• 5th Grade Math Syllabus

Welcome to a new school year at Fairgrove Middle School! This will be a fun filled year of learning in which students will deepen their understanding of various mathematical concepts. The following areas in math will be covered: (1) Operations and Algebraic Thinking (2) Number and Operations in Base Ten (3) Number and Operations-Fractions (4) Measurement and Data (5) Geometry.

Course of Study for the Year:

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

• Write and interpret numerical expressions.
• Analyze patterns and relationships.

Number and Operations in Base Ten

• Understand the place value system.
• Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

Number and Operations-Fractions

• Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
• Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

Measurement and Data

• Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
• Represent and interpret data.
• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.

Geometry

• Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
• Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

• Classwork/Projects 30%
• Homework/Quizzes 15%
• Notebook/Bellwork 25%
• Test 30%

Supplies:

• 2 pencils daily
• Loose leaf paper
• 2 3-prong folders
• 1 subject notebook
• Kleenex
• Paper towels

Absent Work/Make-up Work

Students will be allowed to make up missing assignments for full credit if they miss a day of school. Students that simply fail to do the assignment will be given the opportunity to make up the grade with a deduction of 10 points. This will be done weekly on Friday during intervention as needed. Students will have a max of 5 days to make up assignments.

It is my experience that when teachers and parents work together we can achieve amazing results. If you have any questions/concerns throughout the year, please call (910) 628-8290 to schedule a conference of call during my planning period (8:05-9:05) to speak to me directly. You may also email any questions/concerns to me at amy.williamson@robeson.k12.n.us

Thank you,

Amy Williamson