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 fractions and finding equivalent fractions.
Block 1: 2/19/20
Block 2-3: 2/11/20
Block 1: 2/28/20
Block 2-3: 2/25/20
Divide Decimals: During the eight lessons in chapter 5, students make sense of procedures for dividing decimals by estimating the quotient using compatible numbers. This estimate can help the student place the decimal point after dividing. Exploring division with models and contexts and making sense of the placement of the decimal point will help students to understand how the decimal division algorithms work.
Block 1: 1/17/20
Block 2-3: 1/14/20
Block 1: 1/27/20
Block 2: 1/22/20
Winter MAP testing will take place during math blocks Thursday, December 12, 2019
Multiply Decimals: We will investigate the different strategies / approaches to multiplying decimals by whole numbers and decimals by decimals; First, through quick pictures and with distributive properties and partial products. Then, applying the standard algorithm as they solve word problems and multi-step problems.
Block 2-3: 12/09/19
Block 1-3: 12/17/19
Add and Subtract Decimals: Chapter 3 of GO Math! begins with more review on place value. This is a theme for the entire year, so it spirals frequently within each of the chapters. Decimal place values are introduced using the same language of determining the relationship between each place value (ie: 1/10 is ten times as much as 1/100 or 3/10 is one-tenth of 3). By the mid-point quiz we should be able to compare, round and model decimals. The second half of the chapter entails place value addition and subtraction (traditional) through direct practice, sequence work, and word problems. Unlike the brief but intense quality of chapter two, chapter 3 has a total of 12 lessons that don't require as much in depth analysis.
Block 1-3: 11/20/19
Block 1-3: 11/26/19
I thought our quick 10 minute lesson on Estimating Quotients with Double-Digit Divisors deserved one more visual.
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 several assignments (combination of videos and exercises) that we have worked on in class together. I will use the Kahn Academy unit tests as TASK scores (15% of grades) as completion and quiz scores.
One of the many great things about Kahn Academy is the ability to re-try concepts (exercises 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 1-3: 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 foundation and organization.
Block 1: 10/11/19
Block 2-3: 10/9/19
Block 1: 10/22/19
Block 2: 10/18/19
Block 1: 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.
Block 2-3: Understanding 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. The diversity of student learners in these two blocks will hopefully provide a challenging pace for some an opportunity to take their knowledge to the next level.
Est. Quiz: 9/18-20/19
Est. Test: 9/24-30/19
5th Grade Neighborhood Math Class
Chapter 1: Place Value, Multiplication, and Expressions (12)