Super fun math plan for folks finishing 5th grade

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Welcome mathematical adventurer. Yes, we are all socially distanced and using hand sanitizer more than we like, but that doesn't mean we stop learning! If you stay focused and train regularly according to the following schedule, you'll enter next year more prepared than you might believe. Remember, your brain is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets. And you learn the most when you make mistakes and learn from them.

This plan gives you units to focus on within the 5th Grade Math Course on Khan Academy. For each week try to get at least the number of total mastery points in the unit suggested in the table below (and see the picture to the right to know where to find your mastery points in a unit). And keep track of the points you earned in the rightmost column in the table below.

No worries if you fall behind. Just try to practice regularly and do what you can.

Students:

Step 1: Take the 5th grade course challenge (it will take you 30-45 minutes so plan accordingly)

  • If you got over 70%, take it again and again (this is a fast way to earn mastery points). You will get different questions each time. We wouldn’t take it more than three times to begin with, but it really is up to you.

Step 2:

  • Start with the first unit in the course and try to get mastery. If you started by taking the course challenge as suggested in step 1, you’ll likely already have earned some points.  As best as you can, try to keep pace with the plan below. If you feel like you already know a good bit of a unit, take a unit test to earn points faster. One you get a skill to “familiar” or “proficient”, the only way to level it up to “mastered” is through a unit test or mastery challenge ( you’ll see mastery challenges showing up on the course page once per day at the top of the page).

Step 3:

Even if you're able to get some fast mastery points for things you already know, try to earn 100-200 mastery points per day since some of the more advanced topics might need more time.

And, if you've had trouble keeping up with your math classes, you may want to consider doubling up in math over the next several months and also work on the Super-ultra-strong Foundation Plan for 5th Graders (see below). Ideally, share this document with your teacher and parents so they can help you along in this adventure!

A note about mastery points

You earn mastery points by leveling up on skills (each exercise = 1 math skill). You can earn up to 100 points per skill.

Level up via Exercises:

The more questions you get correct in an exercise, the more your skill levels up - and the more mastery points you earn:

  • Get many questions correct (70%-99%) - earn “Familiar” level = 50 points
  • Get all questions correct (100%) - earn “Proficient” level  =  80 points

Once you are “Proficient”, take a Mastery Challenge or Unit Test and get questions about that skill correct to earn “Mastered” level = 100 points

Level Up Faster from Mixed-Skill Assessments:

Unit Tests, Course Challenges, and Mastery Challenges throughout the course test you on multiple skills at once. Answering questions right on those skills will level you up faster!

Super fun math plan for folks finishing 5th grade 

(20-week option - finish by August)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in 5th grade

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Decimal place value

500

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Decimal place value

1050

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Add decimals

350

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Add decimals

350

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Subtract decimals

350

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Subtract decimals

350

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Add and subtract fractions

350

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Add and subtract fractions

350

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Multi-digit multiplication and division

550

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Multiply fractions

650

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Divide fractions

650

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Multiply decimals

400

13

Friday, July 3, 2020

Multiply decimals

750

14

Friday, July 10, 2020

Divide decimals

550

15

Friday, July 17, 2020

Powers of ten

400

16

Friday, July 24, 2020

Volume

650

17

Friday, July 31, 2020

Coordinate plane

350

Algebraic thinking

500

18

Friday, August 7, 2020

Converting units of measure

500

19

Friday, August 14, 2020

Line plots

200

Properties of shapes

300

20

Friday, August 21, 2020

Review and Course challenge

70% on challenge

Super fun math plan for folks finishing 5th grade 

(12-week option - finish by June)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in 5th grade

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Decimal place value

500

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Decimal place value

1050

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Add decimals

700

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Subtract decimals

700

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Add and subtract fractions

700

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Multi-digit multiplication and division

550

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Multiply fractions

650

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Divide fractions

650

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Multiply decimals

750

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Divide decimals

550

Powers of ten

400

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Volume

650

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Review and Course challenge

70% on challenge

If you have more time during any week, work on these units:

Coordinate plane

350

Algebraic thinking

500

Converting units of measure

500

Line plots

200

Properties of shapes

300

Super-ultra-strong foundation learning plan for students completing 5th grade

Greetings you-who-are-hungry for knowledge. Below is a plan to ensure you have ultra strong foundations on which to build your mathematical knowledge. Follow this plan alongside the 5th grade plan over the course of the next few months and you will be unstoppable!

Try to keep up with this plan as best as you can. Since you likely know some of the foundational arithmetic already, the course challenge will give you credit for what you know and show you skills/units where you could use more practice. Even if you're able to get some fast mastery points for things you already know, try to earn 100-200 mastery points per day since some of the more advanced topics might need more time.  

Students:

Step 1: Take the Arithmetic course challenge (it will take you 30-45 minutes so plan accordingly)

  • If you got over 70%, take it again and again (this is a fast way to earn mastery points and move on). You will get different questions each time. We wouldn’t take it more than three times to begin with.

Step 2:

  • Start with the first unit in the course and try to get mastery. As best as you can, try to keep pace with the plan below. If you feel like you already know a good bit of a unit, take a unit test to level up faster. One you get a skill to “familiar” or “proficient”, the only way to level it up to “mastered” is through a unit test or mastery challenge (that you’ll see mastery challenges showing up on the course page once per day).

Step 3:

  • Keep going. Be your best self. Own your destiny.

Super-ultra-strong foundation learning plan for students completing 5th grade

(20-week option - finish by August)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in Arithmetic

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Addition and subtraction

600

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Addition and subtraction

1200

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Addition and subtraction

1400

Multiplication and division

400

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Multiplication and division

1000

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Multiplication and division

1600

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Multiplication and division

2200

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Multiplication and division

2900

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Fractions

600

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Fractions

1200

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Fractions

1800

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Fractions

2400

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Fractions

3000

13

Friday, July 3, 2020

Fractions

3600

14

Friday, July 10, 2020

Decimals

600

15

Friday, July 17, 2020

Decimals

1200

16

Friday, July 24, 2020

Decimals

1800

17

Friday, July 31, 2020

Decimals

2400

18

Friday, August 7, 2020

Decimals

2900

19

Friday, August 14, 2020

Decimals

3400

20

Friday, August 21, 2020

Review and Course challenge

70% on challenge

Super-ultra-strong foundation learning plan for students completing 5th grade

(12-week option - finish by June)

Week

Ending

Unit to focus on in Arithmetic

Try to get at least this many mastery points in the unit

How many points did you get that week?

1

Friday, April 10, 2020

Course challenge - Earn mastery for what you already know!

Addition and subtraction

900

2

Friday, April 17, 2020

Addition and subtraction

1400

Multiplication and division

300

3

Friday, April 24, 2020

Multiplication and division

1300

4

Friday, May 1, 2020

Multiplication and division

2300

5

Friday, May 8, 2020

Multiplication and division

2900

Fractions

400

6

Friday, May 15, 2020

Fractions

1500

7

Friday, May 22, 2020

Fractions

2600

8

Friday, May 29, 2020

Fractions

3600

9

Friday, June 5, 2020

Decimals

1100

10

Friday, June 12, 2020

Decimals

2200

11

Friday, June 19, 2020

Decimals

3400

12

Friday, June 26, 2020

Review and Course Challenge

70% on challenge