Math For Fifth And Sixth Grade

by Ellen Hymon

Introduction: This lesson is for fifth and sixth graders to show squares, rectangular, and circular regions divide each into equal parts and shade same or all of the parts. Ask what fraction is shaded and what fraction is not shaded. Divide a region into non equal parts and explain that fractions are not appropriate.

Purpose: To develop a lesson that have a school and  home connection, so that the students can turn to their computer and access their work. Family and friends can very much share in this experience. Students will understand other means of solving mathematical problems.

STATE GOAL 6:

DEMONSTRATE AND APPLY A KNOWLEDGE AND SENSE OF NUMBERS, INCLUDING BASIC ARITHMETIC OPERATIONS, NUMBER PATTERNS, RATIOS, AND PROPORTIONS.

CAS A.

Describe, express, and represent whole numbers, proper and improper fractions, and decimals and the relationships between them using concrete materials, drawings, words, and mathematical symbols.

CFS

1. Read, write, and interpret whole numbers expressed in standard form and in word form through the hundred millions place and round to the given place.
2. Read, write, and interpret whole numbers written as powers of 10.
3. Read, write, and identify decimals expressed through ten thousandths.

Material: Overhead projector, paper, pencil, chalk board and computers.

Activities and Procedures:

1. The lesson will begin with a home connection illustration. Student will bring in a pie or a personal pizza. Then the students will go to  funbrain and work on fractions. Can the students identity a mixed fraction?

2. Student will transfer what they learn from home connection to a actual school problem and solve. Plus, work on  math stories  problems. Can the students add mix fractions?

3. Students will practice given problems and assignments per teacher instructions. Also, students will go to fractions on the internet. Can students solve fractions  accurately.

Conclusion: As a result of the activities students will be able to demonstrate and solve fractions and mixed  fractions.

Rubric For Fractions/Internet

 Students must master 90% of activities provided by computer on fractions and related activities Students must solve 80% of internet problems. Students must solve 70% of internet problems.