Geometry, Grade 5 is a complete unit with direct instruction to the student, ample practice problems and word problems. Common Core aligned. Great for independent practice/homework.
The problems in this unit involve lots of drawing. Geometry is a hands-on subject, and many children like that. Moreover, drawing is an excellent means of achieving the conceptual understanding that geometry requires. Exercises marked with the notebook symbol are meant to be done in a notebook or on blank paper.
This unit starts out with several lessons that review topics studied in previous grades, such as measuring angles, the vocabulary of basic shapes, and how to draw a perpendicular line through a given point on a line. Some fun is included, too, with star polygons.
In the lesson about circles, we learn the terms circle, radius, and diameter. Students draw circles and circle designs using a compass.
Then we go on to classify quadrilaterals and learn the seven different terms used for them. The focus is on understanding the classification, and understanding that attributes defining a certain quadrilateral also belong to all the "children" (subcategories) of that type of quadrilateral. For example, squares are also rhombi, because they have four congruent sides (the defining attribute of a rhombus).
Next, we study and classify different triangles. Students are now able to classify triangles both in terms of their sides and also in terms of their angles. The lesson has several drawing problems and one easy compass-and-ruler construction of an equilateral triangle.
The last focus of this unit is volume. Students learn that a cube with the side length of 1 unit, called a "unit cube," is said to have "one cubic unit" of volume, and can be used to measure volume. They find the volume of right rectangular prisms by "packing" them with unit cubes and by using formulas. They recognize volume as additive and solve both geometric and real-word problems involving volume of right rectangular prisms.
I hope you find this book helpful in your math teaching!
Maria Miller, the author