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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 25 interactive, educational games. The material was written with 6th grade math students in mind.

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.

Common Core State Standards Overview for Sixth Grade Math

Ratios & Proportional Relationships
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  • Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
The Number System
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Develop understanding of statistical variability.
  • Summarize and describe distributions.
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  • Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
Source: www.corestandards.org
Sixth Grade Ratios & Proportions
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Sixth Grade The Number System
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Sixth Grade Expressions & Equations
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Sixth Grade Statistics & Probability
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Sixth Grade Geometry
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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!

Sixth Grade Math Vocabulary
Words at a Glance:

Ratios & Proportions

Ratios & Proportional Relationships: cubic, kilometer, Fahrenheit, volume, centiliter, capacity, weight, temperature, velocity, quantity

The Number System

The Number System: composite, cardinal number, consecutive, greatest common factor, natural numbers, reducing, inverse operation, prime factorization, least common multiple, quotient

Expressions & Equations

Expressions & Equations: radicand, coefficient, rational expression, quadratic formula, real number, monomial, variable, polynomial, binomial, equation, power, equivalent, expression, simplify, inequality, symbol, order of operations, constant, exponent, factoring

Statistics & Probability

Statistics & Probability: graph, ratio, event, certainty, location, experimental probability, scale, collection, input, grid, likelihood, mean, mode, increments, Venn diagram, random, median, survey, predict, intervals


Modelling: integers, acute, cartesian coordinate, inequality theorem, pyramid, simulation, equilateral, prism, geometry, model, rational number

Lines: polygon, similar, line segment, circumference, intersection, equilateral, ray, arc, diagonal, radius

Transformation: translation, symmetry, quadrilateral, tessellation, vertices, horizontal, vertical, supplementary, transformation, rotation

Angles: interior angles, exterior angles, scalene, equiangular, protractor, obtuse, acute, parallel, perpendicular, degrees

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