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  • Math-Grade 5



    Chapter 1:

    Place value:   Add and Subtract Whole Numbers and Decimals  pages 1-46


    Chapter 2- Multiplying  Whole Numbers and Decimals pages 49-85


    Chapter  3- Divide Whole Numbers and Decimals  pages 104-138


    Chapter 4-Data, Statistics, and Graphs  pages 152-186


    Chapter 5-Number Theory and Fraction Concepts  pages 200-238









           Classroom News-Social Studies




    The First Americans-Unit 1

    Native Americans came to the Americas between 27,000 and 32,000 years ago, arriving form Europe and Asia.  With ice covering much of the North, Native Americans relied on hunting for food.  As the climate began to change over the centuries, Native Americans developed new ways to meet their needs.



    Social Studies  Chapter 2-Native Americans  pages 54-85

    Native Americans developed indiviual cultures in the regions they settled.  For example, some Native Americans groups farmed to get food, while others hunted or herded.  Many of the these Native American cultures, however, shared similar beliefs and customs. 


    Chapter 3-The Age of Exploration pages 94-113

    For 1,000 years, Europe experienced very little growth and expansion.  Many people weren't interested  in a world outside  their own.   However,  adventures like Marco Polo explored places such as China, Africa, and Arabia, which led to  international trade.


    Chapter 4-Contact and Exploration pages 114-147

    The meeting of cultures from Europe and the Americas casued a great change in people's lives on five continents.  While  leading  to the death of thousands of Native Americans and Africans, it also led to a new knowledge of Earth and exchange  of resources.


    Social Studies

    Chapter 5-The Settlement of North America pages 148-171

    Map of Colonial Settlement of North America to 1750





    With the wealth of Spanish colonies attracting other European countries, the French, the Dutch, and the English claimed lands in North America.  The French colonies grew slowly because most French colonists were fur traders or missionaries rather than settlers.  The English colonies grew more rapidly.