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Sample Parent Letter: Fractions in Grade 5
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Sample Parent Letter: Fractions in Grade 5


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Subject MathFractions
Grade Level Grades 3-5
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

The AFT has prepared sample parent letters on selected mathematics topics for grades K-8. Available in English and Spanish, the aim is to help parents better understand some of the new language in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and strategies they may see their children use on their journey to achieving the understanding and skills required by CCSS. New letters will be added throughout the year. You can personalize these letters with your school name, logo and signature and send to parents or post on your school's website. Aligned with Common Core Standard: 5.NF.4, 5.NF.7b




February 12, 2020
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Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.
Interpret the product (?/?) × ? as a parts of a partition of ? into ? equal parts; equivalently, as the result of a sequence of operations ? × ? ÷ ?.
Find the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths by tiling it with unit squares of the appropriate unit fraction side lengths, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. Multiply fractional side lengths to find areas of rectangles, and represent fraction products as rectangular areas.
3 Reviews
I'm very glad to see the rich involvement of AFT in the CCSS effort. Modeling professional collaboration toward strengthening the education system is fantastic. After 16 years as a mathematics and science teacher (and an AFT member), another 15 as a math/sci curriculum director, and the past 10 as the STEM Education Program manager for a large PBS affiliate, it is great to see what our professionals can accomplish when they pull up on their bootstraps and share their expertise with others.
December 12, 2013
Very useful resource for parents!
November 23, 2013
This parent letter is a great resource for sharing important math information with parents.
April 25, 2013