## MID-YEAR MATH FUN

In fifth
grade, students develop a rich mathematical vocabulary and learn how to communicate
their thinking and reasoning about mathematics in pictures, numbers, and words.
Instructional activities include teacher-led lessons, note taking, independent
work, games, and partner/small group activities. In the classroom, we support
your child’s mathematical learning with mathematical discussions about
different strategies, and we use manipulatives, visual aids, and posters rich
in math vocabulary. A.P.S. is employing a new edition of TERC Mathematics
for the fifth grade math curriculum. The
units include:

· Write and interpret numerical expression

· Analyze patterns and relationships

· Understand place value system

· Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

· Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions

· Apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and

divide fractions.

· Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system

· Represent and interpret data

· Geometric measurement- understand concepts of volume and related volume to

multiplication and addition

· Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real world and mathematical problems

· Classify 2-D and 3-D figures into categories based on properties

There is nightly homework that allows students to practice skills. In addition, computational math skills will be taught through a variety of worksheets and activities. It is imperative that students master the multiplication facts through the tens. They also need to practice these skills often to be able to fully participate in the 5th grade curriculum. Students’ math skills will be assessed through regular tests, quizzes, and projects.

**:**__Operation and Algebraic Thinking__· Write and interpret numerical expression

· Analyze patterns and relationships

__Number Operations in Base Ten:__· Understand place value system

· Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

**:**__Number Operations in Fractions__· Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions

· Apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication and division to multiply and

divide fractions.

__Measurement and Data__:· Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system

· Represent and interpret data

· Geometric measurement- understand concepts of volume and related volume to

multiplication and addition

**:**__Geometry__· Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real world and mathematical problems

· Classify 2-D and 3-D figures into categories based on properties

There is nightly homework that allows students to practice skills. In addition, computational math skills will be taught through a variety of worksheets and activities. It is imperative that students master the multiplication facts through the tens. They also need to practice these skills often to be able to fully participate in the 5th grade curriculum. Students’ math skills will be assessed through regular tests, quizzes, and projects.