district. Details on this publication can be found in the references section of the unit plan.