Archive - Ms. Zelinger Cohen's 5th Grade Math Blog

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I teach a Glencoe Course 1 math class.

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Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 05/14-05/18

posted May 14, 2018, 9:23 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated May 14, 2018, 9:23 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 – Algebra:  Patterns and Graphing

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (05/14-05/18):  This week we will be moving forward to Ch. 11, which covers geometry and volume.  According to the GoMath pacing guide, the concepts covered in Ch. 10 are all supplemental content whereas some of the lessons in Ch. 11 are labeled “major content,” which is why we are jumping ahead.  Students will review polygons and learn what makes them regular and irregular.  They will also review the types of triangles and quadrilaterals before moving into calculating volume.  Please check your child’s planner for nightly homework assignments.

Highlights from last week:  There was no math last week due to the science fair.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 05/07-05/11

posted May 6, 2018, 9:26 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated May 6, 2018, 9:26 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 – Algebra:  Patterns and Graphing

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (05/07-05/11):  There will be no math this week due to the science fair and field day.

Highlights from last week:  We finished chapter 9 last week with a review and a quiz.  Students took their math MAPS on Thursday.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 04/23-04/27

posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:48 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Apr 23, 2018, 5:48 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 – Algebra:  Patterns and Graphing

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (04/23-04/27):  Students will be taking the placement test for 6th grade math on Monday and Tuesday (if needed) this week.  We will then move on to number patterns.  They have a graphing packet that is due by Monday, 4/30.

Highlights from last week:  Students worked on ordered pairs and graphing them on coordinate grids.  The also used ordered pairs to create line graphs.  They then had to analyze both types of graphs.  They took the Mid-Chapter Check in their work book as a quiz.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 04/17-04/20

posted Apr 17, 2018, 12:13 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 12:13 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 – Algebra:  Patterns and Graphing

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (04/17-04/20):  This week we will continue with Ch. 9.  Students will look at tables to create ordered pairs and then graph them on a coordinate grid before analyzing the data to answer questions.  They will also create and analyze line graphs.  We will take the mid-chapter check on Thursday, 4/19 and this will serve as a Wednesday quiz (on Thursday).  All of Friday will be devoted to math as students will be participating in Math in the Mall.

Highlights from last week:  Last week students used fractions to create line plots and then analyze that data for mean.  They also looked at ordered pairs and how to graph them.  On Friday their recipe projects were due and everyone had a wonderful time sampling some of the goodies.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 04/09-04/13

posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:01 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 5:01 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 - Geometry and Measurements

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

 

Coming this week (04/09-04/13):  This week we will continue with Ch. 9.  Students will create line plots using fractions and then analyze the plots for mean.  They will then look at ordered pairs and how to graph them.  On Friday their recipe projects are due.  They need to bring in their conversions and the prepared recipe to share with the class.  Please provide a list of ingredients for the recipe to accommodate students with allergies.

Highlights from last week:  Last week we reviewed the concepts of mean, median, mode, minimum, maximum and mode before the CMAS.  They practiced analyzing graphs for this data as well.  We began Ch. 9, which is about patterns and graphing.  The received their recipe math project on multiplying fractions, which is due Friday, 4/13.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 04/02-04/06

posted Apr 1, 2018, 11:19 AM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Apr 1, 2018, 11:19 AM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 - Geometry and Measurements

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (04/02-04/06):  This week we will begin by reviewing a few more concepts before the math CMAS, including mean, median and mode.  We will discuss their recipe project, involving multiplying fractions and also begin Ch. 9 which will cover patterns and graphing.  Please check your child’s planner for nightly homework assignments.

Highlights from last week:  The week before spring break students took a quiz over multiplying mixed numbers and dividing fractions and mixed numbers.  The rest of the week we reviewed geometry concepts that we wouldn’t be able to get to in depth before the math CMAS.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 03/19-03/23

posted Mar 20, 2018, 10:25 AM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Mar 20, 2018, 10:25 AM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 - Geometry and Measurements

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (03/19-03/23):  Students will take a quiz on Tuesday over multiplying mixed numbers and dividing fractions and mixed numbers.  The rest of the week we will review geometry and graphing concepts that we won’t get to in depth before the math CMAS.

Highlights from last week:  Last week we practiced dividing fractions and mixed numbers.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 03/05-03/09

posted Mar 5, 2018, 8:08 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 8:08 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 - Geometry and Measurements

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (03/05-03/09):  This week we will continue with Ch. 7, multiplying fractions.  Students will work with multiplying fractions together and will practice multiplying fractions by whole numbers in preparation for their Ch. 7 project.  All students will be doing a recipe project for this chapter.  For students on an ALP for math, this project is their ALP goal.  Please check your child’s planner for nightly homework assignments.

Highlights from last week:  Last week we reviewed the concepts in Ch. 6 and took their final test on Tuesday, 2/27.  We then moved on to Ch. 7, multiplying fractions.  Students practiced finding fractions of a set and multiplying whole numbers by fractions.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 02/21-02/23

posted Feb 20, 2018, 8:53 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 8:53 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 - Geometry and Measurements

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (02/21-02/23):  The last lesson in Ch. 6 is using addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators in problem solving.  I anticipate this lesson taking a couple of days.  After this lesson we will review Ch. 6 in preparation for chapter quiz.  Please check your students planner for nightly homework assignments.

Highlights from last week:  We finished reviewing how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers so that students could then subtract fractions with unlike denominators that also involved renaming.  This concept was difficult and took the week to work out.

Ms. ZC's Math Week in Preview and Review 02/12-02/16

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:18 PM by Lisa Zelinger Cohen   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 9:18 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Welcome to my math class for the 2017-2018 school year!!!  I’m very excited to be working with your child this year and implementing our new Go Math! Curriculum.  Please feel free to email me with any questions at lisa.zelinger@stargateschool.org 

Homework in math is worth two points when it’s assigned.  Assignments are given points based on completion on the day it is due.  Students will either get two points or zero points.

The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous as possible. However, please understand that each individual class dictates the order and the speed in which things are covered. In addition, keep in mind that CMAS testing, MAPs testing, end of the year testing and other activities can impact our schedule and require us to be flexible within this timeline.    

·        Ch 5 - Dividing decimals

·        Ch 6 - Add and subtract fractions

·        Ch 7 - Multiply Fractions

o   ALP goal project for students in 5th grade Go Math

·        Ch 8 - Divide Fractions

·        Ch 9 - Geometry and Measurements

·        Ch 10 - Convert units of Measure

·        Ch 11 Geometry and volume

Coming this week (02/12-02/16):  We are still working with Ch. 6.  This week we will finish our review of converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers.  Then we will move on to subtraction fractions with unlike denominators where students will also have to rename the fractions in order to subtract.  After that we will look at algebraic patterns in fractions.  Please check your child’s planner for nightly homework assignments.

Highlights from last week:  We continued in Ch. 6 by adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.  We also reviewed how to convert back and forth between improper fractions and mixed numbers.

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