Just in time for back-to-school: New distance learning resources are available on Wide Open School.
Matific’s 5th Grade module includes 47 games and interactive practice sheets covering fractions, geometry, measurement and data, algebra, and base 10. You can sort the activities by topic or Common Core standard, or even match them with your curriculum (if you use enVision Math or Everyday Math texts). You'll have the flexibility to let your students explore the site, or give them a set assignment path. Because students get little in the way of concrete explanations or instruction, some could get frustrated, though the site's aim is to encourage kids' independent thinking. Through inquiry, kids should be able to use the activities to construct their own understanding around some of the topics.
Useful, well-designed teachers' guides are provided for some activities, though only a few are available for fifth grade. Use Matific to reinforce classroom work, giving students an engaging way to hone their skills. The program can also make homework much more fun, if students have access. Each activity takes about 15 minutes, making them perfect for quick assignments. Use Matific, along with your own instruction, to energize your classroom routines and increase students’ conceptual understanding.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two- dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).
Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
Number And Operations In Base Ten
Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000).
Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
Number And Operations—Fractions
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.