# Giant Ants

We have finished out giant ants! Students had an awesome time calculating how big an ant would be if it was 100 times its normal size. Then they measured and made a giant ant to go with their calculations. Even more exciting…some may be coming home to your home!

# Math Units

These are the math units we will be covering this year.

Unit 1:  Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Place Value to the One-Thousandths

At the end of this unit, students will be able to independently use their learning to:

• Demonstrate an understanding that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left
• Explain patterns in the number of zeroes in the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10 (scientific notation/exponential notation)
• 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
• Read and write decimals to thousandths using base 10 numerals, word form, and expanded form
• Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols
• Round decimals to ones, tenths, hundredths, or thousandths place
• Convert among different sized measurement units within a given measurement system using a provided table of equivalencies.

Unit 2: Multi-digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations

At the end of this unit students will be able to independently use their learning to:

• Multiply multi-digit whole numbers, not to exceed three digits by three digits
• Find whole number quotients of whole numbers with up to four digit dividends and two digit divisors
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths (no divisors with decimals)
• Use multiple grouping symbols (parentheses, brackets, or braces) in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions containing these symbols
• Write simple expressions that model calculations with numbers
• Interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them

Unit 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

At the end of this unit, students will be able to independently use their learning to:

• Add and subtract fractions (including mixed numbers) with unlike denominators
• Solve problems using computation of fractions by using information presented in line plots

Unit 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions

At the end of this unit, students will be able to independently use their learning to:

• Solve word problems, including division of whole numbers, leading to answers in the form of fractions
• Multiply a fraction and mixed numbers by a fraction
• Demonstrate an understanding of multiplication as scaling/resizing
• Divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions
• Convert among different sized measurement units within a given measurement system using a provided table of equivalencies
• Solve problems involving computation of fractions by using information presented in line plots
• Display and interpret data shown in tallies, tables, charts, pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs
• Display and interpret data using the title, appropriate scale, and labels

Unit 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area

At the end of this unit, students will be able to independently use their learning to:

• Classify two dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties
• Apply the formulas V = l x w x h and V = B x h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems given the appropriate formula
• Find volumes of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms

Unit 6: Graph Points on Coordinate Plane to Solve Problems

At the end of this unit, students will be able to independently use their learning to:

• Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules
• Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms of two patterns with the same starting numbers that follow different rules
• Identify parts of the coordinate plane (x-axis, y-axis, and the origin) and the ordered pair (x-coordinate and y-coordinate). Limit the coordinate plane to quadrant I
• Represent real-world and mathematical problems by plotting points in quadrant I of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of a situation
• Solve problems involving computation of fractions by using information presented in line plots
• Display and interpret data shown in tallies, tables, charts, pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs
• Display and interpret data using a title, appropriate scale, and labels