A complete description of the middle school math Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills can be found at the Texas Education Agency web site. Some of the knowledge and skills emphasized in sixth grade are described below.

Specifically in sixth grade, students will:

• generate equivalent forms of rational numbers including whole numbers, fractions, and decimals;
•  use addition and subtraction to solve problems involving fractions and decimals;
• use multiplication and division of whole numbers to solve problems including situations involving equivalent ratios and rates;
• use order of operations to simplify whole number expressions in problem solving situations;
• use ratios to make predictions in proportional situations;
• use tables and symbols to represent and describe proportional and other relationships such as those involving conversions, arithmetic sequences, perimeter and area;
• formulate equations from problem situations described by linear relationships;
• describe the relationship between radius, diameter, and circumference of a circle;
• select and use appropriate units, tools, or formulas to measure and to solve problems involving length (including perimeter), area, time, temperature, volume, and weight; and
• solve problems by collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting data.