Math 5 will be aligned with the 5th Grade Common Core Standards, while Math 5+ will follow the Common Core Standards for Grade 6. Ms. Alexander will teach Math 5+ and Math 5, while Mrs. Simonte will teacher Math 5 and Math 4+.

The following websites contain a plethora of useful math games:

Before adding, subtracting, or comparing fractions, you MUST find a common denominator

First, list the multiples of each denominator to find the lowest multiple that each denominator has in commonNext, change the denominators in the problem into the least common denominator. This is accomplished by multiplying the numerator and denominator of each fraction by a number that will yield that LCD on the bottom.

This number is the least common denominator (LCD)!

Finally, rewrite the problem with your new (equivalent) fractions. You can now add, subtract, or compare your fractions!

Example: 1/4 + 2/3

Multiples of 4: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20...

Multiples of 3: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18For 1/4, the numerator and denominator need to be multiplied by 3 in order to yield a 12 on the bottom. So 1/4 = 3/12

12 is the LCD

For 2/3 the numerator and denominator need to be multiplied by 4 in order to produce a 12 on the bottom. So 2/3 = 8/12

Our Unit 3 Test will cover the following concepts:

predicting the results of multiplying a fraction by a fraction, a fraction by a mixed number (or improper fraction), and a mixed number by a mixed number

multiplying fractions less than one

multiplying fractions by mixed numbers

multiplying mixed numbers by mixed numbers

converting from improper fractions to mixed numbers

converting from mixed numbers to improper fractions

understanding that dividing by a number is the same as multiplying by its reciprocal (ex. 9 รท 1/3 = 9 x 3)

interpreting story problems to determine whether multiplying by a fraction or dividing by a fraction is necessary

Helpful things to remember:

All answers must be in simplest form. This means that improper fractions must be converted to mixed numbers, and that any fractional piece must be fully reduced. (See the video links and study guide below for help!)

In story problems, certain words signal the operation to be used. The words "product" and "of" indicate multiplication. Whenever something is being split (divided) into pieces or groups, division is necessary.

THINK about answers after completing a problem. If the problem states you are splitting up half of a pizza equally between 6 friends, would it make sense for each friend to receive MORE than half of a pizza? (No!). The correct answer of 1/12 makes sense though.

Our Unit 4 Test will cover the following concepts:

Multiplying whole numbers

Multiplying decimal numbers

Multiplying by powers of ten

Solving multiplication word problems with whole numbers and decimal numbers

Understanding place value shifts when multiplying by decimals less than one and by powers of ten

Pages 143-144 in the Student Math Journal are a good indicator of what to expect on the test! Quick Quiz 2 (which was passed back on Friday, February 7th, is also a great tool).

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## Math 5 will be aligned with the 5th Grade Common Core Standards, while Math 5+ will follow the Common Core Standards for Grade 6. Ms. Alexander will teach Math 5+ and Math 5, while Mrs. Simonte will teacher Math 5 and Math 4+.

## The following websites contain a plethora of useful math games:

http://coolmath.com

http://www.mathplayground.com

http://www.multiplication.com/games

http://www.mathfactcafe.com

Unit 1: FractionsMs. Alexander's Math Website: Adding and Subtracting FractionsImportant Things to Remember for this Unit:

Equivalent FractionsFinding the Lowest Common DenominatorFractions Greater than One (Mixed Numbers & Improper Fractions)Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed NumbersConverting Mixed Numbers to Improper FractionsAdding Mixed Numbers with Like DenominatorsSubtracting Mixed Numbers with Like DenominatorsAdding Fractions with Unlike DenominatorsSubtracting Fractions with Unlike DenominatorsAdding Mixed Numbers with Unlike DenominatorsSubtracting Mixed Numbers with Unlike DenominatorsMs. Alexander's Math WebsiteUnit 2: DecimalsRounding Decimals to the Nearest TenthUnit 3: Multiplying and Dividing FractionsTHINKabout answers after completing a problem. If the problem states you are splitting up half of a pizza equally between 6 friends, would it make sense for each friend to receive MORE than half of a pizza? (No!). The correct answer of 1/12 makes sense though.Unit 4: Multiplying DecimalsVideo: How to Multiply With Decimals

Video: Powers of Ten

Notes: Multiplying with Decimals

Decimals Jeopardy

Unit 8: Measurement & Geometry## King Gallon Video

## Bill Nye: Measurement

## Perimeter & Area Video