Weekly Overview

Weekly Topics

 The focus of this week’s instruction is to deepen students’ understanding of:

  • Division
  • Decomposing Fractions
  • Comparing Fractions
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Materials Needed

  • Student Print Packets for each day
  • End of Week Assessment

Standards Covered

4.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

4.NF.B.3 Understand a fraction 𝑎/𝑏 with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.

  1. Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
  2. Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions by using a visual fraction model.
  3. Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  4. Solve contextual problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators.


  • Tape Diagrams:  Tape diagrams are also called “bar models” and consist of a simple bar drawing that students make and adjust to fit a word or computation problem. Example:  A goat produces 5,212 gallons of milk a year. A cow produces 17,279 gallons of milk a year. How much more milk does a goat need to produce to make the same amount of milk as a cow? 
Rising Grade 5 Week 3 Example 1


  • Number Line: Is a visual representation that allows math students of all levels to develop an understanding of the relative magnitude and position of numbersExample:


Rising Grade 5 Week 3 Example 2


  • Standard Algorithm: standard algorithm or method is a specific method of computation which is conventionally taught for solving mathematical problems. ​​​​​​​
Rising Grade 5 Week 3 Example 3

Additional Terms and Symbols

  • Bundling, making, renaming, changing, exchanging, regrouping, trading (e.g., exchanging 10 ones for 1 ten)
  • Decompose (change a larger unit for an equivalent of a smaller unit, e.g., 1 half = 2 fourths, 1 ten = 10 ones; partition a number into 2 or more parts, e.g., 2 fourths = 1 fourth + 1 fourth, 5 = 2 + 2 + 1
  • Difference (answer to a subtraction problem)
  • Digit (any of the numbers 0 to 9; e.g., What is the value of the digit in the tens place?)
  • Endpoint (used with rounding on the number line; the numbers that mark the beginning and end of a given interval)
  • Equivalent fractions (fractions that name the same size or amount)
  • Fraction
  •  Fractional unit (e.g., half, third, fourth)
  • Multiple (product of a given number and any other whole number)
  •  Non-unit fraction (fractions with numerators other than 1)
  • Place value (the numerical value that a digit has by virtue of its position in a number)
  • Rounding (approximating the value of a given number)
  • Standard form (a number written in the format 135)
  • Sum (answer to an addition problem)
  • Unit fraction (fractions with numerator 1
  • Whole (e.g., 2 halves, 3 thirds, 4 fourths)

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks: Materials List.

Alternative Video Links

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