The third 9 weeks of school are almost all about FRACTIONS (and maybe a little bit of Geometry). Fractions are often a challenge for students, but I’m here to help you out. If you’re looking for streamlined resources to make lesson planning easier, I’m sharing my top 9 Fifth Grade Math Resources for the third 9 weeks of the school year.
If you haven’t already grabbed a copy of my FREE 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map (it’s even editable!), make sure that you do. It will provide a very clear overview of the 5th grade math curriculum laid out by quarter and by week.
Top 9 Fifth Grade Math Resources for the Third 9 Weeks
- This digital FREEBIE will help your students to visualize how to create equivalent fractions using a visual model. This is great for students to use on an iPad, personal computer, or laptop.
- This resource includes a section to review adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators using both visual models as well as the standard algorithm from 4th grade. Then, they will move onto the 5th grade skill and learn how to create visual models and use the standard algorithm to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.
- Extend student understanding of adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators by providing them with mixed numbers, or mixed fractions. You can also check out a free downloadable template I created to help students line up their equations and show their steps.
- Did you know that a fraction is just a division problem? Help students to clearly rewrite fractions as a division problem, division problems as fractions, and interpret word problems so that they can write and solve expressions using both of these skills.
- This standard may be new to your students. This is a conceptual skill in which students will determine whether the product of one number will be greater than, less than, or equal to one of its factors based on the value of the second factor. This skill is great because it involves more understanding of value as opposed to being able to solve problems using an algorithm.
- Your students will be given two strategies to help them multiply fractions: visual models and the standard algorithm. The visual models are a great way to help students see a connection and help them understand why the product is less than the value of each factor.
- Also included – notes, practice, and exit tickets on multiplying mixed numbers using area models as well as the standard algorithm.
- Two strategies are included to help your students divide fractions: visual models and the standard algorithm. Dividing fractions can be a challenge conceptually, so having visual models can assist students in making this connection.
- Help your students create a line plot to represent a group of fractions from real-world problems. This pack will provide students with clear notes and practice to help them learn to plot, graph, and answer questions about the data.
9. Geometry (Triangles and Quadrilaterals)
- Show your students how to classify triangles as acute, obtuse, or right as well as equilateral, isosceles, or scalene based on their sides and angles.
- Teach your students to classify quadrilaterals based on their sides and angles as well as organize them into a hierarchy. Some schools or districts use the inclusive definition of a trapezoid, while others may use the exclusive definition of a trapezoid. This resource pack contains notes for both options.
Get through the third 9 weeks with resources that are already created for you.