## 6th Grade Math Tips

Integers:

"When multiplying or diving integers ... if the signs are different, then the answer is negative. If the signs are the same, then the answer is positive." -Jovannah & Ashley

"When adding and subtracting integers, you can use the chip model." -Jovannah & Ashley

Percents:

"The word 'Percent' comes from the Italian word 'Percento', meaning per 100." -Dijon & Justyn

"When figuring percents, use the Butterfly Method. You cross multiply 'of' and 'percent' and then cross multiply 'is' and '100'. Then set the products equal to each other.

(of)(%) = (is)(100)

Then you divide both sides by of, %, is, or 100, depending on what you're given and what you're trying to find." -Dijon & Justyn

Geometry:

"Polygon means MANY CORNERS in Greek." -Malachi

"poly" --> "many"

"gonia" --> "corners"

"Don't forget the units for AREA. It will always be SQUARED." -Malachi

"For VOLUME, you always CUBE the units." -Malachi

"When finding the area of a circle or a cylinder, most of the time you can keep the symbol Pi in your answer." -Malachi

The Coordinate Plane:

"A way to remember which coordinate to plot first is to use the phrase 'Dribble Before You Shoot!' This means you do the x-axis first. Then you do the y-axis." -Aisha

"Always put arrows at the end of each axis or the teacher will take off points." -Aisha

"Do not forget your UNITS or points will be taken off!" -Aisha

Statistics & Probability:

"Mean is called average." -Brianna & Nazia

"The median is in the middle!" -Brianna & Nazia

'Mo' ---> 'Mode' ---> 'Most' -Brianna & Nazia

"What is the probability of picking a red marble, NOT REPLACING it, and then picking a green marble? ... This is what we mean by WITHOUT REPLACEMENT." -Brianna & Nazia

Algebra:

"When you solve complex equations, you just transform them into simpler equations and then solve!" -Jayden

"You should CLT on the left side first and then CLT on the right side, and then perform your operations." -Jayden

"What you do to one side of the equation, you have to do to the other. Remember: Keep it BALANCED!!" -Jayden

"When multiplying or diving integers ... if the signs are different, then the answer is negative. If the signs are the same, then the answer is positive." -Jovannah & Ashley

"When adding and subtracting integers, you can use the chip model." -Jovannah & Ashley

Percents:

"The word 'Percent' comes from the Italian word 'Percento', meaning per 100." -Dijon & Justyn

"When figuring percents, use the Butterfly Method. You cross multiply 'of' and 'percent' and then cross multiply 'is' and '100'. Then set the products equal to each other.

(of)(%) = (is)(100)

Then you divide both sides by of, %, is, or 100, depending on what you're given and what you're trying to find." -Dijon & Justyn

Geometry:

"Polygon means MANY CORNERS in Greek." -Malachi

"poly" --> "many"

"gonia" --> "corners"

"Don't forget the units for AREA. It will always be SQUARED." -Malachi

"For VOLUME, you always CUBE the units." -Malachi

"When finding the area of a circle or a cylinder, most of the time you can keep the symbol Pi in your answer." -Malachi

The Coordinate Plane:

"A way to remember which coordinate to plot first is to use the phrase 'Dribble Before You Shoot!' This means you do the x-axis first. Then you do the y-axis." -Aisha

"Always put arrows at the end of each axis or the teacher will take off points." -Aisha

"Do not forget your UNITS or points will be taken off!" -Aisha

Statistics & Probability:

"Mean is called average." -Brianna & Nazia

"The median is in the middle!" -Brianna & Nazia

'Mo' ---> 'Mode' ---> 'Most' -Brianna & Nazia

"What is the probability of picking a red marble, NOT REPLACING it, and then picking a green marble? ... This is what we mean by WITHOUT REPLACEMENT." -Brianna & Nazia

Algebra:

"When you solve complex equations, you just transform them into simpler equations and then solve!" -Jayden

"You should CLT on the left side first and then CLT on the right side, and then perform your operations." -Jayden

"What you do to one side of the equation, you have to do to the other. Remember: Keep it BALANCED!!" -Jayden