This is a "Things To Know" math reference for students in grades 4, 5, and 6. My students keep a copy of it in their math binders (in page protectors), and access it digitally as a PDF via Google Classroom. I also print it using a large format poster printer and display it on the walls of my classroom.
It is great for introducing students to a new skill, as a homework helper, and overtime will serve as a reminder of the many things learned during the school year. We refer to it daily. My "Things To Know" sheet is especially helpful if you have the freedom of teaching math without a textbook.
My "Thinks To Know" sheet has gone through many revisions since I first began my teaching career in 2010. I currently teach 5th grade mathematics and also serve as a math team sponsor for my fifth grade advanced math students. My "Things To Know" sheet will benefit students who are working BELOW, AT, or ABOVE grade level.
Your purchase includes a total of 6 pages as a PDF. If you think of an additional reference that you would like added, there may be space available on the sixth page. Just let me know!
Number line (positive/negative integers)
Place value (emphasizing 10 times greater/10 times smaller)
Fractions within an inch
Lines and angles
Reading a clock
Metric prefixes based on 10
Geometric formulas for area, volume, and perimeter
Perfect squares illustrations
Perfect cubes illustrations
List of perfect squares (with exponents)
List of perfect cubes (with exponents)
List of the powers of two (with exponents)
List of the powers of ten (with exponents)
List of prime numbers
Mean, median, mode, and range
Order of operations
GCF (Greatest Common Factor)
LCM (Least Common Multiple)
The meaning of the "equal sign"
Hints for when a fraction is in simplest form
Interpreting a fraction as a division problem
More volume formulas and illustrations
: My definition of a trapezoid is "at least" one pair of parallel sides" as opposed to being "exactly." This definition makes more sense to me, but I do allow my students to choose which definition they prefer.