6th Grade  Connected Mathematics® 4
Connected Mathematics® 4 (Phillips et al., 2025) is a coherent, problembased curriculum that promotes an inquirybased teachinglearning classroom environment. Important mathematical ideas are identified, and the essential understandings of these ideas are embedded in a carefully sequenced set of contextual problems. This means that students and teachers start with a problem and together they work to solve it. An important part of the problemsolving process is a discussion on
 the strategies students used to solve the problem,
 the embedded or encoded mathematical understandings in the problem situation, and
 how these understandings build on prior knowledge.
The curriculum helps students grow in their ability to reason effectively with information represented in verbal, numeric, graphic, and symbolic forms and to move flexibly among these representations to produce fluency in both conceptual and procedural knowledge.
Grade 6 Mathematical Focus: Students center on generalizing patterns with a focus on algebra and number.
Details at a Glance
 135 periods
 26 Investigations
 Includes digital resources
 Developed in partnership with Michigan State University
 Includes assessment
 Problembased
 Includes support for multilingual learners
 Embedded differentiation
 Fosters student collaboration
 Student selfassessment and reflection
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Scope & Sequence
Content in 6th Grade  Connected Mathematics® 4 is organized into 7 units, as follows:
Unit 1  Variables and Patterns
Generalizing and Using Properties of Geometric Shapes
In this unit, students are studying variables and the relationship between two variables. Students will use words, tables, graphs, and equations to represent these relationships and to solve problems. At the end of each investigation, students ask themselves: What are the advantages and disadvantages of using different representations to show the relationship between two variables?
16 Days  3 Investigations
Unit 2  Number Connections
Expressing Factors and Multiples Algebraically
In this unit, students are using factors and multiplies to explore and represent some properties of the multiplicative structure of numbers. At the end of each investigation, students ask themselves: How can they express the multiplicative patterns and relationships of numbers with words, numbers, and variables?
19 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 3  Comparing Quantities
Ratios, Rates, and Equivalance
In this unit, students are exploring problems that involve reasoning with ratios. At the end of each investigation, students ask themselves: What do they understand about ratios and reasoning with ratios?
21 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 4  Bits of Rational
Extending Fraction Operations and Solving Equations
In this unit, students are continuing to develop our understanding of the operations with rational numbers and how they are used to solve problems or equations. At the end of each investigation, students ask themselves: What do they know about operations with rational numbers?
21 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 5  Covering and Surrounding
Two and ThreeDimensional Measurement
In this unit, students are investigating area and perimeter of twodimensional shapes and how they are used to solve problems. At the end of each investigation, students ask themselves: What do they know about measurements of twodimensional shapes?
20 Days  4 Investigations
Unit 6  Points of Rational
A Focus on Decimals and Algebraic Reasoning
In this investigation, students extend their thinking of rational numbers to work with multidigit decimals. At the end of each investigation, students ask themselves: What do they know about rational numbers and solving problems using
rational numbers?
19 Days  3 Investigations
Unit 7  Data About Us
Statistics and Data Analysis
In this investigation, students explore statistical questions and ways to collect, analyze, and interpret a set of data to solve problems involving data. At the end of each investigation, students ask themselves: What do they know about the statistical problemsolving process?
19 Days  4 Investigations
Program Components
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What are the options for teacher access?
In Print
A print set of seven Teacher Editions and A Guide to Connected Mathematics 4 (Teacher Resources). Fullcolor pages are set in an organized and tabbed, threering binder making it easy to navigate and personalize with highlighting, annotations, rearrangements, and insertions.
Online Teacher Portal Access
Online Teacher Portal access for one teacher for 6 years and includes: all gradelevel Teacher Editions, the Guide (Teacher Resources), and all gradelevel Student Editions. Teachers can create groups; assign ACE, reflection questions and assessments; enable accommodations; and communicate with students. Numerous tools include Desmos graphing calculator, MathType, highlighter, and line reader.
What are the options for student access?
In Print
A print set of seven Student Editions. Fullcolor pages include easy navigation throughout the content and include holepunched softcover binding for easy integration into a math binder. Nonconsummable.
Online Student Portal Access
Access to Online Student Portal for 6 years and includes the digital Student Edition. Numerous embedded tools include: ReadSpeaker, Desmos graphing calculator, MathType, line reader, highlighter, and notepad. Complete problems and assessments online.
Additional Curriculum Materials
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