5th grade Math Curriculum
What is the math curriculum?
- With the adoption of the PA Core Standards, a new text book has been adopted: My Math.
- There is more of an emphasis placed on critical thinking and problem solving rather than just drill and practice
- Textbooks are consumable, so students will bring home examples of the day’s lesson in their books. Each lesson is 4 pages long followed by a 2 page homework assignment consisting of about 10-12 problems.
- Math journals will be used on a regular basis for problem solving practice. This work will be done in the classroom rather than homework.
What kind of homework should I expect?
- Students will follow-up the day’s lesson with a nightly homework assignment.
- Homework may be a practice book page, problem solving worksheet, review worksheet, resource sheet, etc.
- Homework is graded for completion rather than accuracy.
- Please check your child’s assignment for understanding; if he/she does not understand, you may help them, but notify me with a note at the top of their assignment
How can I help my child be successful in math?
- Please refer to math textbook should questions arise on the homework assignment; they SHOULD bring them home on a nightly basis
- The math book can be accessed online; each student will be given individual login and password codes once they have been imported in to the system. Please refer to the letter in the folder for further explanation.
- Study math facts in an effort to build fluency. Multiplication facts should be mastered by 5th grade.
What types of assessments will there be?
- Quizzes, both announced and unannounced, will be given throughout the chapter
- Students will complete a graded Chapter Review at the conclusion of each chapter.
- Students will take a Chapter test at the conclusion of each chapter. Questions will be multiple choice as well as open-ended.
- Homework points will be figured into the student grades at the end of the nine weeks grading period.