The foundation for the study of algebra will be laid by learning about the language of algebra, its properties, and methods of solving equations. Students will learn how many real-world situations can be modeled by linear and nonlinear functions, tables, and their graphs. They will apply algebra to geometry problems and extend it to statistics and probability. The scope of the Class VI Mathematics curriculum is rigorous and ambitious. As a transitional course from arithmetic to laying a foundation for the study of Algebra and Geometry, the introduction to the range of topics are presented with an overview.

The sequential and progressive nature of the BLS mathematics curriculum is spiral by design. As topics are revisited in subsequent years, they are extended and explored in greater depth and rigor. Through a use of technology and special projects, students are expected to demonstrate their ability to reason mathematically, articulate their reasoning, and to apply their problem solving skills, as they are relevant to understanding the real world.