In math, students will be using both the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Go Math textbook and practice book. The textbook will remain in class, but students have access to the book online on www.thinkcentral.com. Students will be assigned daily math homework in their Go Math Practice Book. The math curriculum will feature hands-on activities, online resources, and complete coverage of Florida Math standards. The big ideas that will be learned in fifth grade include the following:
Chapter 1: Understanding Division
Chapter 2: Divide by 1-Digit Divisors
Chapter 3: Divide by 2-Digit Divisors
Chapter 4: Algebra: Operations and Equations
Chapter 5: Graphs and Data
Chapter 6: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators
Chapter 7: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Chapter 8: Add and Subtract Decimals
Chapter 9: Algebra: Measurement
Chapter 10: Two- and Three-Dimensional Figures
Chapter 11: Algebra: Area and Volume
Each day we will begin with a math “Problem of the Day”, an essential question, benchmark, and objective. Homework will be checked, in class, on a daily basis. Homework will be based on the lesson taught that day. Students will receive grades for journal, classwork, quizzes, projects, and assessments.
The fifth grade Math FCAT will be on the computer. In order to prepare students, most math assessments will be done online on Think Central. Students will be taken to the computer lab to take their tests. Students will be able to review their tests and scores through Think Central. A think central username and password will be provided to them. Other websites such as www.studyjams.com and www.fcatexplorer.com are also used for math.
For Social Studies, students are required to pay a one-time fee of $7.00 for our US Studies Weekly articles. These articles are fun and are aligned with both the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Common Core Standards. Students will be learning Geography, The US States and Capitals, The 13 original Colonies, and the American Revolution. Students will be graded on classwork, projects, and assessments.