5th Grade Math(7 Units, 71 Lessons)
Big Idea: Play this vocabulary game, Vo-Back-ulary, to make help students form connections to new words and then understand the connections between them.
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Big Idea: This lesson is part of laying the foundation for algebraic thinking, including an understanding that cracking the code can be fun! Students view an algebraic expression as a challenging code to make sense of.
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Big Idea: Practice makes perfect. Today students spend more time simplifying expressions. The PEMDAS PIZZA model helps them stay organized.
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Big Idea: When students know to simplify expressions before stressing, they will find complex expressions can be simple when taken one piece at a time.
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Big Idea: Students will use EVERYTHING they have already learned to simplify some tricky expressions (exponents, decimals, and order of operations are all combined).
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Big Idea: Students gain understanding that finding the rule is key to exploring a pattern, as they seek the 100th number (and beyond) in a pattern.
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Big Idea: Students grapple with the challenges of carefully reading questions to answer what is actually asked. Interpreting the directions can be the most challenging part of a problem.
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Big Idea: Providing choice helps keeps students motivated. Students move freely between activities as they practice what they have learned.
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Big Idea: Students use this opportunity to write about math showcase what they have learned this year. They explain their thinking and listen to classmates reasoning as they make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
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