5th Grade Math Lesson Plans

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Math Lesson Plan – 5th Grade Curriculum

Total Activities: 359

Students will use Roman and Greek numerals.
Students will use numeric digits and words to read and write numbers up to the hundred billions.
Students will show numbers in standard and expanded form up to the billions place.
Students will compare and order numbers using place value chart and number lines.
Students will round numbers up to one billion and use concept of rounding to solve real-world problems.
Students will use estimation strategies to solve real-world problems in which they will find the sum and the difference.
Students will estimate and evaluate items for reasonableness and determine the reasonableness of given answers.
Students will add and subtract whole numbers.
Students will multiply whole numbers.
Students will solve multiplication problems that involve two-digit by two-digit multiplication as well as three-digit by two-digit multiplication.
Students will solve real-world problem involving estimation with two-by-two digit multiplication as well as three-digit by two-digit multiplication.
Students will determine the greatest common factor of given numbers.
Determine the least common multiple of given numbers.
Students will use exponents to solve problem.
Students will identify powers of 10 through the 6th power.
Students will explore exponents as repeated multiplication.
Students will divide to solve problems.
Students will use compatible numbers to estimate quotients.
Students will apply the divisibility rules of 2, 3, 5, 9, and 10 to various numbers.
Students will interpret remainders and apply the concepts in order to identify what remainders signify.
Students will use order of operations to solve problems.
Students will define and identify prime and composite numbers up to 50. Students will find the prime factorization of numbers up to 50.
Students will write factors of numbers using prime numbers only and prime factorization.
Students will solve real-life problems.
Students will read and write numbers to the thousandths in written and standard form and show equivalencies between the two.
Students will identify the number and place on the number line to signify given decimals.
Students will use <, > and = to compare decimals through thousandths. Students will order decimals through thousands.
Students will round decimals to an identified place value and to the nearest half or whole number.
Students will add and subtract decimals.
Students will estimate sums and differences with decimals.
Students will multiply decimals by other decimals.
Students will divide decimals with decimals and whole number in both the divisor and dividend.
Students will estimate products and quotients using decimals.
Students will identify percents.
Students will find the percent of a number and solve real-world problems using percents.
Students will identify improper and mixed numbers and demonstrate their ability to find the equivalencies between the two.
Students will determine the least common denominator of fractions with unlike denominators.
Students will simplify fractions by find the lowest common denominator.
Students will find equivalent forms of fractions not including mixed numbers.
Students will compare and order fractions.
Students will round fractions to the nearest half or whole number.
Students will add fractions, not including mixed numbers, with like and unlike denominators.
Students will subtract fractions, not including mixed numbers, with like and unlike denominators.
Students will add mixed numbers with and without regrouping.
Students will subtract mixed numbers with and without regrouping.
Students will multiply fractions, not including mixed numbers, and simplify answers.
Students will divide fractions, not including mixed numbers, by using reciprocals and simplify answers.
Students will estimate products and quotients using fractions.
Students will write fractions as decimals.
Students will demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between decimals and fractions and fractions to decimals and how they are equivalent to percents.
Students will learn fractions as ratios.
Students will find equivalent ratios.
Students will recognize the percent sign and understand percent as per hundred. Students will express equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages and know common equivalencies.
Students will describe life situations using integers and identify integers on a number line.
Students will determine patterns in pictures and tables and describe the function rule.
Students will write and evaluate algebraic expressions.
Students will find the rule in real-world problems and identify function rules from tables.
Students will solve one-step equations with whole numbers, decimals and fractions involving addition.
Students will solve one-step equations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions involving subtraction.
Students will solve one-step equations with whole numbers and decimals involving multiplication.
Students will solve one-step equations with whole numbers and decimals involving division.
Students will apply formulas to solve customary length problems. Students will identify the correct tools to use to solve cusotmary length problems and apply concepts of estimation to arrive at answer.
Students will apply formulas to solve customary weight problems. Students will identify the correct tools to use to solve customary weight problems and apply concepts of estimation to arrive at answer.
Students will apply formulas to solve customary capacity problems. Students will identify the correct tools to use to solve customary capacity problems and apply concepts of estimation to arrive at answer.
Students will apply formulas involving temperatures in Fahrenheit degrees to solve real-life problems.
Students will learn about the metric system and learn how multiplying and dividing by ten affects the placement in the system.
Students will apply formulas to solve metric length problems. Students will identify the correct tools to use to solve metric length problems and apply concepts of estimation to arrive at answers.
Students will apply formulas to solve metric weight problems. Students will identify the correct tools to use to solve metric weight problems and apply concepts of estimation to arrive at answers.
Students will apply formulas to solve metric capacity problems. Students will identify the correct tools to use to solve metric capacity problems and apply concepts of estimation to arrive at answers.
Students will apply formulas involving temperatures in Celsius degrees to solve real-life problems.
Students will solve problems about elapsed time.
Students will solve problems showing elapsed time involving days, weeks, months, years and centuries.
Students will find perimeter of polygons and regular polygons with and without missing values.
Students will find the area of squares and rectangles.
Students will find the area of triangles.
Students will find the volume of cubes and rectangular prisms.
Students will find the volume of a rectangular prism by counting unit cubes.
Students will find the volume of a rectangular prism by multiplying the edge lengths, or by multiplying the area of the base by the height.
Students will find the volume of a rectangular prism by applying the formula V = B × h.
Students will find the volume of a solid figure composed of two rectangular prisms.
Students will use coincident, collinear, parallel and perpendicular to describe relative orientation on a coordinate grid.
Students will identify parallel, perpendicular, intersecting and skew lines.
Students will measure the degrees in right, acute, obtuse and straight angles using a protractor.
Students will identify different kinds of triangles.
Students will sort polygons by attributes. Students will classify quadrilaterals as parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombi, rectangles and squares.
Students will classify quadrilaterals as parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombi, rectangles and squares.
Students will learn about three-dimensional figures.
Students will sort polyhedrons by their attributes.
Students will identify the arc, chord, radius and diameters of circles. Students will calculate the radius or diameter of a circle.
Students will build 3-dimensional shapes from a set of views.
Students will identify and create a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional figure (nets) on a grid or dot paper.
Students will find measurement of angles.
Students will learn about ordered pairs.
Students will classify plane figures as having line symmetry, point symmetry, both or none.
Students will apply multiple transformations to a plane figure, predict the result and identify the image of a plane figure as the result of a multiple transformation including 90 degree and 180 degrees.
Students will use a scale to show relative size on a map or drawing.
Students will explore similarity using congruent angles. Students will explore congruence using congruent segments and congruent angles.
Students will determine and represent all possible outcomes for a particular probability event using charts, lists or tree diagrams.
Students will calculate the probability of an event.
Students will make predictions for future events based on previous occurrences.
Students will interpet and analyze bar graphs.
Students will interpret line graphs (interpolation and extrapolation).
Students will create and interpret circle graphs using common fractions.
Students will interpret, analyze and create histograms.
Students will interpret and analyze Venn Diagrams.
Students will choose the most appropriate graph for a set of data and make inferences from the graphs.
Students will compare and translate data from information, tallies and data to a graph.
Students will collect, organize and describe data using median, mode and range.
Students will find the mean of a given set of numbers.
Students will use knowledge of stem-and-leaf plots to solve to identify mean, median, mode and range.
Students will make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Students will reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Students will construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Students will model with mathematics.
Students will use appropriate tools strategically.
Students will attend to precision.
Students will look for and make use of structure.
Students will express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Students will apply mathematics to real-world problems.
Students will use a problem-solving model.
Students will select appropriate tools.
Students will select appropriate tools.
Students will communicate reasoning.
Students will create and use representations.
Students will analyze relationships.
Students will use precise mathematical language.
Students will use numeric digits and words to read and write numbers up to the hundred billions.
Students will write numbers in expanded form.
Students will round to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred.
Students will communicate reasoning.
Students will identify prime numbers less than 50.
Students will determine the least common multiple of given numbers.
Students will describe and apply the commutative, associative and distributive properties for multiplication. (Different notations of multiplication.)
Students will demonstrate mental computation strategies for multiplication.
Students will estimate products of whole numbers.
Students will multiply using four-digit numbers.
Students will analyze and solve problems using multiplication skills and strategies.
Students will show multiplication and division as opposite operations.
Students will explain the terms dividend, divisor and quotient and what it means for one number to be divisible by another number.
Students will explain rules of division. Students will learn that they cannot divide by 0. Students will learn that any number divided by 1 equals that number.
Students will divide dividends up to four digits by one-digit, two-digit and three-digit divisors.
Students will check division by multiplying and adding remainder.
Students will evaluate expressions with parentheses.
Students will use the signs <, > and = to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
Students will find equivalent fractions and write fractions in simplest form.
Students will identify the reciprocal of a given fraction and know that the product of a given number and its reciprocal = 1.
Students will Add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators, with and without regrouping and express answers in simplest form.
Students will add mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators, with and without regrouping and express answers in simplest form.
Students will multiply mixed numbers and fractions.
Students will round fractions to the nearest whole number.
Students will write fractions as decimals.
Students will read, write and order decimals to the nearest ten-thousandth.
Students will read and write decimals on a number line.
Students will use <, > and = to compare decimals through thousandths. Students will order decimals through thousands.
Students will round decimals to the nearest tenth, hundredth and thousandth.
Students will estimate decimal sums, differences and products by rounding.
Students will estimate sums and differences for whole numbers and decimals.
Students will multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. Students will move the decimal point.
Students will multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. Students will move the decimal point.
Students will determine and express simple ratios.
Students will use the formula S = D/T (or D = S x T) to solve problems about speed as a ratio.
Students will recognize the percent sign and understand percent as per hundred. Students will express equivalences between fractions, decimals, and percentages and know common equivalencies.
Students will find a given percent of a number.
Students will write algebraic expressions from phrases or word problems and substitute given values for variable to find value of expression.
Students will solve one-step algebraic equations using addition or subtraction. (x – 5 = 11)
Students will solve one-step algebraic equations using multiplication or division. (5x = 15)
Students will identify and draw points, segments, rays and lines.
Students will identify and draw horizontal, vertical, perpendicular, parallel and intersecting lines.
Students will use a compass, draw circles with a given diameter or radius.
Students will use a protractor to measure the degrees in right, acute, obtuse and straight angles.
Students will identify and construct with compass and straight edge, equilateral, right and isosceles triangles.
Students will classify triangles as equilateral, right or isosceles and will apply properties of triangles to find missing side length or angle.
Students will classify quadrilaterals as parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombi, rectangles and squares.
Students will know that regular polygons have sides of equal length and angles of equal measure.
Students will use triangles and quadrilaterals to draw conclusions about the sum of the interior angle measurements. Students will identify and draw diagonals of polygons.
Students will identify arc, chord, radius and diameters of circles. Students will calculate the radius or diameter of a circle.
Students will sort polyhedrons by their attributes.
Students will plot points on a coordinate plane using ordered pairs of positive and negative whole numbers.
Students will identify the basic characteristics of the coordinate plane. Students will find the distance between a pair of horizontal or vertical lines on a coordinate grid.
Students will transform a figure on a coordinate grid. (translation)
Students will use fixed and relative directions to find the coordinates of a point.
Students will apply multiple transformations to a plane figure, predict the result and identify the image of a plane figure as the result of a multiple transformation.
Students will use ratio to create a simple scale drawing.
Students will solve problems about elapsed time.
Students will estimate and make linear measurements in yards and in feet and inches (to 1/16 in.).
Students will estimate and make linear measurements in meters, centimeters and millimeters.
Students will estimate and measure weight in pounds and ounces.
Students will estimate and measure weight in grams and kilograms.
Students will estimate and measure liquid capacity in teaspoons, tablespoons, cups, pints, quarts and gallons.
Students will estimate and measure liquid capacity in milliliters and liters.
Students will determine lengths, weights and capacities using proportional reasoning and indirect measurement.
Students will measure temperature using Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.
Students will analyze and solve problems using measurement skills and strategies.
Students will use the formula for the area of a rectangle and solve problems involving finding area in a variety of square units.
Students will use the formula A = (1/2)(bxh) to find the area of triangles.
Students will use the formula A = b x h to find the area of a parallelogram.
Students will use the formula A = b x h to find the area of a parallelogram.
Students will use the formula V = L x W x H to compute the volume of rectangular prisms in cubic units.
Students will analyze and solve problems using measurement skills and strategies.
The student will identify methods to generate reliable data. (Samples, populations, random samples)
Students will collect and organize data in graphic form.
Students will create and interpret scatter plots.
Students will find the average (mean) of a given set of numbers.
Students will solve problems requiring interpretation and application of graphically displayed data.
Students will compare probabilities of separate events.
Students will use ratios to find the probability of events.
Students will identify pertinent and irrelevant information when solving problems.
Students will understand valid and invalid arguments.
Students will solve logic problems.

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