Learning Domain: Number and Operations in Base Ten
Standard: Compute and solve real-world problems with multi-digit whole numbers and decimal numbers: Add and subtract decimals to thousandths using models, drawings or strategies based on place value; Multiply decimals with a product to thousandths using models, drawings, or strategies based on place value; Divide a whole number by a decimal and divide a decimal by a whole number, using repeated subtraction or area models. Decimals should be limited to hundredths; Use estimation strategies to assess reasonableness of answers.
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Learning Domain: Number and Operations -- Fractions
Standard: Add and subtract fractions, including mixed numbers, with unlike denominators using related fractions: halves, fourths and eighths; thirds, sixths, and twelfths; fifths, tenths, and hundredths: Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers; Solve one- and two-step word problems in context using area and length models to develop the algorithm. Represent the word problem in an equation.
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I am a 5th grade math teacher at a title 1 school and we have little to no support from home and I think this letter would be a great way to involve parents in helping their child at home if they have background information about what they are learning in class. I really enjoy reading this letter and look forward to remixing it . There is full alignment to depth and breadth of alignment to the NC math standards. 5. NBT.7 However, it also serves as information for home school communication. Learning objective not clearly outlined. No assessment strategies have been indicated. Strengths: Great home school communication, keeping parents informed. The letter is aligned with a specific standard for that grade level. Opportunities: This letter could include some basic materials or resources that parents can access away from school.
(1.) Good afternoon! My name is Mrs. Ashley Shepherd and I am a 5th grade math & science teacher and appreciate aligned resources for students and parents.
(2.) Full alignment to depth and breadth of standard and partial alignment of standards (for parent explanation).
(3.) Has no learning objectives. (none needed, as material intended for parents as a support resource).
(4.) No learning objectives, hence no assessment strategies. However, discuss of how students are assessed could be and is partially included.
(5.) Strengths - parent and community resources and engagement.
(6.) Opportunities - preface with specific activities or tasks students will complete and share those resources exactly in relation to the content discussed in the parent letters.