Fifth Grade Math

Students apply computational skills with units on the perimeter, area, surface area and volume, percentages, ratios and rates, angles, and data analysis. Visual models and hands-on activities are used to solidify the understanding of concepts and number relationships. 
Units include:
  • Big Numbers and Place Value: Select large numbers representing significant data in the world around them and create infographics to present to their classmates.
  • Factors and Multiples: Use sets of clues to solve number puzzles and write number puzzles for classmates to solve.
  • Solve multi-step problems: Visually represent multi-step word problems and learn strategies for multiplying multi-digit whole numbers.
  • Multiplication and Division: Learn mental math strategies to multiply and divide expressions that end in powers of 10, such as 400 x 900 and 54,000 ÷ 600. Write story problems to represent multiplication and division problems.
  • Fractions: Write fractions in simplest form and create a Simple Message project where letters corresponding to fractions in simplest form revealed the answer to a riddle.
  • Perimeter, Area, Surface Area, and Volume:  Design prototypes of the box for a new brand of cereal to demonstrate understanding.
  • Decimals: Calculate restaurant orders and completed shopping carts for groceries. Chose four stocks to follow on the stock market for 12 business days and used the data to calculate gains, losses and averages.
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