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36 Weeks

### Overview

The Elementary math courses inspire students to become critical thinkers
and problem solvers. The learners use math as a tool to make sense of and understand the world around them. The courses include media that uses sight and sound to engage students. For example, rhymes, chants, songs, and videos help teach and practice foundational math skills. The focuses of the 4-5 math courses are multiplication and division within 100, fractions, decimals, shapes, area, and volume. Students explore content prior to being explicitly taught and hands-on activities help strengthen the learners’ algebraic and critical thinking skills. Digital and concrete manipulatives help support mathematical proficiency in all grades. The learners are provided with many practice opportunities that involve both on-screen and off-screen activities.

Please view the Elementary Parents’ Survival Guide: The First Four Weeks of Online Learning for guidance on helping your student in the transition to online learning.

### Course Requirements

To achieve success, students are expected to submit work in each course weekly. Students can learn at their own pace; however, “any pace” still means that students must make progress in the course every week. To measure learning, students complete self-checks, practice lessons, multiple choice questions, projects, discussion-based assessments, and discussions. Students and families are expected to maintain regular contact with teachers because, when teachers, students, and parents work together, students are successful.

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### Major Topics and Concepts

In Math Grade 5, students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions. The course also provides the opportunity for students to develop an understanding of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. Volume concepts is another focus of the course. Other engaging activities include learning about data, graphing, and classifying shapes.

Segment One

• Place value
• Subtracting decimals to hundredths
• Multiplying multi-digit whole numbers
• Multiplying decimals
• Dividing whole numbers
• Dividing decimals
• Subtracting fractions
• Multiplying fractions

Segment Two

• Dividing fractions
• Volume
• Converting measurements
• Representing and interpreting data
• Numerical expressions
• Graphing on a coordinate plane
• Numerical patterns
• Classifying 2-D shapes

Module One: Understand Place Value
Module Two: Add and Subtract Decimals to Hundredths
Module Three: Fluently Multiply Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
Module Four: Use Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimal Numbers
Module Five: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers
Module Six: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Decimal Numbers
Module Seven: Use Equivalent Fractions to Add and Subtract Fractions
Module Eight: Apply Understanding of Multiplication to Multiply Fractions
Module Nine: Apply Understanding of Division to Divide Fractions
Module Ten: Understanding Volume Concepts
Module Eleven: Convert Measurements
Module Twelve: Represent and Interpret Data
Module Thirteen: Write and Interpret Expressions
Module Fourteen: Graph Points on a Coordinate Plane
Module Fifteen: Algebra: Analyze Patterns and Relationships
Module Sixteen: Classify Two-Dimensional Figures

### Competencies

• Place Value: Whole Numbers & Decimals
Students will demonstrate an understanding of place value for whole numbers and decimals by rounding to a designated place value, comparing decimal numbers, and describing whole numbers, decimals, and powers of ten using appropriate mathematics terms.
• Addition and Subtraction of Decimals and Hundredths
Students will demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction of decimals to the hundredths by using and explaining strategies to add, subtract, round and estimate decimal up to the hundredths place value.
• Multiplying Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiplying multi-digit whole numbers by two-digit whole numbers by completing and explaining multiplication of multi-digit whole numbers by two multi-digit whole numbers, estimating these products, and solving word problems using these types of numbers.
• Multiplying Decimal Numbers
Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiplying decimal numbers by explaining strategies to read and write decimal numbers to the thousandths place, multiply two decimal numbers, place decimal points when multiplying or dividing by a power of 10, and compare two decimal numbers.
• Dividing Whole Numbers: Two-Digit Divisors
Students will demonstrate an understanding of dividing whole numbers by two-digit divisors by completing and explaining division of multi-digit whole numbers by one and two-digit divisors.
• Dividing Decimal Numbers
Students will demonstrate an understanding of dividing decimal numbers by using and explaining strategies to divide decimals by one and two-digit whole numbers, whole numbers by powers of 10, and decimal numbers by decimal numbers.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of adding and subtracting fractions by completing and explaining addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers.
• Multiplication of Fractions
Students will demonstrate an understanding of multiplying fractions by completing and explaining the multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, and comparing size of products involving fractions.
• Division of Fractions
Students will demonstrate an understanding of division of fractions by using and explaining strategies to divide whole numbers by fractions and fractions by whole numbers.
• Volume
Students will demonstrate an understanding of volume by using and describing formulas to measure the volume of various rectangular shaped objects.
• Measurements and Conversions
Students will demonstrate an understanding of measurements and conversions by completing and describing non-metric and metric conversions involving length, mass and volume, time conversions, and solving word problems involving various units of measurement.
• Representing and Interpreting Data
Students will demonstrate an understanding of representing and interpreting data by graphing, explaining, and interpreting data sets using line plots.
• Writing, Evaluating and Interpreting Expressions
Students will demonstrate an understanding of writing, evaluating and interpreting expressions by using and describing the order of operations rules to write, evaluate, and interpret expressions.
• Graphing Points on a Coordinate Plane
Students will demonstrate an understanding of graphing points on a coordinate plane by explaining the coordinate plane, interpreting graphs of ordered pairs, and graphing ordered pairs in the first quadrant.
• Algebra: Patterns and Relationships
Students will demonstrate an understanding of patterns and relationships by creating, using, and explaining numerical patterns and representing and interpreting patterns using graphs of ordered pairs.
• Classifying Two-Dimensional Figures
Students will demonstrate an understanding of three and four-sided two-dimensional figures by classifying and distinguishing between various three and four-sided figures.

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