Alberta Grade 6 Math Curriculum

Whole numbers

  • Place values in whole numbers
  • Word names for numbers
  • Roman numerals

Decimal numbers

  • What decimal number is illustrated?
  • Decimal place values
  • Word names for decimal numbers
  • Put decimal numbers in order
  • Inequalities with decimals
  • Round decimals
  • Round whole numbers and decimals: find the missing digit
  • Decimal number lines


  • Understanding integers
  • Integers on number lines
  • Graph integers on number lines
  • Compare and order integers


  • Write multiplication expressions using exponents
  • Evaluate exponents
  • Exponents: solve for the variable
  • Exponents with decimal bases


  • Find the number of each type of coin
  • Add and subtract money amounts
  • Add and subtract money amounts: word problems
  • Multiply money by whole numbers
  • Multiply money: word problems
  • Divide money amounts
  • Divide money amounts: word problems

Addition and subtraction

  • Add and subtract whole numbers up to millions
  • Add and subtract whole numbers: word problems
  • Properties of addition
  • Estimate sums and differences of whole numbers
  • Estimate sums and differences: word problems
  • Add and subtract decimal numbers
  • Add and subtract decimals: word problems
  • Estimate sums and differences of decimals
  • Maps with decimal distances


  • Multiply whole numbers
  • Multiply whole numbers: word problems
  • Multiply numbers ending in zeroes
  • Multiply numbers ending in zeroes: word problems
  • Multiply three or more numbers
  • Multiply three or more numbers: word problems
  • Estimate products
  • Properties of multiplication
  • Solve for a variable using properties of multiplication


  • Divisibility rules
  • Divide by two-digit numbers
  • Divide by two-digit numbers: word problems
  • Division patterns with zeroes
  • Divide numbers ending in zeroes: word problems
  • Estimate quotients

Multiply and divide decimals

  • Multiply a decimal by a one-digit whole number
  • Multiply a decimal by a multi-digit whole number
  • Multiply decimals and whole numbers: word problems
  • Multiply two decimals using grids
  • Multiply decimals
  • Estimate products of decimal numbers
  • Inequalities with decimal multiplication
  • Divide decimals by whole numbers
  • Divide decimals by whole numbers: word problems
  • Multiply and divide decimals by powers of ten
  • Division with decimal quotients
  • Inequalities with decimal division
  • Simplify expressions involving decimals

Problem solving and estimation

  • Estimate to solve word problems
  • Word problems with multiple steps or extra or missing information
  • Guess-and-check word problems
  • Distance/direction to starting point
  • Use logical reasoning to find the order


  • Elapsed time
  • Time units
  • Find start and end times
  • Convert between 12-hour and 24-hour time


  • Estimate metric measurements
  • Convert and compare metric units
  • Metric mixed units
  • Convert square and cubic units of length
  • Convert between cubic metres and litres
  • Working with temperatures above and below zero

Number theory

  • Prime or composite
  • Identify factors
  • Prime factorization
  • Prime factorization with exponents
  • Greatest common factor
  • Least common multiple
  • GCF and LCM: word problems


  • Write variable expressions to represent word problems
  • Simplify expressions
  • Evaluate variable expressions with whole numbers
  • Solve word problems involving two-variable equations
  • Evaluate variable expressions involving decimals
  • Solve one-step equations with whole numbers
  • Solve one-step equations involving decimals
  • Evaluate multi-variable expressions
  • Complete a function table
  • Write linear functions
  • Does (x, y) satisfy an equation?
  • Identify terms, coefficients and monomials

Coordinate graphs

  • Coordinate graphs review
  • Graph points on a coordinate plane
  • Coordinate graphs as maps
  • Relative coordinates

Data and graphs

  • Interpret pictographs
  • Create pictographs
  • Stem-and-leaf plots
  • Interpret line plots
  • Create line plots
  • Create and interpret line plots with fractions
  • Create frequency tables
  • Interpret bar graphs
  • Create bar graphs
  • Interpret double bar graphs
  • Create double bar graphs
  • Create histograms
  • Circle graphs with fractions
  • Interpret line graphs
  • Create line graphs
  • Interpret double line graphs
  • Create double line graphs
  • Choose the best type of graph

Fractions and mixed numbers

  • Fractions and mixed numbers review
  • Equivalent fractions review
  • Simplify fractions
  • Understanding fractions: word problems
  • Least common denominator
  • Compare fractions with like and unlike denominators
  • Compare fractions: word problems
  • Convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Convert between decimals and fractions or mixed numbers
  • Put a mix of decimals, fractions and mixed numbers in order

Rational numbers

  • Compare rational numbers
  • Put rational numbers in order

Add and subtract fractions

  • Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
  • Add and subtract fractions with like denominators: word problems
  • Inequalities with addition and subtraction of like fractions
  • Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators
  • Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators: word problems
  • Estimate sums and differences of mixed numbers

Multiply fractions

  • Fractions of whole numbers I
  • Fractions of whole numbers II
  • Fractions of a number: word problems
  • Estimate products of fractions and whole numbers

Ratios, proportions and percents

  • Write a ratio to describe objects in a picture
  • Ratio tables
  • Ratios: word problems
  • Equivalent ratios
  • Compare ratios: word problems
  • Proportions
  • Unit rates and equivalent rates
  • Scale drawings
  • What percentage is illustrated?
  • Convert between percents, fractions and decimals
  • Compare percents to each other and to fractions
  • Compare percents and fractions: word problems
  • Percents of numbers and money amounts
  • Percents of numbers: word problems
  • Find what percent one number is of another
  • Find what percent one number is of another: word problems

Consumer math

  • Sale prices
  • Which is the better coupon?
  • Unit prices: which is the better buy?
  • Unit prices with fractions and decimals
  • Percents – calculate tax, tip, mark-up and more
  • Simple interest

Mixed operations

  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers: word problems
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals: word problems
  • Add, subtract and multiply fractions
  • Add, subtract and multiply fractions: word problems


  • Review of 2- and 3-dimensional figures
  • Angle review: measure and classify
  • Estimate angle measurements
  • Name angles
  • Triangle review
  • Classify quadrilaterals
  • Find missing angles and side lengths in triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Sums of angles in polygons
  • Parts of a circle
  • Similar and congruent figures
  • Find side lengths of similar figures
  • Reflection, rotation and translation
  • Translations: graph the image
  • Reflections: graph the image
  • Rotations: graph the image
  • Symmetry
  • Perimeter
  • Area of squares and rectangles
  • Area of triangles
  • Area of parallelograms and trapezoids
  • Area of compound figures
  • Area between two rectangles
  • Area and perimeter of irregular figures
  • Area and perimeter: word problems
  • Rectangles: relationship between perimeter and area
  • Compare area and perimeter of two figures
  • Identify polyhedra and count faces, edges and vertices
  • Which figure is being described?
  • Front, side and top view
  • Nets of 3-dimensional figures
  • Volume and surface area of cubes and rectangular prisms
  • Volume and surface area of triangular prisms


  • Combinations
  • Probability of one event
  • Make predictions
  • Probability of opposite, mutually exclusive and overlapping events
  • Compound events – find the number of outcomes by counting


  • Calculate mean, median, mode and range
  • Interpret charts to find mean, median, mode and range
  • Mean, median, mode and range: find the missing number
  • Identify representative, random and biased samples