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 Unit Details

Unit Title
Area
Unit Number
5MA12
Course
Fifth Grade Math
Content Area
Math
Description
Students will understand that base and height are measurements that are used to find the area of a triangle.
Timeline
2 Week(s)
Enduring Understandings
Mathematicians make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Mathematicians reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Mathematicians construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
Mathematicians model with mathematics.
Mathematicians attend to precision.
Mathematicians look for and make sense of structure.
Mathematicians make generalizations.





Essential Questions
How do students find the area of a triangle by counting squares or using a formula?
How do students identify a base and corresponding perpendicular height of a given triangle?
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Standard
Standard Component
  
Justify the reasonableness of a product when multiplying with fractions
A. Estimate the size of the product based on the size of the two factors.
B. Explain why multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than 1 results in a product larger than the given number.
C. Explain why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than the given number.
D. Explain why multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same number is equivalent to multiplying the fraction by 1.
 











  
  
Standard
Standard Component
  
Extend the concept of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
A. Recognize the relationship between multiplying fractions and finding the areas of rectangles with fractional side lengths
B. Calculate and interpret the product of a fraction by a whole number and a whole number by a fraction.
C. Calculate and interpret the product of two fractions less than one.