The principle focus of mathematics teaching at MIS in Grade 6 is to ensure that students extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This will develop the connections that students make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. At this grade level, students will develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of numbers and arithmetic, and problems demanding efficient written and mental methods of calculation. With this foundation in arithmetic, students will be introduced to the language of algebra as a means for solving a variety of problems. Students will also increase their knowledge and understanding in geometry and measures in order to help consolidate and extend knowledge developed in number. Learning in Grade 6 will also ensure that students classify shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties and that they learn the vocabulary they need to describe them. By the end of Grade 6, students will be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages. Students will also be able to read, spell and pronounce level related mathematical vocabulary correctly.