4th/5th Grade Math

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  1. FallCreekGal82

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    Help! I am tutoring some students in math this summer. It's been awhile since I've taught math...as I a currently a reading specialist. I have two students who finished 4th grade that need review and prep for 5th. I have another student who finished 5th and is going into 6th. What are some topics to cover and review for each grade level? And good websites for resources??

    Thanks in advance! :woot::thanks:
     
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    Fractions, fractions, and more fractions. By the end of 5th grade, students should be able to do all operations with fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators. They should understand the concept of fractions converting to decimals and be able to do the division for simple conversions. They should be able to round to a given decimal place value position. 5th is a big step up in math curriculum. Good luck.
     
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    I agree. By the end of 4th grade, you should know fractions inside and out. Multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting, Improper fractions, working with different denominators, etc.

    If your student doesn't have the times table memorized, it will slow him down when it comes to doing fractions, so I always start there & drill with flash cards as often as necessary to get those facts down. Once you know the times tables, it is an easier transition to things like finding common denominators and the rest of it.
     
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    I would do a complete spiral review, starting with addition and subtraction, times tables, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and geometry.
     
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    Start with Multiplication Tables (with both kids). Don't move on to anything else until they KNOW their multiplication facts. It will help SO MUCH later on......

    Then, the fifth grader needs review of making equivalent fractions, simplest form, adding/sub/mult/dividing fractions. The fifth grader also needs to work on add/sub/mult/dividing whole numbers and decimals.
     
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    I would assess them first to see what they need. Any student can benefit from a solid understanding of number sense.

    Multiplication is definitely key. They need to do more than just know their times tables. Make sure they can solve problems like 4*5=20, 4*x=20 so x=5, x*5=20 so x=4. Once they have that down (with speed and accuracy) they can have the solid foundation they need for fractions and problem solving.

    Decimals are introduced in 4th grade and are heavy in 5th grade and it is sometimes a hard concept. And of course you would couple fractions in with that as well.

    Finally, solving word problems is pretty key. Try to solidify their number sense and their ability to understand the concept of a number sentence (what does 3+4 actually mean? and why would I have to do 7-x=2? etc).
     
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    I am so glad I read this thread. My son and I have a lot of work ahead of us this summer! He can't do some of these functions and quite frankly I don't know if I can either!:lol:
     

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