Mr. Conrad -5th Grade Mathematics Teacher
Phone: 754-4001 extension 4100.
Coronavirus Home Learning Connection 5th Grade Mathematics:
Welcome to your students math home connection during this historic time. I ask that the role of the following is guidance for you as a parent/guardian to assist in continuing your student's education. I will update each week with daily/weekly assignments for you to turn in via email (see email above).
Week #1 (3/16): Please complete CLA numbers #3, #4, & #5 on the left-hand side. Please try and turn in digitally if possible.
Week #2 (3/23): Please complete CLA numbers #6, #7, & #8. Please try and turn in digitally if possible.
Week #3 (3/30): CLAs #9, #10, & #11. Please complete and finish Chapter 12 topics if not already completed on StudyIsland. Visit www.studyisland.com
Please take some time to read through the Lesson and the FlashCards for practice before attempting the Practice Questions.
Week #4/5: (4/6 & 4/15)
CLA #12, #13, & #14: ALEKS Students: Please finish topics on Chapter 12 on ALEKS. Visit www.ALEKS.com
ADV-ALEKS Students: Please complete 2 topics/20 minutes Per CLA which ever comes first.
Non-Aleks Students: please complete your assigned StudyIsland topics. Visit www.studyisland.com These topics are for CLA #12, #13, & #14.
***Again, see front of your student's agenda for usernames and passwords.
Week #6 (4/20):
Click Left side of screen CLA #15,#16, & #17
or click below:
CLA #15: See https://www.tvschools.org/olc/130/page/143589
CLA #16: See https://www.tvschools.org/olc/130/page/143589
CLA #17: See https://www.tvschools.org/olc/130/page/143589
Week #7 (4/27):
Click Left side of screen CLA #18,#19, & #20
or click below:
CLA #18: See https://www.tvschools.org/olc/130/page/144034
CLA #19: See https://www.tvschools.org/olc/130/page/144034
CLA #20: See https://www.tvschools.org/olc/130/page/144034
Week #8 (5/4):
Click Left side of screen CLA #21, #22, & #23
Week #9 (5/11):
Click Left side of screen CLA #24, #25, & #26
Let me know if any questions, thanks so much,
Click the '5th Grade Math' link on the left-hand side of this screen to view all announcements & homework assignments.
My undergraduate majors are in Education grades 4-9 Mathematics and Science. My graduate work is a specialized MAT degree in Teaching Mathematics to Middle Childhood ages.
I enjoy just about anything outdoors, but especially enjoy fishing and camping. I also enjoy gardening and raising chickens. I have a wife and two children who attend Tri-Valley.
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe all students are to be held with high expectations in their learning. I understand that it is the classroom environment that can help or hinder as students' understanding of a concept.
Common Core / The NEW Learning Standards
There has been a lot of controversy about the new standards. Speaking in terms of the 'math' standards I have this to say:
With any new change comes growth pains; we must also understand that we live in an ever changing world that must be reflected in the classroom. Thus we are producing a student body that must be adaptive to new styles of learning and new content, this also includes new methods of assessment that will enable them to be productive and successful adults.
The Mathematics Common Core Curriculum is a good move for Ohio in that it places emphasis in two major areas of mathematics that any math teacher will say are weaknesses: first there is an emphasis in the fundamentals/foundational skills. Without the basics, students can't properly climb to the next rung in the ladder in their understandings. Second, the focus on 'conceptual understanding' places greater emphasis on students 'understand their understandings' (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005). This answers the question of do students really understand what their learning or do they just know how to get the answer?