In 5th grade math, students have completed the division unit. Working with whole numbers with up to a 4 digit dividend and a 2 digit divisor, students used various strategies to solve these problems. Students worked to illustrate and explain the calculations by using equations, partial quotient and menus. Ask how they solved frames per second in the short Pixar movie “Presto” and “Lifted.”
We are moving into the study of geometric measurement which includes understanding the concepts of volume and the relationship of volume to multiplication and addition. Students will be using manipulatives to help with this concept, as well as using the formula for volume. As with each mathematical concept taught, students will use real world problems to help in the understanding of volume.
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