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- A Workbook for Grade 6 -

"Maths is Fun" is a series of workbooks for grades 3 to 7, compiled for the progressive development of mathematics. The "Maths is Fun" Grade 6 Workbook forms part of this series.

The book has been written with a view to filling the need to explain the basic essential concepts of mathematics in a practical and easily understood manner. In addition, several of the assignments have been developed so as to encourage the learners, in small group situations, to learn from each other (metalearning). In this way, the gap between pure knowledge and its application, is narrowed.

The mastering of the "Maths is Fun" series takes place in the same way in which a pyramid is constructed, for example the progressive building-up of knowledge on a firm basis. The techniques taught in the workbook will then form the foundation for the understanding of outcomes-based mathematics.

However, the most important task of the educator remains the preparation, explanation and application of the essential mathematical techniques which are required to place the learner in a position to benefit most from outcomes-based education in the higher grades. The workbook concept enables the learner to make the book "learner-friendly" (almost like graffiti!) and therefore, more accessible for reference, when needed.

Parents are increasingly becoming serious about he importance of their roles in the education of their children. Often they feel helpless when their children lack the ability to explain to them exactly what they do not understand about their schoolwork. ‘Maths is Fun" addresses this dilemma in that the explanations are clearly and simply laid out in a way that allows both parent and learner to understand the concept.

Should the learner himself buy the workbook, he would have the opportunity to refer to the book, should he/she a problem in the next grade.

**TABLE OF CONTENTS**

**- GR.6 -**

__MODULE 1:__

**Learning Outcome 1:**

Historical numbers, our number system, place value, rounding off, addition and subtraction, multiplication, properties of 0 and 1, prime numbers, composite numbers, division.

**Learning Outcome 2:**

Intervals and number rows, patterns, open number sentences, flow diagrams.

**Learning outcome 3:**

Recognise and name shapes, describe geometric shapes, tetrahedron and pyramids, rectangles and parallelograms.

**Learning outcome 4:**

Read and write the time of analogue, digital and 24-hour clocks, conversions, history of time, angles.

**Learning Outcome 5:**

Ask simple questions, use data collection sheets, draw various graphs.

__MODULE 2:__

Consolidation

**Learning Outcome 1:**

Commutative, associative and distributive properties of numbers, multiplication, division, fractions.

Money: budgets, direct proportion.

**Learning Outcome 2:**

Solving of problems: strategies, tables, open number sentences, substitution.

**Learning outcome 3:**

Make models from nets and straws, draw objects on grid paper, draw circles on and patterns.

**Learning outcome 4:**

Length: conversion, perimeter, problem solving in context.

**Learning Outcome 5:**

Random sampling, investigation of in grouped data, collect and organise data.

__MODULE 3:__

Consolidation

**Learning Outcome 1:**

Calculator skills, exponential notation, order of operations, problem solving, decimal fractions, adding and subtracting, conversions to common fractions, rounding off, percentages.

**Learning Outcome 2:**

Choosing the correct number sentence, construct mathematical models.

**Learning outcome 3:**

Transformations: rotations, reflections and translations, construct shapes.

**Learning outcome 4:**

Mass, capacity, problem solving in context, measuring in the past.

**Learning Outcome 5:**

Read and interpret data, draw graphs.

__MODULE 4:__

Consolidation

**Learning Outcome 1:**

Problem solving, rules of divisibility, decimal numbers and percentages.

**Learning Outcome 2:**

Make predictions with regards to situations.

**Learning outcome 3:**

Positions on coded grid paper, natural and cultural objects, shapes and patterns.

**Learning outcome 4:**

Area of polygons, circles, volume.

**Learning Outcome 5:**

Predicts likelihood of events, outcomes of simple experiments, frequency of outcomes.

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NNA Stationers

At NNA Stationers our main aim is to make mathematics as accessible as possible, to the learner, educator and parent.

This workbook sets a standard which enables the learner to successfully progress to the next grade.