MY APPROACH TO TEACHING and to the offered UNITS on this website is to pepper the worksheets (and, optionally, the quizzes) with informational guides that serve as text-book-like how-to instructions. How the teacher puts it all together is left to that teacher's unique approach to teaching. In other words, these offerings are PROBLEM-BASED and not lesson-plan based. The difference is profound. I do not pretend to know how you should speak to your students and refuse to offer canned lesson plans--the material will serve as your own guide as well as for the students themselves.
This unit has 3 skills in it that challenge students to GRAPH with the result in some cases to form recognizable pictures and to link GRAPHING with ALGEBRAIC CONCEPTS.
The unit, as usual, has the easier problems at the beginning of each skill. Frankly, I have had to teach all of this in secondary school because most students have a shaky idea of coordinate axes. You will certainly be challenging your students with these problems and you will also be doing them a great favor in my opinion.
Included are 4 worksheets--with 8, 12, 16 and 20 problems per skill (of which there are 3) to accommodate most any user. Additionally, 6 quizzes are also included that have varying difficulty levels.
All of the foregoing have answer keys included as well.
THE IDEA BEHIND THE ASSESSMENTS IS THAT IF YOUR STUDENTS CANNOT PASS ANY OF THEM THEN, MAYBE, THEY COULD BENEFIT FROM THIS ENTIRE UNIT.
Look at the PREVIEW. It should give you a good feel for the entire unit.
[The problems in All WORKSHEETS and PREVIEWS are printed in difficulty (1 [easy], 2 [not so easy], 3 [proficiency] up to 4 [mastery]) order within a skill. The actual difficulty level appears slightly to the left of the DK box of each problem in a very small font. Also, instructional references appear on worksheets but are optional on quizzes.]
You might also want to check out other 5th grade offerings here. The 5th Grade Summary
will link to the IMPORTANT (that is, as of this writing, not part of definite sequences like UNIT 1, UNIT 2, etc):
UNIT: AREA and PERIMETER
and many other items as well.
I can’t stress too strongly that all of these units have been designed and tinkered with from extensive experience with older students who had absolutely no understanding of these various concepts at all.