We've set up our Kahn Academy accounts using student CPS gmail accounts. I have added myself as a coach for each student according to their math block and they currently have two assignments that we have worked on in class together. I will use the Kahn Academy unit tests as TASK scores when it makes sense.
One of the many great things about Kahn Academy is the ability to re-try concepts (practice and tests) as many times as they want and to preview or work ahead of the class. Although I typically encourage students to stay within the course work we are doing in class as it also tracks the number of attempts and percentages for each attempt, some of our students could use the challenge and enrichment.
Take a moment and log onto Kahn Academy with your student and check out the units in the 5th grade course. You can add yourself as their coach too!
Block 1-4: Chapter 2 of GO Math! is simply titled "Divide Whole Numbers". This is what we do the entire chapter without diving into decimals or fractional remainders, we divide. First we estimate quotients, then we divide. We divide using models (base tens). We divide using a partial quotients. We divide using diagrams. While the lessons are short, the process of division does require patience, a solid math fact base and organization.
Block 1: 10/2/18
Block 2-4: 10/9/18
Block 1: 10/16/18
Block 2: 10/18/18
Block 1: Understand that it is the first chapter of the year which is typically a review, I know we will need to make adjustments on our pacing and routines. The current plan is to couple related lessons within the chapter to expedite the "review" and address the new content in more depth. For example the two lessons addressing place value will be done in one day while we will spend the day on the lesson (1.8) learning how to use multiplication and the distributive property to find quotients.
Est. Quiz: 9/17/18
Est. Test: 9/25/18
Block 2 - 4: While there will be adjustments made to our pacing and lesson selection for these blended math groups, the current plan for chapter 1 is to address a lesson a day. Students will have a variety of opportunities for engagement; note-taking (with scaffolds), "math on the spot video" guided problem solving, math talks and nightly homework practice that should not exceed 30 minutes.
Est. Quiz: 9/17/18
Est. Test: 9/27/18
5th Grade Neighborhood Math Class
Chapter 1: Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions (12)