This is a comprehensive curriculum that can be used alone or as a supplement to a district curriculum. Math Unit 2 addresses 5th grade whole number operation standards for multiplication. Students will begin the unit by reviewing multiplication models from previous grade levels. The unit begins with the area model and progresses to partial products and then helps students to make a solid connection between partial products and the standard algorithm. The unit is designed with many contextual problems and various models to ensure all levels of understanding are mastered.
The structure of the unit is the same each day, which helps your students to establish a consistent routine for the year. The protocol is as follows:
Discussion of math routines and norms
Warm-up (context word problem)
Exploration into mini-lesson
There are also slides created for math center rotations. The protocol is as follows (they can be used in many different ways):
Math Multiplication Game (requires only playing cards)
At Your Seat Work (Review of what was taught prior to math rotations)
Tech Time (Recommendations in Unit)
The unit includes two summative assessments, but you can use the independent practice for formative assessments. There are blank templates that can be used at your own discretion to best fit the needs of your class! We hope you find these units to be very effective for your students!