# Math

• ## Fifth Grade Math Program

Presently, Saint Mary School is in the early stages of a curriculum review cycle. Saint Mary School will be moving toward adopting the rigorous academic curriculum set forth by the Archdiocese of Hartford. In accordance with our mission, the Archdiocese of Hartford Curriculum reflects a continuum of learning from prekindergarten through high school graduation, and the standards are based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, infused with Catholic social teaching, rooted in basic skills, and immersed in technology and 21st century literacies. Furthermore, all curriculum documents are in alignment with national and state standards and exceed the Common Core State Standards.
Methods and Materials:
Text: Houghton Mifflin Math
Workbooks
Supplemental worksheets
Hands on approach using manipulatives
Calculators
www.eduplace.com
Various web sites that support the curriculum

Students are divided into two heterogeneous groups for math. Half way through the school year students will change teachers. Grades are based on Tests—40%, Projects—30%, Quizzes—20% and Homework10%.

Focus:
• Number Theory, Operations, Algebraic Thinking
• Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
• Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another to solve problems
• Use numbers and their properties to compute flexibly, fluently, and make reasonable estimates
• Analyze patterns, relations, and functions
• Represent and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic symbols to determine equivalence and solve problems
• 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
• Develop and apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to estimate and determine measurements
• Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system
• Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
• Formulate questions that can be addressed with data; collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them using appropriate statistical and graphical methods
• Analyze data sets to form hypotheses and make predictions
• Understand and apply basic concepts of probability
• Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions based on data
• Geometry
• Analyze properties and characteristics of  two-and three dimensional shapes to describe relationships, communicate ideas and solve problems
• Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems

It is important that students master all the basic facts. Practice at home using flash cards or Internet fact games are also an excellent way to gain mastery.