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5th Grade Math Exploration

Guided Math and Math Centers

This year in Math we will be learning math with a Guided Math approach.

What is Guided Math?

"Guided Math is a structure for teaching whereby a teacher supports each child’s development of mathematical proficiency at increasing levels of difficulty, within the context of a small group." * We will be practicing our mathematical thinking skills in whole group instruction, small group instruction and the use of rotating math centers. This allows for great differentiation of  instruction so I can reach and teach every student by getting to work with them at whatever level they are at and raise them to the next level of learning. Some students may need extra support learning a particular concept but then in another unit of study- the same student may need some extension activities to further their learning.

 Math Centers
Our math centers days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. During 
our Math Center Days we start our class with a mini-lesson 
on the math concept we are practicing that day. Students 
rotate through 5 centers- 2 are teacher led and 3 are more 
independent practice. It usually takes us both Tuesday and 
Thursday to have every group complete all 5 centers for the 
week. The students love the hands-on centers and are highly engaged.

Look for a parent survey to come home the first day of math.

Four Mind Boosting Messages YouCubed

Subtracting Mixed Numbers Video:
Subtracting Mixed #
Subtract Mixed Numbers Video #2

Algebra Games

Arches National Park
Hiking Trails Information
Divisibility Rules!
Game- Test Yourself!

Vector Kids

Science Math Project Links:


Wingbeat Chart

Exponents Basketball

What Parents Can Do to Help Their Student Get Stronger in Math?
Click below to see the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Guide
NCTM Family Guide

How to measure an angle using a protractor

Brain Rush Game: Geometry Vocab.

Brain Rush Game: Quadrilaterals

Brain Rush Game: Truth-or-Lie Quadrilaterals

Brain Rush Game: Triangles

Roller Coaster Challenge Link: Roller Coasters

Great Trails Article

Pacific Crest Trail

Continental Divide Trail

Appalachian Trail

Trail Maps

Stock Market Videos
What is a mutual fund?

What is a bond?

Invest like Warren Buffet
Multiplication Methods Videos-

Watch 2 of the methods below and write out the last problem the teacher solves in their video.

Traditional Method

Box Method

Lattice Method

Partial Products Method

Image result for national park service logo National Park Decimal Challenge
                              click here

The Stock Market Game !

Click the links below:

The Stock Market Game

What Would You Do with $100,000?

The SIFMA Foundation & Stock Market Game

Stock Markets in Plain English

Brainpop: What is a Stock Market?

How to find ticker symbol for a company?

Math Games Link:

Decimal Games from Game Day games
Decimals of the Carribean
Death to Decimals:

Link for Pearl Diver Game:

Link for Math Vocabulary Quiz

Link for Math Homework 

Look Below for Links to Math Games!
Mean, Median, Mode Games:
Skyscraper Game:
Bamzook Game:
Quia Quiz:
Snork's Long Division Game:
Division Facts Practice Homework:

Know Your Facts! : 

On-Line Math Program:

Challenge Yourself :

(Interactive Pre-Algebra games)
(Absurd Math-problem solving game series)