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     We use Everyday Mathematics in our classroom.  By clicking on the link below you can see what topics we cover throughout the school year. The second link is great for your child.  There you will find games, extra practice, and additional help on topics covered within the classroom.

 Unit 1: Routines, Review, and Assessment

Essential skills for this unit:

  • Write time in digital notation
  • Apply place value concepts to multi-digit numbers
  • Describe patterns on number grids 
  • Measure line segments to the nearest inch and centimeter
  • Organize data into a tally chart
  • Use basic probability terms
  • Practice estimation skills with monetary amounts
  • Identify and write numbers in decimal notation
  • Calculate elapsed time

 Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

Essential skills for this unit:
  • Use fact triangles and fact families to master basic addition & subtraction facts
  • Use basic facts to solve extended fact problems, including multiples of 10
  • Use diagrams, write number sentences, and explain strategies for solving multi-digit number stories
  • Solve multi-digit addition and subtraction problems using base 10 blocks and using a variety of algorithms, including partial-sums, counting up, and trade-first subtraction
  • Make ballpark estimates to check for reasonable answers

 Unit 3: Linear Measure and Area

Essential skills for this unit:
  • Estimate lengths and use mental math for objects longer than a ruler
  • Measure objects using nonstandard units and personal references 
  • Measure objects using standard units including:
    • nearest inch, 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch
    • nearest centimeter, 1/2 centimeter, and millimeters
  • Use ruler to measure the sides of shapes and add sides to find the perimeter
  • Use a variety of strategies to find the area of a rectangle: count square units, draw arrays, use multiplication facts
  • Explore circumference and diameter of circular objects

 Unit 4: Multiplication and Division

Essential skills for this unit:
  • Continue to practice basic multiplication facts through 10 x 10
  • Use multiple strategies to solve multiplication and division number stories such as arrays, diagrams, equal-sharing
  • Write number sentences to model number stories
  • Identify quotient, dividend, divisor, and remainder 
  • Understand the relationship between multiplication and division
  • Identify patterns in skip counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and in facts table to produce multiplication and division fact families
  • Apply the "turn-around" rule, multiplying by 1 and 0 rules to mastering basic  facts
  • Solve map-scale problems using estimates and multiplication strategies

 Unit 5: Place Value in Whole Numbers and Decimals

Essential skills for this unit:
  • Read and write multi-digit whole numbers up to 7 digits
  • Compare and order whole numbers
  • Identify place value of digits (i.e. ones, tens, hundreds)
  • Round whole numbers to easier numbers
  • Use base 10-blocks and grids to model tenths and hundredths; apply to money amounts in dollars and cents notation and fraction equivalencies
  • Read and write decimal numbers to hundredths 
  • Compare and order decimals on 10 by 10 grids
  • Use place-value book routines to build learning of decimal concepts

 Unit 6: Geometry

Essential skills for this unit:
  • Describe and draw line segments, lines, points, and rays
  • Describe and draw parallel and intersecting lines, line segments, and rays
  • Identify right angles, vertex, and sides of an angle in objects
  • Model triangles, quadrangles, polygons using straws and twist-ties to identify characteristics of line segments and angles
  • Identify fractional pieces of shapes including measurement of right angles and degrees of a circle
  • Identify and draw lines of symmetry in 2-dimensional shapes
  • Identify, compare and contrast characteristics of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes (faces, edges, vertices)

 Unit 7: Multiplication and Division

Essential skills for this unit:
  • Identify factors, products, square products, and patterns in multiplication/division facts table
  • Understand and utilize the "turn-around" rule in multiplication
  • Understand the relationship between division and multiplication to solve basic facts
  • Solve "What's My Rule?" multiplication and division problems
  • Use multiplication facts to write number sentences, including the use of parentheses to solve number stories
  • Identify multiples of 10
  • Use equal-sharing strategy and multiplication strategies to solve problems/number stories
  • Apply the appropriate strategy (estimate or actual cost) to the situation in determining the cost of an item

 Unit 8: Fractions

Essential skills for this unit:
  • Use strategies including the use of manipulatives to solve fraction number stories, compare fractions to 1/2, solve fractional parts of a collectionproblems
  • Identify equivalent fractions for halves and fourths of a shape
  • Use manipulatives and drawings to represent equivalent fractions
  • Identify and compare fractions on a number line and using an area model
  • Read, write, and represent fractions greater than 1 using manipulatives and shading of fractional parts of shapes
  • Model and name mixed numbers and fractions
  • Identify patterns between numerators and denominators of fractions

 Unit 9: Multiply and Divide with Multiplies of 10, 100, 1,000

Essential skills for this unit:

  • Find multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000
  • Use strategies such as partial products to solve 1 digit by multi-digit multiplication problems 
  • Apply place-value concepts and use addition and multiplication facts to solve partial products
  • Use base-10 blocks and arrays to solve multiplication problems such as 2 digit by 2 digit multiples of 10
  • Explore fraction multiplication using paper folding
  • Using manipulatives, model money exchanges and solve money division number stories
  • Interpret calculator displays for remainders in division number stories
  • Compare, order, and solve number stories using positive and negative numbers

 Unit 10: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers

 Unit 11: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers



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Last Updated: 10/17/15
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