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Fifth Grade Mathematics Resources

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Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity
In this video, examine strategies to identify the properties of quadrilaterals—specifically, parallelograms. Students will compare and contrast squares, rectangles, and rhombuses, which are all parallelograms. In the accompanying classroom activity, students create posters identifying the properties of various quadrilaterals. They explore how these shapes compare and contrast and then analyze the ways that parallelograms distinguish themselves from other quadrilaterals.
Skill: Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.G.3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
Attempt to build a variety of different quadrilaterals using virtual linkage strips. This interactive exercise focuses on the appearance and manipulation of quadrilaterals.
Skill: Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.G.3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity
In this video from Cyberchase, Bianca breaks her friend’s tabletop when she’s practicing dance moves in his living room. She uses measurement and geometry to get a new piece of wood that will fit the table exactly. The accompanying classroom activity helps students advance their understanding of perimeter and area by creating their own tabletop designs.
Skill: Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.G.3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Students learn to classify quadrilaterals, including trapezoids, with a focus on different types of parallelograms. They learn the relationships among rectangles, squares, and rhombuses as different types of parallelograms.
Skill: Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties (polygons, triangles, and quadrilaterals).
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.G.4.
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
To figure out who won the race you have to compare their times. This interactive exercise focuses on using what you know about ordering decimals, number lines and rounding to the tenths place and then asks you to think about what numbers could be rounded to get a certain decimal.
Skill: Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NBT.3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity
Find the value of digits by exploring the number 342.98. This video focuses on using what you know about place value to determine what each digit represents in a number that extends to the hundredths place.
Skill: Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NBT.3a
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
On some nights only certain numbers can get in to the Number Line Party, what's a decimal to do? This interactive exercise combines activities here appear in two other Number-Line Party lessons and focuses on using what you know about number lines and rounding and then asks you to explain your reasoning and think about what numbers could be rounded to get a certain decimal.
Skill: Use place value understanding to round decimals up to the hundredths place.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NBT.4
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity
In this Cyberchase video, Bianca has a new job decorating fresh-baked donuts. Her supervisor asked her to decorate 12 trays of donuts, but Bianca thought he meant 12 donuts. When she discovers her mistake, she uses multiplication strategies and an understanding of repeated addition to discover the true scope of her job. In the accompanying classroom activity, students play a game against the teacher in which students get practice multiplying two-digit numbers.
Skill: Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm (or other strategies demonstrating understanding of multiplication) up to a 3-digit by 2- digit factor.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NBT.5
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
Visualize solutions to multi-digit division problems by modeling them with virtual manipulatives. This interactive exercise focuses on calculating quotients by working with area models and visualizing the distributive property of division.
Skill: Fluently divide up to 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors by using at least one of the following methods: strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations or concrete models. (e.g., rectangular arrays, area models).
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NBT.6
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Students practice three ways of doubling fractions (representations, addition and multiplication)as they double a cupcake recipe. The convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Skill: Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator and equivalent fractions to produce like denominators.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NF.1
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Students explore the connection between division and fractions while dividing up cookies. This video focuses on recognizing patterns when modeling dividing up cookies to share with people.
Skill: Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Example: 3/5 can be interpreted as “3 divided by 5" and as "3 shared by 5."
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NF.3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Lesson
Solve problems using addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions in this interactive from WNET. In the accompanying classroom activity, students work with a partner and watch a series of Cyberchase videos; answer associated discussion questions; and complete an activity that uses fraction knowledge, proportion, addition, and multiplication.
Skill: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NF.4
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity
Explore division by modeling problems and grouping with manipulatives. This video focuses on dividing whole numbers by unit fractions and modeling the problems with unit blocks. This video was submitted through the Innovation Math Challenge, a contest open to professional and nonprofessional producers.
Skill: Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions, by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.NF.7
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Activity
In this Cyberchase video, Bianca and her friend go camping and soon realize that Bianca has left the food at home. They find a vending machine in the woods, but it doesn't dispense the food that corresponds with the numbers Bianca presses. After several attempts to get her favorite candy bar, Bianca discovers a pattern, or rule. Each time she enters a number, she gets a snack labeled with the number she pressed plus two (n + 2). In the accompanying classroom activity, students play a dice game in pairs in which one student applies a rule in secret that the other student must guess. Points are awarded for correct guesses, and students are penalized for incorrect guesses.
Skill: Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.OA.2
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video with Practice
Lay the foundation for algebraic thinking by learning to recognize the relationships between patterns and then graphing out those relationships.
Skill: Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.OA.2
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Activity with Handouts to Guide Student Thinking
Make predictions then explore the patterns found in everyday objects like stairs. This interactive exercise focuses on developing an equation to represent a mathematical rule and working with virtual manipulatives to visualize a concept, taking math out of the classroom and into the real world.
Skill: Generate two numerical patterns using a given rule. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms by completing a function table or input/output table. Using the terms created, form and graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.OA.3
 
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive Activity with Handouts to Guide Student Thinking
Try to find the numerical pattern to describe what happens when Dan runs stairs. This interactive lesson focuses on using what you know about pattern recognition and using data to write expressions in order for you to figure out the equation to model the situation given.
Skill: Generate two numerical patterns using a given rule. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms by completing a function table or input/output table. Using the terms created, form and graph ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.
Georgia Standard: MGSE5.OA.3