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Introductory MS Mathematics: Gamified Level 6, Part One

Gamification brings Math alive! Middle school is an excellent time to discover, re-discover, or foster a love for the fascinating world of mathematics. This course takes students on Quests that build 6th-grade mathematical skills in Number Systems, Operations, Fractions, Ratios, Rates, Percents, and Integers. Help your student find the joy of learning!

Total classes: 13

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 6th grade (advanced 5th grade OR an older student in need of a solid foundation.)

Suggested credit: One full semester Mathematics

Special notes: As a GAMIFIED course, students learn through a variety of assignments that include games. This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two as well. In addition to class instruction, there will be interactive recorded video lessons.


Math can be interesting and fun! This is a sound and comprehensive instructional journey in a gamified format. Weekly Quests include videos, class instruction, colorful textbook assignments, workbook assignments, Quizlet, & games/puzzles. During Part One of this course, students will advance and solidify their knowledge of 6th-grade mathematics, problem-solving, and vocabulary related to Number Systems, Operations, Multiplying Fractions, Dividing Fractions, Ratios, Rates, Percents, and Integer Concepts. In addition to the daily homework and making use of the tools & games mentioned above, there are weekly evaluations (8 quizzes, 4 Section Tests, and a two-part Final Exam). Following this course, your student can continue exploring the exciting world of gamified math with Introductory MS Mathematics: Gamified Level 6, Part Two.


Classes 1-4: Understanding the Number System and Operations

Classes 5-6: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Classes 7-10: Ratios, Rates, and Percents

Classes 11-12: Integer Concepts

Class 13: Course Review and Final Exam

Materials and Homework


Students require BOTH books AND the online access listed below.

TWO BOOKS: These are utilized for both Part One and Part Two of this course. (See https://www.bookfinder.com for the best prices): Everything You Need to Ace Math in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide (2016) ISBN-13: 978-0761160960 (https://amzn.to/3OOjW8o)

NOTE: A student needs a copy of the above book that has NOT been written in yet.

Spectrum 6th Grade Math Workbook (2014) ISBN-13: 978-1483808741 https://amzn.to/3SIK9GE

NOTE: A student needs a copy of the above book that has NOT been written in yet.

ONLINE: Join the Quizlet class for this course and utilize its sets on Quizlet.com (Free student accounts are available.) A link to join the specific Quizlet class for this course will be posted on Caravel.


Each week, students can follow a detailed day-by-day Quest Schedule. Assignments include instructional videos, games & puzzles, rote practice, textbook reading & exercises, class instruction, workbook exercises, & Math vocabulary on Quizlet. Also, when there isn’t a test or exam, there is a quiz. This makes for 8 quizzes, 4 Section Tests, and a two-part Final Exam, all graded on Caravel. Students should expect to put in a minimum of one hour a day, five days a week, for the coursework. Parents should note that the answer keys in each book are for the students’ use to check themselves as they practice their daily work.

Important Dates

Class dates: Tuesdays, September 10 to December 10, 2024. (No class Nov. 26)

Starting time: 11:30 AM Eastern (10:30 AM Central; 9:30 AM Mountain; 8:30 AM Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

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