Fifth Grade

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    Shopping Spree 

    Students will participate as contestants on a game show while reinforcing their calculator skills, decision making about purchases, and spending game show money.  Students will shop at six different shops.  They will receive various amounts of money for use in making their small or large purchases.  Students maintain a detailed account sheet for each shopping venture, improve his or her estimation skills, figure taxes, and use percentages and discounts.  Contestants may not spend more than their allotted amount. Winners of the total game show receive Grand Prize certificates. Information about making purchases is based on advertisements, catalogs, and restaurant menus.

    Roadtrip USA 

    In this unit, students will travel throughout the 48 states via state capitals, popular cities, or popular landmarks. Along the way, they will research the cities and points of interest. They will then use the information to create a Google Slide scrapbook of their journey. Students will need to keep track of mileage, time traveled, and cost of gas.

    Athenian Secret 

    Teams travel through buildings of ancient Athens to solve arithmetic puzzles and problems while gathering clues to a secret formula. Teams create a logo and flag based on Greek symbols. Teams earn drachmas for successfully completing puzzles. Along the way, students learn about ancient Greece's gods, goddesses and famous mathematicians.