Hands-on math!

5th GRADE CURRICULUM

  • The Math Pak - Fraction/decimal preparatory drills
  • Diagnostic Quiz - A predictor of student success in this program
  • Lesson 1 - Diagnostic quiz, Decimal addition/subtraction
  • Lesson 2 - Decimal multiplication
  • Lesson 3 - Rectangle and square areas
  • Lesson 4 - Perimeter, composite rectangular shapes
  • Lesson 5 - More composite shapes, area subtraction
  • Free Week #1 - Number sense and Geometry quizzes
  • Lesson 6 - Triangle, composite shapes with triangles
  • Lesson 7 - Fraction multiplication, mixed numbers
  • Lesson 8 - Angle measurement, types of angles and triangles
  • 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: multiplication,division
  • Free Week #2 - Number sense and Geometry quizzes
  • Lesson 13 - Algebra: order of operations, solving equations
  • Lesson 14 - Algebra: Word problem solving, translating word phrases
  • 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 probabilities
  • Lesson 19 - The circle
  • Lesson 20 - Review
  • Lesson 21 - Elementary exponents: squares,cubes, square roots
  • Lesson 22 - Permutations
  • Lesson 23 - Adding and subtracting like factors
  • Free Week #4 - A selection of Long Problems
  • Lesson 24 - Review of Lessons 1 - 14
  • Lesson 25 - Review of Lessons 15 - 23

  • 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!