Sixth Grade Math Vocabulary

Common Core State Standards Overview for Sixth Grade Math

Ratios & Proportional Relationships
  • Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
The Number System
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions.
  • Multiply and divide multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples.
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
Expressions & Equations
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions.
  • Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities.
  • Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables.
Statistics & Probability
  • Develop understanding of statistical variability.
  • Summarize and describe distributions.
  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.

VocabularySpellingCity has created these sixth grade math word lists for parents and teachers to use as supplements to the sixth grade math curriculum. Students in 6th grade can choose a math vocabulary list from the math area they are studying to play any of 35+ interactive, educational games. The material was written with 6th grade math students in mind. Read MoreRead Less

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Sixth Grade Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has selected middle school academic vocabulary appropriate to the 6th grade level. Teachers of sixth grade math can import these lists into their own accounts, and edit or add to them as they wish.

Welcome to sixth grade Math Vocabulary, the place where abstract concepts meet the real world! As students progress in math learning, the sixth grade math terms associated with math principles become increasingly difficult to understand. Using a middle school math vocabulary learning tool that makes math connections real and meaningful can make all the difference in the world.

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Sixth Grade Math Standards. Here you will find a comprehensive list of 6th grade math vocabulary used in most math courses across the country. Students will find various categories from which they can study the 6th grade math words from the various math concepts they are currently learning. Interactive games and engaging animation allow sixth graders to gain confidence in using middle school math terms. Students can even put aside their traditional sixth grade math glossary, as each of the lists below allows them to practice what they are learning through interactive and exciting games. Sixth graders will have a great time while assimilating the meanings of complex middle school math terms!

You can import the word lists into your account and use with any of our 35+ activities. Grade level-appropriate activities are recommended below.

The following games are recommended for 6th Grade Math Vocabulary Lists.

Vocabulary TestMe provides students with the opportunity to take a vocabulary test independently.

Play Vocabulary TestMe with a 6th grade Math list.

WhichWord? Sentences provides practice recognizing contextual sentences for each spelling and vocabulary word.

Play WhichWord? Sentences with a 6th grade Math list.

FlashCards provides students the opportunity to see and hear each word spelled and then read aloud.

Play FlashCards with a 6th grade Math list.