"The essense of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple." ~S. Gudder

Wondering about 5th grade math? Each math block consists of 80 minutes. Your child is expected to be working on math, more math, and only math during this time. (Sorry Bookworms!) The daily routine will become very predictable regarding what is first, next, last, etc., so after a short time, your child should be very confident with our schedule. This breeds great success in the classroom!

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**Be sure to check our classroom calendar for test days and other reminders!**

**EUREKA**

Riverside Local Schools has adopted the **EUREKA **math program!

**MATHEMATICAL PRACTICES**

Please encourage your child to remember and embrace our 8 mathematical practices:

1. Make sense of problems and** persevere** in solving them.

2. Reason** abstractly** and quantitatively.

3. Construct **viable arguments** and critique the reasoning of others.

4. **Model** with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate **tools** strategically.

6. Attend to **precision**.

7. Look for and make use of **structure**.

8. Look for and express **regularity** in repeated reasoning.

**COMMON CORE OVERVIEW**

__Number and Operations in Base Ten__

• Understand the place value system.

• Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

**Operations and Algebraic Thinking**

• Write and interpret numerical expressions.

• Analyze patterns and relationships.

__Number and Operations—Fractions__

• Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.

• Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and

divide fractions.

**Measurement and Data**

• Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.

• Represent and interpret data.

• Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication

and to addition.

**Geometry**

• Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

• Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.