Khan Academy Account

All fifth grade students received their Khan Academy username and passwords today. The following tasks have to assigned to them this weekend:

  1. Log in to Khan Academy  ( )using the link provided to the right of math blog
  2. Use the username and password written in your agenda
  3. Accept the terms and conditions.(parents have already signed the permission form)
  4. You will see your username on the top right corner once you log in.
  5. You will also see a blue circle with the number 1 on the top right corner. That indicates that you have a notification.
  6. Click the circle and you will get the notification stating that your coach(Mrs. Jagannathan) has assigned you to start the mission. Click on that and start the mission.
  7. You will be asked to answer a set of six questions at a time. You are required to solve two sets of six questions. You may do more if you like. You will need to use a scratch paper and a pencil. Hints and tutorials are also provided if in doubt.

Khan Academy will assess your level of mastery and assign tasks for you depending on your level. The more practice you get, the faster you will master the skills and move on to the next level.

Second Quarter Standards

Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

MGSE5.NF.1 (Add and subtract fractions)

MGSE5.NF.2 (Word problems, add and subtract fractions)

MGSE5.NF.3 (Interpret fraction as division)

MGSE5.NF.4 (Multiply fractions)

MGSE5.NF.5 (Multiplication as scaling)

MGSE5.NF.6 (Real world problems of fractions and mixed numbers)

MGSE5.NF.7 (Division of Unit fraction)

MGSE5.MD.2 (Line plot)

Week of October 17, 2016

We have started working on divisibility rules, simplifying and equivalent fractions and finding common denominators. These are some basic skills needed to compute with fractions.


IOWA Practice

IOWA Practice (Due 9/16/15)

Students will be taking IOWA tests starting this Friday. Please make sure that you are practicing multi-digit multiplication and division.

1. Please watch the video on mean, median and mode and solve the following problems:

Using the set of numbers find the mean (rounded to the nearest tenth), median, and  mode.

1) 75 , 80 , 86 , 88 , 72 , 80

2) 98 , 85 , 84 , 83 , 96 , 93 , 84

3) 45 , 51 , 50 , 43 , 42 , 43 , 43 , 52


We just started learning long division today, and I realized that many students are confused due to various methods used last year. I would like them to learn the old fashioned long division to help with decimal division later. Please watch the following videos to help understand better.
Long Division-Digit by Digit
Long Division Song

  • To Watch the videos, click on the Video Tab on the top and scroll down.


RECAP- Due on 9/8/16

Students have been asked to create a short video to recap one of the important concept learned in class. Please follow the following steps:

  1. Click on the tab to the right-RESPONDrecapsnip
  2. You will see a screen that looks like this
  3. Enter the classpin written in your agenda
  4. Choose your name
  5. Read the question
  6. Plan you answer. You might want to write it down
  7. Click Respond
  8. Allow the program to access video
  9. Start recording and speak confidently


You might be asked to download a free app. If you are facing too much technical difficulties, then you will do it in class.


Barkley: ndpormj

Jagannathan: pppzkgv

Rivas: tjrkbwf

Westbrook: kbgixag

I am looking forward to seeing all your quick videos.

Unit 2- Whole Number and Decimal Computation

MGSE5.NBT.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm (or other strategies demonstrating understanding of multiplication) up to a 3 digit by 2 digit factor.

MGSE5.NBT.6 Fluently divide up to 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors by using at least one of the following methods: strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations or concrete models. (e.g., rectangular arrays, area models)

MGSE5.NBT.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.


Unit 1- Place Value

Unit 1- Place Value concepts with Whole Numbers and Decimal Numbers
MGSE5.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
MGSE5.NBT.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
MGSE5NBT.3 Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
a. Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 x (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000).
b. Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
MGSE5.NBT.4 Use place value understanding to round decimals up to the hundredths place.

During the first two weeks of school, we will focus on the above concepts with respect to whole numbers. Though most of these concepts with whole numbers is a review, we will focus on using precise grade level math vocabulary. Students will be exposed to various forms of   questioning and will be asked to answer in variety of forms as well. The same concepts and vocabulary will then be extended to decimal numbers.

Use the videos, lesson notes and other extra resources available in this blog. Always study your notes given in the Math Binder before any quizzes or tests.


Quiz on reading and writing decimal numbers and identifying the place value and the value of the digits.