Students are engaged in problem solving with more rigor and relevance. Constant reviewing is conducted in the classroom to assist students in the vast amount of material covered throughout the year. Expectations include knowing their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts prior to entering 5th grade. With the county promoting more rigor and relevance in the classroom, students are exposed to Pre-Algebra material along with 21st Century thinking skills. Daily homework is given to assist students to independently practice concepts taught in class.
Basic skills that students will have learned will be extended. Students explore the following : geometry, measurement, statistics, probability, patterns and functions and number theory. An introduction to algebraic symbolism will prepare students for pre-algebra. All sixth grade standards of learning will be covered and students will take a sixth grade math SOL test at the end of the year.
Students in 5th grade explore World Studies during the course of the year. This is a bridge between the study of ancient civilizations in second and third grade and world history courses in high school. Students study North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Exploring geographical regions of these continents and studying the history and culture of each continent helps build cultural awareness. We focus on critical thinking and research skills.