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Articles  The following articles illustrate lessons that engage children in rich mathematical activities.


Matrix of Articles for Mathematics Activities  The articles provided are from Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM).  
Thompson and Holyoke: "Using Children’s Literature to Link Mathematics and Social Studies: A Multicultural Exploration with Bread"  
Austin and Thompson: "Exploring World History Along the Silk Route: A Social Studies Investigation Through Mathematics"  
Bibliographies  These bibliographies, developed by Dr. Denisse Thompson, address each of the five strands and contain ideas for using books to teach mathematics. For each book, a complete bibliographic citation is provided along with a summary.


Algebraic Thinking (Strand D): 24 resources cited  
Data Analysis and Probability (Strand E): 4 resources cited  
Geometry and Spatial Sense (Strand C): 26 resources cited  
Measurement (Strand B): 28 resources cited  
Number and Operations (Strand A): 29 resources cited  
Component Point Modules for FCAT 5th Grade Math Staff Development Tool  These independent study modules were developed for Pinellas County Schools so that teachers could earn component points while using the FCAT 5th Grade Math CD. These components are listed on the LMS system (keyword: Mathematics). The elementary mathematics office has the paperwork for completing the modules. The modules are done through independent study. A teacher may elect to do one, two, or all three of the modules. Work with the ProEd facilitator at your school to open the components for your teachers.


Module 1.1 CD ROM (Right on Math) for 5 component points  
Module 1.2 CD ROM (Right on Math) for l5 component points  
Module 1.3 CD ROM (Right on Math) for 20 component points  
Pre/Post Assessment  
Daily Dilemmas  These weekly problem solving activities created by Lynn Schew provide opportunities for students to solve problems across multiple strands of the Sunshine State Standards.


Daily Dilemma #1: labeling and plotting a grid; building blocks  
Daily Dilemma #1: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #2: completing a chart; function table  
Daily Dilemma #2: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #3: completing a table; making a list  
Daily Dilemma #3: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #4: finding the age of a lion; finding the length of a side  
Daily Dilemma #4: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #5: working with relationship; finding the number of blocks  
Daily Dilemma #5: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #6: determining age; determining length  
Daily Dilemma #6: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #7: time to climb a tree; binkies  
Daily Dilemma #7: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #8: listing factors; determining the cost of fencing  
Daily Dilemma #8: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #9: balancing a scale; time of travel  
Daily Dilemma #9: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #10: determining number of tables required; determining child's age  
Daily Dilemma #10: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #11: using congruent shapes; creating a cube  
Daily Dilemma #11: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #12: determining amount of change required; determining circumference  
Daily Dilemma #12: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #13: determining distance between farms; probability  
Daily Dilemma #13: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #14: working with fractions; determining border required  
Daily Dilemma #14: Answer Key  
Daily Dilemma #15: determining cost; working with perimeter  
Daily Dilemma #15: Answer Key  


Notes  These are the notes that appear on the right hand side of each movie in this program.  
Introduction: Bringing Mathematics to Life  
Introduction: Requirements for the FCAT  
Active Learning: Overview of the Lesson  
Active Learning: Measuring the Bug  
Active Learning: Practicing with Meter Sticks  
Active Learning: Measuring Outside  
Active Learning: Reinforcement  
Active Learning: Teacher Reflections  
The Literature Connection: Overview of the Lesson  
The Literature Connection: Teacher Reflections  
Real Life Activities: Overview of the Lesson  
Real Life Activities: Teacher Reflections  
The Science Connection: Overview of the Lesson  
The Science Connection: Iron Oxide Experiment  
The Science Connection: Looking at the Data  
The Science Connection: Creating a Graph  
The Science Connection: StudentMade Movie  
The Science Connection: Teacher Reflections  
The Social Studies Connection: Overview of the Lesson  
The Social Studies Connection: Teacher Reflections  
Manipulatives: Balance Scales  
Manipulatives: Base Ten Blocks  
Manipulatives: Fraction Bars  
Manipulatives: Geoboards  
Manipulatives: Pattern Blocks  
Manipulatives: Teacher Reflections  
WarmUps: What is a WarmUp?  
WarmUps: Calendar  
WarmUps: Problem of the Week  
WarmUps: Relative Size of Numbers  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Introduction  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Body Length  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Ecosystems  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Hermit Crab Races  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Pulse Rates  
Math Tunes  These math tunes are appropriate for 5th graders. The lyrics are sung to wellknown tunes.


The Singing Math Teachers from Pasco County: presented by Jill Nielsen and Sheila Kotter  
Lesson Plans  These lesson plans relate to the lessons seen in the video clips. Each lesson plan consists of a general concept, objectives, the Sunshine State Standards being used, materials needed and a proposed schedule.


The Literature Connection: Integrating Mathematics into Literature learning the concepts of fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion and probability  
Real Life Activities: Using Recipes to Reinforce Fractions understanding fractions; using various recipes from the Internet  
The Science Connection: Iron Oxide Lab teaching how creating a compound produces heat; collecting and analyzing data  
The Social Studies Connection: Travels of a Florida Migrant Child measurement, scale and number sense  
Using Active Learning to Reinforce Mathematics: comparing distances and lengths of time  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Body Length  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Ecosystems  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Hermit Crab Races  
Using Technology to Enhance Learning: Pulse Rates  
Performance Tasks for Algebraic Thinking for K 5  This section contains a number of questions for students to answer. The tasks also contain the specific Sunshine State Standards being used. These tasks were originally developed as part of a DOE supported project, Algebraic Thinking for K5, directed by Dr. Michael Hynes at the University of Central Florida.


Lizards and Snakes: working with logic  
Pocket Count: analyzing graphs  
Quilting Pattern: determining patterns on a quilt  
Seating Problem: arranging seats at a table according to a pattern  
Seal Problem: deciding how much a cube and a cone weigh  
Stairs: building sets of stairs, creating patterns with stairs  
Performance Tasks for Elementary Mathematics for Grade 5  In this section, objectives are provided to achieve a mathematical goal. Each lesson plan is correlated to the Sunshine State Standards and included a list of materials needed, recommendations for student arrangement, and performance criteria. These tasks were originally developed by Pinellas County teachers.


Elementary Mathematics Performance Tasks Overview: what are performance tasks and how can they be scored?  
Grade 5 Performance Tasks Answer Key: answers to all performance tasks  
Adding and Subtracting Decimals: constructing a bar graph, analyzing data  
Adding and Subtracting Fractions: adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators  
Dividing Whole Numbers: 1Digit Divisors: dividing by 1digit numbers, finding mean, median and mode  
Dividing Whole Numbers: 2Digit Divisors: dividing by 2digit divisors, problem solving to find the least and greatest quotient  
Geometry: understanding intersecting, parallel and perpendicular lines, identifying angles, symmetry and congruency  
Ratio and Probability: finding the probability of an event  
Multiplying and Dividing Decimals: multiplying whole numbers by decimals, dividing decimals by whole numbers  
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions: multiplying whole numbers and fractions, working with range of numbers  
Multiplying Whole Numbers: multiplying up to 5digit numbers by 1digit numbers, finding area  
Understanding Fractions and Mixed Numbers: reading and writing fractions and mixed numbers, estimating lengths  
Understanding Numbers: reading and writing whole numbers to billions, comparing whole numbers  
Using Addition and Subtraction: estimating and calculating sums and differences of 3digit to 6digit numbers.  
Performance Tasks for Program Evaluation for Elementary Grades  This section includes various mathematical performance tasks. Each task begins by labeling the Sunshine State Standards being used. The tasks also contain notes for teachers and materials, if any are needed to complete the task. To conclude the performance tasks, questions are offered for students to answer. These tasks were originally developed as part of a DOE supported project, Florida K5 Program Evaluation, directed by Dr. Michael Hynes at the University of Central Florida.


Bubbles: Teacher Notes data collection, measurement, graphing, interpret data, organize data, make predictions  
Bubbles: Student Worksheet  
Corn Crop: planning a garden working with shapes and positioning of plants  
How Big Are We?: measuring height and lengths  
Trail Mix: reading a letter and determining if the fractions are correct  
Snack Mix: making a snack for a group, working with fractions  
Working with Manipulatives  These four sets of activities encourage students to work with various manipulatives, such as cuisenaire rods and pattern blocks. The activities guide students to use mathematical applications while performing the task. The tasks also encourage teachers to assist their students in working with the various manipulatives.


Working with Cuisenaire Rods: working with number ideas, investigating measurement concepts  
Working with Geoboards: working with polygons, exploring area and perimeter  
Working with Pattern Blocks: comparing and contrasting pattern blocks, exploring fractions and investigating geometry concepts  
Working with Tangrams: problemsolving, spatial sense, relationships among pieces  
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