Grade 5 Month 3 The Wonder of Decimals
This math block demonstrates the connection between fractions and decimals. Children learn the practical and user-friendly process for working with parts of a whole.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: In this unit your child will learn about decimals and how they are used, and their relationship to fractions. They will work with place values up to the hundredth thousandths. They will compare decimals to fractions, work with rounding decimals and ordering decimals. They will add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals and learn about fraction to decimal equivalence.
Concept 2: Numbers describe quantities that can be represented by equivalent fractions.
Connection: Your child can review fractions and specifically equivalent fractions in their workbook.
Language Arts: Concept: Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.
Connection: Your child will be listening to a story or reading independently each day. They will write paragraphs in their learning portfolios and proofread them. They will write out the math rules for each newly learned skill.
Science: Concept: First Peoples' concepts of interconnectedness in the environment.
Connection: Your child is deepening their understanding that everything in our environment is connected. They will decide what they would like to put effort into caring for.
Social Studies: Concept: Identify significant natural resources in your province or state.
Connection: Have your child consider what natural resources are most important to the economy of your community. Connect this to the science concept, and how your child will put more effort and awareness into caring for an aspect of the environment.
Curricular Competency: Develop a plan of action to address a selected problem or issue.
Connection: Your child is observing their personal and or social awareness and developing ways of addressing areas to strengthen.
Throughout the unit, there will be games and worksheets suggested. Math skills need to be practiced daily, and finding a variety of ways to practice the same material is the key. Feel free to do your own online research to find other exciting games for review and practice.
Math takes time and patience. Remember to help your child to feel that just showing up, and being open-minded, and remaining confident is a huge part of learning math. The concepts will click when they are open and patiently ready to receive the new learning.
If you find your child loves math and is easily learning new concepts and skills, you can adjust accordingly and move into millionth place value and beyond, once the hundred thousandths have been introduced.