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5th Grade Part D, Creative, Interactive Elementary Math...Together, We Can Do This!

Michael Thurman, M.Ed.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(203)
NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS-FRACTIONS, PART D! Interactive, Creative and Challenging math support that will encourage, develop skill and confidence with FRACTIONS for 5TH GRADE STUDENTS. (Conceptual Math producing Efficiency and Accuracy)

Class experience

US Grade 5
The goal of this initial class, Week 1, is simply to introduce and learn the format and interactive program which will be used for this 11 week course.  (For returning students, we will jump right into the first topics listed on the syllabus.)  New 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 pre-algebra 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 10 weeks are detailed in "Class Experience."  Subsequent courses, usully 8-11 week courses, are continually being developed and listed that 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. This course will primarily focus and NUMBER AND OPERATIONS-FRACTIONS necessary for 5th graders.
Homework Offered
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 can 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.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
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 and students. 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.
Grades Offered
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 6 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.
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(203)
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... 
Group Class


for 11 classes
1x per week, 11 weeks
60 min

Completed by 10 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-11
3-6 learners per class

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