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**Write and interpret numerical expressions **

**5.OA.A.1 **Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

How Many Expressions?

What Year Is It?

**Analyze patterns and relationships**

**5.OA.A.2 **Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 x (8+7). Recognize that 3 x (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.

Remove

**5.OA.B.3 **Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 0, generate terms in the resulting sequences, and observe that the terms in one sequence are twice the corresponding terms in the other sequence. Explain informally why this is so.

**Patterns on the Coordinate Plane Task Cards (A-D)**

**Understand the place value system**

**5.NBT.A.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.

**5.NBT.A.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 = 3x100 + 4x10 + 7x1 + 3 x (1/10) + 9 x (1/100) + 2 x (1/1000)

Representing Decimals

b. Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using>, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

Place Value Compare

**5.NBT.A.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.

Multiplying a Whole Number by a Power of 10

Multiplying a Decimal by a Power of 10

**5.NBT.A.4 **Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.**Rounding Decimals**** on a Number Line (v. 1)**

**Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths**

**Make the Largest Product (3 x 2-digit)Literature Link: One Grain of Rice**

**5.NBT.B.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.

Decimal Subtraction Spin

Multiplying Decimals (Decimal x Decimal)

Dividing Decimals with Base Ten Blocks

**5.NBT.B.6** Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using 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, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

Division Strategy: Multiplying Up

Estimate the Quotient

**Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add ****and subtract fractions****5.NF.A.1 **Add
and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed
numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a
way as to produce an equivalent sum or differences of fractions with
like denominators.

**Create Equivalent Fractions to Add Unlike Fractions Add and Compare**

**5.NF.A.2 **Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers. For example, recognize an incorrect result 2/5 + ½ = 3/7 by observing that 3/7 < ½.

Word Problems: Add and Subtract Fractions

Literature Link: The Wishing Club (v.1)

Literature Link: The Wishing Club (v.2)

**Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions****5.NF.B.3** Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g. by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.

Word Problems: Fractions and Mixed Number Quotients

**5.NF.B.5** Interpret multiplication as scaling (resizing) by:

a. Comparing the size of a product to the size of one factor on the basis of the size of the other factor, without performing the indicated multiplication.

b. Explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product greater than the given number; explaining why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number, and relating the principle of fraction equivalence a/b= nxa)/(nxb) to the effect of multiplying a/b x 1.

Who Has the Longest Line?

**5.NF.B.4 **Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.

a. Interpret the product (a/b) x q as a parts of a partition of q into b equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations a x q÷b. For example, use a visual fraction model to show (2/3) x 4 = 8/3, and create a story context for this equation. Do the same with (2/3) x (4/5) = 8/15. (In general, (a/b) x (c/d) = ac/bd)

Multiply Unit Fractions by Non-Unit Fractions**Find a Fractional Part of a Group (v. 1)**

b. Find the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths by tiling it with unit squares of the appropriate unit fraction side lengths and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. Multiply fractional side lengths to find areas of rectangles, and represent fraction products as rectangular areas.

Find Areas of Rectangles

**5.NF.B.6** Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g. by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.

Mixed Number x Fraction Models

Whole Number x Mixed Number Models**Literature Link: The Lion's Share**

**5.NF.B.7** Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.

a. Interpret division of a unit fraction by a non-zero whole number and compute such quotients. For example, create a story context for (1/3)÷4, and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (1/3)÷4 = 1/12 because (1/12) x 4 = 1/3.

Divide a Unit Fraction by a Whole Number

b. Interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction, and compute such quotients. For example, create a story context for 4÷(1/5), and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that 4 ÷ (1/5) =20 because 20 x (1/5 )=4.

Divide a Whole Number by a Unit Fraction (v. 1)

Divide a Whole Number by a Unit Fraction (v. 2)

c. Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g. by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share 1/2lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?