• The accelerated math course for 5th graders follows a curriculum that is a fusion of 5th, 6th, and beginning 7th grade material.
    The class follows 6th grade CCSS primarily, with reinforcement of 5th grade CCSS as necessary. 
     
     
    Major Topics for the Course
     
     

    Factors and Multiples 

    • Factors & Multiples
    • Greatest Common Factor
    • Least Common Multiple
    • Prime & Composite
    • Order of Operations
    • Exponents
     
    Ratios, Rational Numbers, and Equivalence 
    • Unit Rates
    • Ratio Tables
     
    Operations with fractions 
    • Multiplying & Dividing Fractions
    • Visual Models 
     
    Geometry & Measurement 
    • Quadrilateral Properties
    • Area & Perimeter of Irregular Figures
    • Area of Triangles & Quadrilaterals
    • Surface Area & Volume of Prisms
    • Two-Dimensional Measurement
     
    Decimal Operations 
    • Base Ten Number System
    • Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, & Dividing Decimals
    • Working with Powers of Ten
    • Computing with Decimals and Percents
     
    Equations and Inequalities 
    • Focus on Algebra
    • One and two step equations
    • Graphing inequalities on number lines
     
    Data Analysis 
    • Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Variability
    • Line Plots, Box & Whisker Plots, Histograms
    • Statistical/Categorical Data
    • Analyzing validity
     
    Understanding Integers
    • Value in word problems
    • Absolute Value
    • Meaning of zero
     
     
     
    Our unit learning goals, as correlated to the Common Core State Standards, require students to understand operations by using number sense, models, and problem solving skills.  They must understand where "tricks" and "short-cuts" come from and how they are derived, and that is exactly what our class lessons will lead to.  
     
     
     
    Note - 5th grade students will take the 5th grade state test.
     
    For those of you who are interested in supplemental materials, our very own elementary school libraries have a collection of math books available for the students to check out. I have looked through some of the collections and found problem solving books, stories relating math to real life situations and careers, and many helpful mini "textbooks" that break down specific topics for the students at their level. All of these books can be looked up in the library database. Hope to see you reading them soon!