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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 5 resources related to the following standard:
Number and Operations in Base Ten
Understand the place value system.
2. Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.

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This 8-page article from Teaching Children Mathematics discusses how overgeneralizing commonly accepted practices, using imprecise vocabulary, and relying on tips and tricks that do not promote conceptual mathematical understanding can lead to misunderstanding later in students’ math careers. The authors provide a table of some "expired" mathematical language and suggest more appropriate alternatives.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This 68-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 5 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-4.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 5
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This page provides examples of 5th Grade Number (Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, and Number Operations-Fractions) activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for the 5th Grade Number Activities listed are in PDF format.
Activity, Game
Grade Level: 5
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This web site contains information and interactive applets related to our Hindu-Arabic number system. Users learn the history and structure of the system as well as how to count and write numbers. Users can learn and practice various algorithms for whole number computation and explore fractions, decimals and percents in our number system. The site explains various sets of numbers and how they relate to operations.
Activity, Interactive Media, Tutorial, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about numbers and number sense at the elementary level.
Reference Materials, Community
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about place value at the elementary level. Topics addressed include rounding, estimating, significant digits, and scientific notation.
Community
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This unit contains two lessons which help students develop number sense through activities involving collection, representation, and analysis of data. Students also practice reading and writing large numbers and develop estimation skills. In Lesson 1, Every Breath You Take, students estimate the number of breaths taken during a specified time, experiment, and display real-life data. In Lesson 2, Making Your First Millions, students develop the concept of a million by working with smaller numerical units, such as blocks of 10 or 100, and then expanding the idea by multiplication or repeated addition. They analyze situations and identify patterns that will enable them to develop the concept of large numbers. Each lesson includes student activity sheets, an instructional plan, and extensions.
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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In this activity learners combine counting, multiples, and number patterns with jumping up and down. A skip counting number is chosen based on the grade level and everyone (a group of 4-10) takes turns saying the next number in the counting sequence. Everyone jumps whenever anyone says a number ending in 0 or any other stated value. By adding extra actions: jump on a multiple of 10 and clap your hands on a multiple of 3 allows learners to practice common multiples. Available as a web page and downloadable pdf.
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Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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This document provides descriptions and examples of what each Mathematics Common Core standard means a Grade Five student will know, understand and be able to do. This "unpacking" of the standards provides instructional guidelines and was developed to assist North Carolina educators teach the Mathematics Common Core (Standard Course of Study).
Reference Materials
Grade Level: 5
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The authors of this website have identified 8 common misconceptions that lead to errors in mathematics (and promise to add more as time permits). Topics include: Rounding Numbers, Multiplication can Increase or Decrease a Number, Multiplying Decimals, Decimals and their Equivalent Fractions, Dividing Whole Numbers by Fractions, Adding with Negative Numbers, Calculations with Negative Numbers, and Calculations with Hundreds and Thousands. Each misconception is described in a pdf document which explains how the misconception arises, the rationale for the correct concept, and exercises aimed at reinforcing the correction.
Problem Set, Tutorial
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+
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