Class V Math
The math curriculum is designed around the core objectives of multiplication and division of decimals and whole numbers, addition, subtraction, and multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, conversion of percents, decimals, and fractions, and geometry. Students also study factors, multiples and powers, data and graphs, and algebra and functions. The curriculum is divided into units which include direct instruction and interactive lessons. Much attention is given to mental math, i.e. using number properties to solve difficult computations mentally. This requires automatic recall of all facts. Students work on critical thinking through problem solving, reasoning, and generalization. Cooperative learning and varied small group interactive activities support the concepts presented.