San Rafael, CA, April 10, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- In this 5th grade unit, students learn how to represent and solve comparison and multi-step problems involving all four operations. Bar models and interactive tape diagrams are used throughout the unit to help students organize their thinking and to visualize each step towards the solution. By the end of the unit, students will be able to represent and solve 3-step problems using any combination of required operations.
The unit is anchored in a Real World Investigation about raising money for good causes. In "Ridgewood School's Exercise-A-Thon," students explore how much money can be raised by completing different numbers of exercises using their understanding of multi-step problem solving. By the end of the unit, students will be exercising in the classroom and using deep mathematical thinking to calculate the funds they are raising.
Arjan Khalsa, the CEO of Conceptua Math, explains, “The biggest breakthrough in this new unit is the interactive bar model. Now, every student will be able to make sense of problems that used to seem too complicated to solve.”
About Conceptua Math: Conceptua Math is an upper-elementary on-line curriculum that uniquely blends personal and social learning using visual models which facilitate teacher and student collaboration within the classroom. Each lesson begins with teacher led rich math discussions which facilitate online and offline student tasks. Lessons conclude with daily formative assessments where students make their thinking visible both verbally and in writing.