5th GRADE CURRICULUM
Multiplication Table <=== Incoming students should have this memorized!
The Math Pak - Fraction/decimal
Diagnostic Quiz - A predictor of student
success in this program
Lesson 1 - Diagnostic quiz, Decimal
Lesson 2 - Decimal multiplication
Lesson 3 - Rectangle and square areas
Lesson 4 - Perimeter, composite rectangular
Lesson 5 - More composite shapes, area
Free Week #1 - Number sense and Geometry
Lesson 6 - Triangle, composite shapes with
Lesson 7 - Fraction multiplication, mixed numbers
Lesson 8 - Angle measurement, types of angles
Lesson 9 - Intersecting lines, triangle angle
measure   Note: This is the first lesson that includes a second weekly meeting of practice competitions
Lesson 10 - Introduction to negative numbers and the number line
Lesson 11 - Beginning algebra:
variables, operators and expressions
Lesson 12 - Negative numbers:
Free Week #2 - Number sense and Geometry
Lesson 13 - Algebra: order of operations,
Lesson 14 - Algebra: word problem solving,
Lesson 15 - Solving a word problem:
the peanut problem
Lesson 16 - Introduction to statistics
Lesson 17 - Introduction to probability
Free Week #3 - A selection of Long Problems
Lesson 18 - Percents, multiple
Lesson 19 - The circle
Lesson 20 - Review
Lesson 21 - Elementary exponents:
squares,cubes, square roots
Lesson 22 - Permutations
Choose one of these lessons:
Free Week #4 - A selection of Long Problems
Choose from these lessons for the remainder of your first year program .
If you are taking teams to the Math Olympiad, lesson 29 is strongly suggested.
Please note: The Math Pak should be handed out to prospective students at least a month prior to the start of classes. They should be expected to complete (or give a good try to) it before first class. Typically, you, the coach, would make a presentation in your school's 4th grade classes at the end of the school year, telling kids about the program and recruiting them for the coming fall program. Students who raise their hands are given a Math Pak and asked to complete it before Math Team starts in September. Parents are encouraged to help their child with these drills. Any students who do not complete this set of drills (or at least give it a try) will be ill prepared for this course and will require remedial help to stay in the program.
Some schools make the Math Pak completion a prerequisite for Math Team participation!