UNITS

Unit:
• Place Value up to 10,000
Essential Questions:
• What is place value and why is it important?
• How is place value related to addition and subtraction?
• What strategies can be used to work with large numbers?
• How can place value help us understand and compare numbers?
• How can place value help us break large numbers down into smaller parts?
• What types of math problems can be solved using place value?
• How can we use place value to round numbers?
• How does place value help us understand the structure of a number?
• How do we use place value to count by tens, hundreds, and thousands?
• How does place value help us to create larger numbers from smaller ones?
Unit:
• Addition: Mental and Written Strategies
Essential Questions:
• What strategies can we use to solve addition problems quickly and accurately?
• How can we use mental math to check our answers to addition problems?
• What does it mean to break down a number in order to add it?
• How can we use place value to help us understand addition?
• What strategies can we use to add larger numbers?
• How can we use written methods to add two or more numbers?
• What is the relationship between addition and multiplication?
• How can we use estimation to check the reasonableness of our addition answers?
Unit:
• Subtraction: Mental and Written Strategies
Essential Questions:
• What are some mental math strategies that can be used to solve subtraction problems?
• How can understanding place value help to solve subtraction problems?
• When do we use written strategies to solve subtraction problems?
• What strategies can be used to help solve subtraction problems with larger numbers?
• How can tracking the movement of digits help us solve subtraction problems?
Unit:
• Length
Essential Questions:
• How can we measure length accurately?
• What strategies can we use to compare lengths?
• How can we use a ruler or a measuring tape to measure length?
• How can we use a scale to measure length?
• How can we calculate perimeter and area?
• How can we convert units of measure?
• How can we use length to solve real-world problems?
Unit:
• Problem Solving and Communicating
Essential Questions:
• What strategies can students use to solve multi-step math problems?
• How can students effectively communicate the process they used to solve a math problem?
• How does collaboration help students to understand and solve a math problem?
• In what ways can students utilize problem solving skills to build their math understanding?
• How can students effectively work as teams to solve a math problem?
• How can students use problem solving strategies to develop creative problem solving skills?
• What strategies can students use to identify patterns in problem solving?
• How can problem solving strategies be applied across different math concepts?
• How can students use technology to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills?
• How can students use problem solving to develop an appreciation for math?
Unit:
• Multiplication Strategies
Essential Questions:
• How can we use visual models and verbal expressions to represent multiplication problems?
• How can we use various strategies to solve multiplication problems?How can we use tools such as skip counting and the commutative property to help us solve multiplication problems?
• What is the relationship between multiplication and division?
• Why is it important to understand multiplication strategies?
• How can we use multiplication to solve real-world problems?
Unit:
• Multiplication and Division (Inverse Relationships)
Essential Questions:
• What is the relationship between multiplication and division?
• How do we use the inverse operations of multiplication and division to solve problems?
• How can we use arrays and repeated addition to help us solve multiplication problems?
• How can we use grouping and sharing to help us solve division problems?
• What strategies can we use to help us remember the multiplication and division facts?
• How can we apply the concept of multiplication and division in our daily lives?
Unit:
• Fractions
Essential Questions:
• What is a fraction?
• How do we represent fractions?
• How can fractions be compared and ordered?
• What is a unit fraction?
• How can fractions be added and subtracted?
• How can fractions be multiplied and divided?
• How can fractions be used to solve real-world problems?
• What are equivalent fractions?
• How can fractions be converted to decimals?
• What is the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents?
Unit:
• Time, 3D Shapes, and Angles
Essential Questions:
• What is the difference between a 2D and 3D shape?
• How do we measure time using different units?
• What types of angles are there?
• How do we use coordinates to label points on a plane?
• What is the relationship between time, 3D shapes and angles?
• How can we use 3D shapes and angles to solve real-world problems?
• How do we calculate elapsed time?
• How can measuring angles and 3D shapes help us better understand our environment?
Unit:
• Organizing and Interpreting Data
Essential Questions:
• How can data be organized to help make sense of it?
• What are some ways to collect data?
• What are the key elements of an organized data set?
• What are the different types of graphs and how can they be used to represent data?
• What strategies can be used to interpret data?
• How can data be used to make predictions?
• How can data be used to compare different groups?
• What is the importance of data analysis?
Unit:
• Problem Solving and Reasoning
Essential Questions:
• How can we use problem solving and reasoning to solve math problems?
• What strategies can we use to identify patterns and relationships when solving math problems?
• How can we use problem solving and reasoning to solve real-world problems?
• How can we effectively communicate our problem-solving processes and solutions?
• How can we use problem solving and reasoning to identify the cause and effect of a given situation?
• What are the differences between problem solving and reasoning?