CCSS: Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd.) Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
By fifth grade, students continue to learn more complicated, higher order thinking math problems. Often in this grade, students are lost once algebra is introduced and more difficult geometry problems are required. Using Internet4Classrooms.com, Learningwithmathgames.com and hoodamath.com provide many fun games to reinforce these skills.
It may be a good time to use ixl.com daily as a warmup and use mathplayground.com videos to enhance understanding. MathPlayground videos are organized by content strand and make very simple presentations of each skill.
As students are getting ready for middle school, it is still important to refine their skills and allow them to gain confidence in their mathematical ability. This is a good time to allow students to make math games as an independent study project or a listed free time activity. Students begin to enjoy making games and claiming ownership of their learning.
The lessons and math games for each grade level are endless. It is important that teachers become familiar with websites that can enhance student learning while keeping their interest high. Teachers show children they are lifelong learners and this type of activity and knowledge encourages them to be as well.