October: What is Grade 5 studying?
Essential Question: What kinds of circumstances push people to create new inventions?
Unit Summary: in this module, students will listen to, read, and view a variety of texts and media that present them with information about inventors. A genre focus on informational text provides students with opportunities to identify author’s purpose, central ideas, and text structure in order to better understand unfamiliar texts. Students will
also encounter narrative nonfiction, realistic fiction, and science fiction/fantasy to build knowledge across genres.
- Identify author’s purpose
- Recognize text structure within a text
- Synthesize important details from multiple sources
Writing: In this module students will understand an expository essay or informational text. Students will be able to identify the components of an expository essay.
Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions
- explore multiplicative patterns on the place value chart
- name and compare decimals
- round a given decimal to any place value
- add and subtract decimals
- multiply and divide decimals
Module 2: Multi-Digit Whole Numbers and Decimal Fraction Operations
- multiply multi-digit whole numbers and multiples of 10 using place value patterns
- write and interpret numerical expressions
- connect area models and the distributive property
- multiply decimal fractions
- use divide by 1 0 patterns for multi-digit division
- divide decimal dividends by two-digit divisors
Common Core Learning Standards:
5.NBT.A.1- Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
5.NBT.A.2 - Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
5.NBT.A.3 - Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
5.NBT.A.4 - Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
5.NBT.B.6 - Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
5.NBT.B.7 - Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
5.MD.A.1 - Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.
5.OA.A.1 - Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
5.OA.A.2 - Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation "add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2" as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.
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Fifth Grade Homework, What to expect?
Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.
Tips: "Use these examples to help you check your writing."
* The first letter of each sentence should begin with a capital letter.
Ruth bought new blue sneakers. The sign blew away in the storm. Did she try out for soccer last year?
* The pronoun / is always spelled with a capital letter.
Ahmed and I ate lunch together.
Sheila and I went swimming.
I feed my goldfish every morning.
* If the subject of a sentence is a singular noun, the verb should also be singular.
Jeremy bakes oatmeal cookies. Tonya paints with watercolors. The chair rocks back and forth.
* If the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural.
Vidya and Joanna study science. Women play the drums in our band. The planets rotate around the sun.
* Every sentence ends with punctuation in the form of a period, question mark, or exclamation point.
My friend is a good baseball player. Where did Jamie find her keys? Don't run across the street!
* Commas separate words in a series.
We like to swim, hike, and play basketball. The farmer raises goats, sheep, and chickens. Customers can choose water, milk, orange juice, or apple juice.