In Math 5 A, the student will learn mathematical concepts that are organized according to the following categories: number and operations, algebra, and geometry. Within each category, concepts are developed through the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning, communication, connections, and representations. Building both conceptual knowledge and procedural fluency supports the students development of mathematical thinking and reasoning in solving various problems of authentic contexts. The Scott Foresman and Addison Wesley series textbook, enVisionMATH, is the primary resource for this course.The topics that are presented in this semester build upon the concepts that the student previously learned. The student will extend his understanding of place value to numbers through the millions and billions. He will also extend his ability to represent numbers by learning how to use exponential notation. Fractions and decimals will be studied to determine their relationship. The student will further refine his skills in all four operations and will apply his computational skills to problems involving greater whole numbers and decimals through the thousandths place. Then the student will investigate the concept of numbers through patterns, expressions, and relationships. Through such exercises, the student will gain increased exposure to variables. Numbers will also be connected to geometry as the student measures angles and compares types of polygons.
Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Coursework submissions recorded by the learning management system.
- Participation verified by the virtual education teacher for time spent working offline.
- Academic-based communication between the student and virtual education teacher or learning coach and virtual education teacher.
- Synchronous time with the class, a group or the virtual education teacher recorded by the learning management system or teacher.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Virtual education teacher verifies participation 1 to 3 times weekly