October 2, 2016
5th Grade — Math

At Prospect Sierra, we understand that math is a critical tool for understanding the world and making predictions. The heart of mathematics is problem-solving, and problem-solving requires precision and accuracy in calculation and documentation. Our Common Core-aligned, problem-based math curriculum balances deep conceptual understanding with procedural fluency and computational accuracy and efficiency. We cultivate students’ growth mindset and believe that healthy struggle promotes learning. Our goal is to support and challenge all students at an appropriate level and rate, and we give students the opportunity to explore their learning edge.

Primary Curriculum: Bridges

Math Concepts

  • Multiplication expressions, equations, and volume
  • Adding and subtracting fractions and decimals
  • Whole number and decimal place value
  • Multiplying and dividing whole numbers
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Graphing, classifying polygons, and volume
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals
  • Solar design

Approaches to Learning

  • Collaborative partner work
  • Direct instruction to demonstrate patterns
  • Group shares
  • Math games