ABOUT 6TH GRADE
The 6th Grade course is aimed at preparing students aspiring to excel in academics through advanced learning, review and practice of mathematics, verbal, writing and grammar skills necessary for 6th grade. The class meets once a week for 2.5 hours on every scheduled weekend. All course work will be complemented by quizzes, homework assignments and periodic tests.
Students will attain sufficient proficiency to solve related word problems and in applying language skills. This course integrates the foundational requirements of the IOWA Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT), a placement test for pre-algebra course work in Fairfax County schools. SOL Prep is also part and parcel of the curriculum.
Below is a high level course content for Mathematics, Verbal, Grammar & Writing.
Arithmetic : Fractions, decimals, percentages, conversions and mathematical operations, divisibility rules, factoring
Algebra : Variables, expressions, Linear & inverse relationships, polynomials, and factoring
Geometry : Angles, triangles, circles, polygons, solids, perimeter, area, volume, and complex structures
Probability and Statistics: Data interpretation, graphs, tables, Mean, Median, Mode, and Basic Probability
Vocabulary: Meaning and use of new words
Reading comprehension: Understanding meaning, purpose and conclusions of small paragraphs
Writing: Well structured and grammatically correct expression of an idea in a small paragraph and essay
Grammar: Punctuation, parts of speech, parts and types of sentences, subjects & predicates, direct & indirect objects, voice, and tense
This course integrates the foundational requirements of the IOWA test, a placement test for algebra course work, administered in 6th grade students.
Students will acquire methods and techniques which will help them learn, retain, and apply the knowledge, positioning them to perform better at school. Those aspiring to qualify for gifted program magnet schools through placement tests such as TJ and AOS entrance will begin to acquire all the required target skills and practice. Students will be equipped to perform well in SOL.