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Math Mammoth Grade 5, South African Version is a complete maths program for 5th grade. It consists of two student worktexts (A and B), a separate answer key for each worktext, tests, mixed revisions, and an additional worksheet maker (Internet access required) to make extra practice worksheets when needed.
Grade 5 contents and samples
Placement tests
Grade 5 full set: USD $37.50
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Includes part A and B worktexts, answer keys, tests, mixed revisions, a worksheet maker, and SoftPak.
You will be purchasing the download from my authorized reseller Comecero, LLC.At the heart of the curriculum are two student worktexts (A and B), each covering about half a year of maths work. These worktexts contain all the instruction and the exercises in the same book — which makes lesson preparation a breeze. The worktexts are written directly to the student, and thus they allow many children to teach themselves and to learn directly from the books.
You will also get separate answer keys, chapter tests, additional cumulative reviews (I do recommend you use at least some of them), and a versatile worksheet maker (Internet access required) for those times when your child needs just a bit more practice.
The main areas of study in Math Mammoth Grade 5 are:
Please also see the tables of contents in the sample file, which will let you see the topics covered in more detail.
The fifth grade is time for fractions and decimals, in particular. We study fractions and decimals and operations with them in depth and with substantial detail. Students also deepen their understanding of whole numbers, learn much more problem solving, and get introduced to the calculator.
The year starts out with a study of whole numbers and their operations. Students get to review multidigit multiplication and learn long division with twodigit divisors. We also review divisibility and factors from fourth grade, and study prime factorization.
In the second chapter, the focus is on large numbers and using a calculator. This is the first time a calculator is introduced in Math Mammoth complete curriculum—thus far, all calculations have been done mentally, or with paper and pencil. I want students to learn to be critical in their use of the calculator and use it with good judgment. Every exercise where calculator use is to be allowed is marked with a little calculator symbol.
The third chapter is about equations and problem solving. We study simple equations with the help of a balance and bar models. The main idea is to get students used to the idea of an equation and what it means to solve an equation. Students also do a fair amount of problem solving using the visual bar model.
The fourth chapter is about decimals and some of the operations with decimals (the rest will be studied in chapter 6). Fifth grade is the time when students learn all the basic operations with decimals. In this chapter, we focus on place value with decimals, addition and subtraction of decimals, and multiplication and division of decimals by whole numbers. Multiplying decimals by decimals and dividing decimals by decimals is covered in chapter 6.
In chapter 5 we study graphing in a coordinate grid, line and bar graphs, and average and mode. Today's world has become increasingly complex with lots of data presented in the media, so our children need a good grasp of statistical graphs to be able to make sense of all of that information.
Chapter 6 continues our study of decimals. The focus is on multiplying decimals by decimals, dividing decimals by decimals, and conversions between measuring units.
Chapter 7 covers the addition and subtraction of fractions — another topic of focus for 5th grade, besides decimals. The most difficult topic of this chapter is adding and subtracting unlike fractions, which is done by first converting them to equivalent fractions with a common denominator.
In chapter 8, we study the multiplication and division of fractions from various angles.
Chapter 9 takes us to geometry, starting with a review of angles and polygons. From there, students will learn to draw circles, to classify triangles and quadrilaterals, and the concept of volume in the context of right rectangular prisms (boxes).
Math Mammoth South African Version has been customised to South Africa in the following manners:
Please note that the curriculum is not following the South African official syllabus for 4th grade maths. Instead, it simply is a copy of the US version of Math Mammoth Grade 4. For the most part, Math Mammoth exceeds South African standards. Some standards may not be covered.
Math Mammoth Skills Review Workbook, Grade 5 provides additional practice for the topics in Math Mammoth Grade 5 curriculum. I recommend you only purchase it once you are sure your student does need supplemental practice. Learn more.
Here is a list of manipulatives that are needed or recommended for grade 5.
Math Mammoth review at As They Grow Up blog
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