We are not doing this in class but perhaps you might want to tackle it at home. It is an end-of-the-year test for 5th grade from Mammoth Math. Enjoy!
2/11-12/14 and 2/18/-19/14
UPDATE: Do-Nows for this week will be assessed over the next few days and shared with you over the weekend. Our math lesson took much of my time this week and I was not able to assess the Do-Nows before the end of the session. I apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you! :)
The next two weeks in the LC we are working on creating and interpreting line plots.
The first week we are working with representations of different lengths of pencils, erasers, and nails. The activity that we are doing in class involves students needing to add and/or multiply fractions after plotting them on a line plot in order to be able to answer certain questions regarding the data plotted.
The second week, we are going to be measuring our own pencils to the nearest half, quarter, and eighth. We will work with a partner to answer questions about the three line plots that we create.
The Common Core State Standard that we are covering is 5.MD.2:
Hello Tuesday 5th Graders!
This week is Math Work Sample week. We will be completing the January Math Work Sample in class on Tuesday.
Welcome to the 2nd Semester! This week at the Learning Center, those students that come on Wednesdays will be completing their Math Work Samples for January. Those students who were supposed to come on Tuesday but could not due to classes being cancelled because of the weather will be completing their Math Work Samples on Tuesday, February 4th, at the Learning Center.
Upon completion of the Math Work Sample, students will be working on reviewing skills and concepts that have been learned thus far to begin reviewing and preparing for ISATs.
This activity has been pushed back one week, due to last week's dangerous weather conditions that forced the cancellation of Learning Center classes on Tuesday, 1/7/14.
The specific Common Core State Standard that we will be focusing on this week is 5.NF.B.7. I have listed all of the standards for the domain of Number Operations - Fractions.
Multiplication of Fractions
Due to last week's weather disruption of our planned learning activities for the week, 5th graders will continue to work on Multiplying Fractions at the Learning Center this week. See below:
The specific Common Core State Standard that we will be focusing on this week is 5.NF.B.4. I have listed all of the standards for the domain of Number Operations - Fractions.
Hello! I've found some resources that I want to share with you that will hopefully help you to understand better how to write the Math Extended Response.
As I'm grading them, I find one thing that is occurring often ... the steps are being listed in the response - that's good. For some, there are general explanations of the steps - that's a start. But what is missing is specific explanations that describe how the math problem was solved. It's not enough to list the steps and make general explanations. We need to take it to the next level and provide specific explanations. Basically, what I'm looking for is the thought process that goes through a student's mind as they are working out the problem.
For example, Mary has 6 cups of sugar. She uses 3 cups to make cookies, and 1 cup to make lemonade. How much sugar does Mary have left?
My response should be something like this:
First, I read the problem to find out what information I had to work with.
Second, I found what the problem was asking me to solve for to help me come up with an equation to solve.
Third, I underlined the important information in the problem to help me stay focused.
Fourth, I set up an equation to solve: 6 - (3 + 1) = n.
Fifth, I solved the problem by adding together the amount of sugar that Mary used (3 cups + 1 cup, = 4 cups). Then I subtracted the total amount of sugar used from the amount of sugar she had before she made cookies and lemonade (6 cups - 4 cups) and I got the answer: 2 cups of sugar left.
Sixth, I checked my work to see if my answer was reasonable and free of errors.
After solving the problem, I now know that Mary has 2 cups of sugar left.
Here are some of the resources:
Take a look at the following "Kid-Friendly" 4-Point Rubric. When you are writing your extended-responses for ISAT, you will be graded very similarly to this rubric. I am probably going to switch to this rubric (or something very similar) for January's and February's Math Extended Responses.
Hello 5th Grade Families!
This week at the Learning Center, our learning objective is to add and subtract fractions by finding equivalent fractions using area models. This objective relates to the Common Core State Standard 5.NF.1 - Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.
This week at the LC we are going to finish up the Extended Response that we started last week. Last week, we did Part 1, this week we are doing Part 2. I will be sending your student's Extended Response home with him or her from the LC this week.
If time allows, we are also going to practice using decimals in real-world applications.
5th grade math
this week's assignments
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