Hat Size and Fractional Line Plots
Fifth graders dive into creating and reading fractional line plots. To build more background knowledge, we measured our hat sizes, converted our measurements to Lid's Hat Sizes and learned to read the Data we collected.
THE DREAM BUBBLE
Our Elementary Students were asked: " What kind of World do you want to live in? We have come a long way since the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. But there is still a long way to go. Students thought of ways we could make our world a better place, and created images of their own dreams for the world. Through this art installation, look closely at the stained glass windows; peer out on the dream of our youngest TRCS students.
Songs in video written by 5th grade students during Social Studies Class.
Fifth Grade Writing...
THREE PEARS- THREE ACT TASK (Graham Fletcher)
As fourth graders students work a lot with equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, and adding/ subtracting fractions with like denominators. As a formative assessment for the Addition and Subtraction Module in fifth grade, we followed 3-Act Task protocol to solve "How much do the three pears weigh?"
Fifth graders explore expressions through drawings, words, and numbers. Later finding the values of various expressions. As an enrichment, students worked Jo Boaler's 1492 Problem. Students must only use the digits 1-4-9-2 as well as different mathematical operations, and their knowledge of the Order of Operations to find the values of the numbers 1-100. Operation Target was a fun game during this unit, too!
MAPPING A WAY TO DECIMAL UNDERSTANDING
Using Cusinaire Rods and metric measurement students worked collaboratively to make sense of meters, decimeters, and centimeters. They made metric measuring tapes and measured items in the classroom noticing patterns between meter, decimeter, and centimeter measurements.
THE UNIT YOU
From Mindset Mathematics- Fifth graders explored the relationship between powers of 10 from 1/1000 to 1,000 by creating visual references beginning with student's height as a unit. Students presented their findings using objects and drawings. They continued with representing powers of 10 using small everyday objects and comparing the space take up by 10, 100, 1000 as well as 1/10, 1/100, 1/1000. See more here.
The first fifth grade project of the 2018-2019 school year were Career Interviews. The students had the task of finding a family member or friend that has a job and was willing to be interviewed. The goal was to find out how they use math to do their job. They needed to investigate the kind of math concepts that they use daily. Interviews can be in the form of a magazine article, podcast, or video. We aligned these math concepts with the fifth grade curriculum we will be unpacking this year.