Math 6: Quick Start

Welcome to Simply Good and Beautiful Math 6

Before You Begin

Starting Simply Good and Beautiful Math 6 is simple.

All of our Simply Good and Beautiful Math courses are open-and-go! You do not need to read or prepare anything on a daily basis.

It is, however, extremely helpful to spend a few minutes getting an overview of the course. Here are a few highlights specific to Math 6 to help you and your child have a successful start.

Required Items Needed for Math 6

We have simplified teaching math!

Get started with just three items: a Math 6 Course Book 1, Math 6 Course Book 2, Math 6 Answer Key. Click on each item below to order additional items or for more information.

If something is missing from your order, contact our Customer Support Team at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.

Optional Items

Math 6 Video Lessons

Themed videos provide detailed teaching and guided practice of the lesson topic.

Three ways to access the video lessons:

The videos contain the bulk of the teaching for Math 6 and are highly recommended. However, if your student feels confident in the topic being taught, skip the video and read the mini lesson instead. Encourage students who are struggling with the practice activities to go back and watch the video.

Some families may prefer the parent/teacher teach the child using the mini lesson rather than using the video lessons.

Supplies Needed

In addition to the two course books and answer key, have these items available daily:

  • Simply Good and Beautiful Math Scratch Pad or other scratch paper
  • Device to access videos (highly recommended)
  • Pencils, colored pencils, & scissors
  • Protractor
  • 2 Standard dice
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Tape or glue

How This Course Works

About This Course

The About the Course pages in the front of your course book contain details unique to Math 6. Find everything you need to know at About the Course.

Course Overview

Simply Good and Beautiful Math 6 consists of Books 1 and 2. There are 120 lessons. Students complete the course independently, but parents/ teachers participate in lessons as much they would like.

This course is divided into four units, each with a unit assessment. A physical answer key comes with the purchase of the physical course set. A PDF answer key can be found on the Math 6 FAQs page.

Simply Good and Beautiful Math teaches through a spiral approach. Each lesson introduces a new concept, gives the child an opportunity to practice the concept, and then reviews previously learned material. Learn more about spiral math in the video below.

Lesson Overview

Most lessons are four pages and consist of a warm-up, video lesson, mental math, mini lesson, practice, and review.

  • Warm-Up: An activity that applies to the lesson topic.
  • Video Lesson: Videos provide detailed teaching and interactive guided practice of the lesson topic. Scan the QR code in the book, download the free Homeschool app, or go to to access the videos.
  • Mental Math Checkup: A quick review of mental math skills and facts practice.
  • Mini Lesson: A concise written lesson on the topic.
  • Practice: Practice dedicated to the lesson concept.
  • Review: Daily review of topics from previous lessons.
  • A Reference Chart is included at the end of the course book.

Getting Started

Simply open the course book and start learning! Students watch the video lesson or read the mini lesson. Please note that videos may contain material not included in the written mini lesson.

Students may complete the warm-up before or during the video. Mental math may be completed at any point during the lesson.

After completing the video and/or mini lesson, the student should complete the lesson practice and review sections.

Parents/teachers should check the student’s work daily and provide immediate help and feedback.

Students who struggle with the lesson practice should be encouraged to review the mini lesson or the video for help.

Skills Taught in Math 6

Math 6 provides a strong mathematical foundation, with lessons in:

  • Adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions and mixed numbers
  • Converting fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Square and cube roots
  • Solving equations
  • Probability
  • Solving inequalities
  • Solving proportions
  • Graphing and geometry

And much more!

For a complete list of all the concepts taught, see the Table of Contents and the Unit Overview pages found in the About the Course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Visit our Math 6 FAQs page to find answers to frequently asked questions, songs, videos, and other resources.

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