Grand Meadow ISD 495‚Äč

710 4th Ave NE  PO Box 68  Grand Meadow, MN 55936  Phone: 507-754-5318  Fax: 507-754-5608

5th Grade Mathematics Syllabus
Mr. Justin Bowland

Math Connects. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. 2009

Course Description:
This year in 5th grade mathematics we will be covering a lot of new material, while building on previous skills and concepts. A big part of this year will be involving numbers and operations. We will be working on estimation and finding quotients of whole numbers, including quotients of multidigit numbers. Along with that, numbers and operations this year will be covering how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. Another big portion of this mathematics class will be geometry and measurements. This will include finding the volume and surface area of three dimensional figures.
Along the way, we will also be learning more about problem solving, how to use the tools and language of mathematics, and how to think mathematically.             

Course Outline
Chapter 1: Use Place Value
Chapter 2: Add and Subtract Whole Numbers and Decimals
Chapter 3: Multiply Whole Numbers
Chapter 4: Divide Whole Numbers
Chapter 5: Use Algebraic Expressions
Chapter 6: Use Equations and Function Tables
Chapter 7: Display and Interpret Data
Chapter 8: Develop Fraction Concepts
Chapter 9: Use Factors and Multiples
Chapter 10: Add and Subtract Fractions
Chapter 11: Use Measures in the Customary System
Chapter 12: Use Measures in the Metric System
Chapter 13: Identify, Compare, and Classify Geometric Figures
Chapter 14: Measure Perimeter, Area, and Volume
Chapter 15: Use Probability to Make Predictions

Weighting of Grades/Grade Cutoffs:
Grades will be weighted according to the following:
70%     Tests/Quizzes/Projects
30%     Homework/Classwork

100%-90% - A to A-
89%-80% - B+ to B-
79%-70% - C+ to C-
69%-60% - D+ to D-
Below 60% - F

Late Work/Missing Work:
Assignments turned in late will be deducted a letter grade.  Any missing work at the end of mid-quarter will change to a zero.

Extra Credit
Extra credit will not be offered.

Make-up Work Policy
If a student is absent, the student is responsible for the information/assignments given during their absence.  Daily work/notes can be found on my webpage, Schoology, or can be copied from other students.

Classroom Expectations:
1. Listen and Follow Directions
2. Raise Your Hand Before Speaking or Leaving Your Seat
3. Respect Your Classmates and Your Teacher
4. Keep Hands, Feet, And Objects to Yourself

Cell Phones: 
Cell phones will not be allowed in class.  Cell phones should be kept in student backpacks and turned off.  If a student has a cell phone out during class I will take it and the student can get it from me at the end of the day.  If it happens a second time the phone will be turned into the office and a parent will need to come to school to get the student’s phone.

iPads are to be used for educational purposes only.  If a student is caught playing games, surfing the internet, or anything else that is NOT directly related to this class, their iPad privileges may be taken away.

Food & Beverages
Water is the only beverage allowed in the classroom, unless it is a special occasion. No food or snacks will be allowed in class. Gum will be allowed, but if I find it anywhere but the trash we will lose that privilege.

Rewards for following the rules:
Verbal Praise
Written note of positive behaviors
Call/Email to parents
Teacher discretion awards

Discipline plan when rules are not followed:
Verbal warning
Removal to hall/detention
Teacher/student meeting
Parent/student/teacher meeting
Removal from class/administration action

It is up to my discretion on how to handle a student’s behavior, but may require sitting down and meeting with parents and or administrator to establish a plan of action.
I am extremely excited to get to know each of you and do some enjoyable and exciting things in the math this year. I look forward to having a fun and successful school year!