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Convert Units of Measure: The customary measurement system requires the use of a variety of conversion ratios that are not based on the decimal system (metric). Consequently, students frequently get confused about what operation they should use when making a conversion. Chapter 10 provides students with techniques to deepen their understanding and lessen their confusion.
Est. Quiz: Block 1: 4/29/19 Block 2-4: 5/08/19 Est. Test: Block 1: 5/10/19 Block 2: 5/15/19 Patterns and Graphing: The essential questions for Chapter 9; How can you use line plots, coordinate grids and patterns to help you graph and interpret data? From line plots to line graphs students are slowly introduced to explore change in mathematics by analyzing data. For example, students can use the shape of the graph to describe when there was more or less rain or no rain. A steep incline in the graph would indicate more rain while a flat graph would indicate no rain. These early explorations will lead students to make sense of more formal explorations in algebra in later grades like determining the slope of a line.
Est. Quiz: Block 1: 4/4/19 Block 2-4: 4/12/19 Est. Test: Block 1: 4/12/19 Block 2: 4/30/19 Divide Fractions: Chapter 8 extends previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. The brief 5 lesson chapter will involve interpreting division of a unit fraction by a non-zero whole number and computing such quotients. As well as solving real world problems involving visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 4 people share 1/2 lb. of chocolate equally? How many 1/3 cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?
Est. Quiz: Block 1: 3/15/19 Block 2-4: 3/22/19 Est. Test: Block 1: 2/26/19 Block 2: 3/08/19 We have recently been provided with the a K-5 supplemental and enrichment subscription called "Wordy Wednesday" -one of the many interactive math puzzles from Tang Math.Each activity targets an important strategy, skill or standard, and provides independent and collaborative practice for students at school or at home. We will periodically break up our routine to infuse "Wordy Wednesday" activities to encourage math talk through these games and riddles that will not only give our students the practice they need but in a fun and challenging way.
Multiply Fractions: The essential question of Chapter 7: How do you multiply fractions? Students will use models to multiply fractions and whole numbers and then fractions and fractions, including mixed numbers. They use the area model to make sense of the algorithm for multiplying fractions. Students use appropriate tools strategically when they decide if it makes more sense to use and area model or the alogrithm to determine the product. This chapter will apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions /mixed numbers.
Est. Quiz: Block 1: 2/13/19 Block 2-4: 1/20/19 Est. Test: Block 1: 2/26/19 Block 2: 3/08/19 Add and Subtract Fractions w/ Unlike Denominators: Fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing an understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions is considered a "critical area" in 5th grade math standards. There are 4 chapters that handle this critical area beginning with chapter 6. In this chapter, students will visualize equivalent fractions using fraction tiles/strips as a strategy to add and subtract fractions with uncommon denominators. Students will investigate estimation with number lines and rounding to benchmark fractions. We will observe patterns and problem solving strategies to look for and make use of structure and persevere in solving multi-step problems. Chapter 6 encompasses a brief review of domain specific vocabulary as well as simplifying and equivalent fractions.
Est. Quiz: Block 1: 1/15/19 Block 2-4: 1/24/19 Est. Test: Block 1: 1/25/18 Block 2: 2/12/18 |
## Wonju Suvatne
Neighborhood 5th Grade Math Teacher |