Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

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.
3. Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
a. Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000).

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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 web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support fifth grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS), Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 5 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.
Instructional Strategy, Problem Set, Reference Materials, Video
Grade Level: 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 interactive Java applet helps users develop place value concepts involving addition of numbers with 1, 2, 3, or 4 digits. The virtual blocks are manipulated to model regrouping in order to solve addition problems posed by the applet. Users also may create and solve their own problems with whole numbers or up to 3 decimal places. The default of base 10 may be changed to any of the bases 2, 3, 4, or 5.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This interactive Java applet helps users develop place value concepts involving subtraction of numbers with 1, 2, 3, or 4 digits. The virtual blocks are manipulated to model regrouping in order to solve whole number subtraction problems posed by the applet. Users also may create and solve their own problems with whole numbers or with up to 3 decimal places. When creating problems a user may change the default of base 10 to any of the bases 2, 3, 4, or 5.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This interactive Java puzzle helps students develop decimal number sense and systematic analysis skills. The applet displays 7 interlocking circles and a set of 14 numbers (in tenths), 5 of them already placed in the circles. Solvers arrange the remaining numbers in the empty sections of the circles so that the three sections of each circle sum to 3. Parent/Teacher information offers instructions and implementation suggestions.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+
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This lesson provides practice in converting common fractions (tenths, fifths and halves) to decimal equivalents and expressing decimals (tenths) as equivalent fractions in reduced form. It includes instructions and a link to an interactive Java applet. Students get feedback for each of the 18 examples in a round. A downloadable student worksheet with warm-up and follow-up exercises is included in Word and pdf formats.
Activity, Interactive Media, Lesson Plans
Grade Level: 4, 5
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This interactive Flash applet helps students explore place value and develop number sense within whole numbers, integers and decimals. It allows a child or teacher to select an interval in the given number line and show that interval divided into ten equal parts but on a larger scale, which can then be repeated. Users may choose the size of the interval between markers on the first number line and the starting number of that line, as well as whether to hide or show individual number lines and the numbers on them. This applet lends itself well for use on an interactive white board. A pdf guide to this collection of teaching applets is cataloged separately.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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This collection of 6 games develops place value, operation sense and fluency, estimation, and strategic thinking. It is played on paper with a 6- or 9-sided die (printable pdf game sheets included). Players choose a game grid with empty cells representing the digits of a computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division). They take turns rolling a die and placing the resulting number in a cell on their own grids. The goal is to create a sum/difference/product/quotient that is closest to a target number. Variations include using a decimal point and scoring options. Teachers' Notes include suggestions for introducing the game, discussion questions, support suggestions, and a link to a more challenging extension (Countdown, cataloged separately).
Activity, Game
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
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