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NUMBERS AND BASE TEN, PART A. Interactive, creative and challenging math support that will encourage and develop skill and confidence for 5TH GRADE LEARNERS. (Conceptual Math producing Efficiency and Accuracy)
Michael Thurman, M.Ed.
126 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
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Once per week
over 8 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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This 5th grade math course will benefit students in homeschooling, public, private settings when they partner with me, their math specialist, for learning, weekly support and success! No prior knowledge is necessary for this course other than the completion of 5th grade math, or for those entering the 5th grade. However, students needing remediation, on grade level practice, or above grade level challenge will also benefit from the material that is taught in the these small classes. This...
The goal of this initial class, Week 1, is simply to introduce and learn the format and interactive program which will be used for an 8 week course. Students will interact, be able to ask questions and gain experience using my interactive program. I will introduce all aspects of my one hour per week class period; fact fluency, computational fluency and the specific targeted skills for a particular class, and then explain how students can use their interactive math program to practice what they learn between scheduled classes. The following 7 weeks are detailed in "Class Experience." Subsequent 8 week courses will eventually cover all 5 strands of mathematics: Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Numbers and Base Ten- Whole Numbers and Decimals, Numbers and Base Ten-Fractions, Measurement and Data, and Geometry. This course can stand alone, provide extra support or be a part of sequential learning, depending on the need or desire. Conceptualization of math topics is always key, producing an outcome of understanding, efficiency and accuracy with computation, using standard algorithms. Mathematical problem-solving strategies will be taught as well. After fact fluency and computation checks (also key learning goals) are completed, the remainder of the class will focus on the concept outlined for the designated week. Students will develop understanding by working with the teacher. With my oversight and student/teacher dialogue, the student will be prepared to move forward independently for the assigned homework. I will monitor student work over the course of the week to ensure that mastery is taking place. Points of confusion or clarification would be addressed in the next class, if needed.
Homework will be assigned weekly and I will monitor students between classes, and even communicate with them through the program itself while they are working. I will designate mid-weekly class check-ins. Generally speaking, homework that is assigned on a Monday, for example, would not be due until the following Monday. However, this can be flexible when circumstances require it. Assignments will be differentiated, and there are always ways to remediate, practice grade level concepts, or move ahead.
Paper and pencil is required, of course, and a device to access a student's online subscription (math homework) is needed. Subscriptions for IXL will be PROVIDED BY ME and included when students enroll with no cost to parents. Students will have access to their IXL subscriptions as long as they are enrolled in my classes that are offered and are actively participating in them. There are NO books, worksheets, etc. needed; no paperwork to be kept. Simple, Neat and Mobile! Take your class with you anywhere you want. There will be a cap size of 7-8 students per class creating an ideal learning environment. There will be continuous, sequential math courses offered by "A Creative, Interactive Math Journey...Together, We Can Do This!". Again, these courses could easily provide all of the mathematical training needed for families who homeschool, as well as provide help and support in traditional settings.
The student will be assessed by the completion of their assigned online work. Grading is instantaneous and visible by the teacher, as well as by the parents. Missed problems will be explained instantaneously via the program. I can also monitor student work remotely as they work and offer suggestions in real time. This aspect does not require video conferencing. It is done through my digital math platform, a simply awesome feature. That time would be arranged via email and a determined time to watch the student work could be established. There will be no waiting from class to class to see progress. Misconceptions that may result will provide teacher/student dialog in the next class. Again, the classwork will be differentiated. Students who need more time on a concept will receive it. Those who need challenge can move ahead if desired. I will monitor all aspects of success and struggle and parents will be able to see their student's progress as well. Students will be required to strive for an 80% on each learning target that has been taught and then assigned. This demonstrates a baseline of mastery of the concept for the teacher. If desired, students can move beyond 80% as the questions often become more rigorous. A diagnostic aspect of my program will allow me to see areas of strength and weakness and communicate with parents regarding specific points of need or challenge.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Michael Thurman, M.Ed.
An Elementary Math Teacher for Many Years with Proven Success
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
126 total reviews
141 completed classes
Hi, there! My name is Mr. Thurman and I enjoy teaching math. And, at “Math You Can Do” we’re always cooking up some good “recipes” for a tasty math experience! I was a public and private school educator for 36 years, and have experience teaching...