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224 | 5th Grade Math & Science | Mrs. Julie Conley, NBCT

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Textbook - username Conley224 password math224

Google Classroom (includes math videos)

Class Wish List

5th Grade Homework - McIlvain and Kolkmeyer

Policies and Procedures & Important Dates

September 12 - Band presentation
September 13 - Beginning of year NWEA 
September 14 - Beginning of year NWEA
September 15 - Band tryouts (during school)
September 18 - Math Test
September 22 - Back to School BBQ
September 28 - Picture Day
October 6 - Progress Reports

Homework Policy:
Math homework will be graded DAILY. Some days, the homework will just be spot-checked, meaning that 5 points will be given for 100% completion (all questions answered with effort). Other days, the work will be graded and points will be awarded based on the number of correct answers given. I encourage students to keep their workbook pages in the workbook to prevent it from getting lost. They should only tear it out if I ask to collect it on a given day. 

Extra Credit:
Extra credit is occasionally offered on math tests for completing the optional online practice. Typically, no other extra credit opportunities are given and extra credit is never given on an individual basis to boost scores to the next letter grade on report cards. 

Reading and Social Studies: 
Information can be found on Ms. McIlvain's webpage. For information about language classes or specials, please see that teacher's page.   

Late Work:
Late homework is not accepted for a grade. Math homework is due at the beginning of math class. Students who forgot to complete the work or who do not have it with them in class will receive a "missing" score in the grade book which counts as a zero.
Classwork that was not turned in when it was due at the end of class will be accepted for a grade, but a point will be taken off for each day it is late. 

Absent Work:
Students will have the same number of days to complete work after an absence as the days they were absent. I encourage students to use the homework link to be sure they complete all homework. Any handouts that were given during an absence will be given to the student. 

Specials for 4th Quarter
Monday - PE (click for PE link)
Tuesday - 
PE (click for PE link)
Wednesday - Library or Computers
Thursday - Art
Friday - PE

Grading Scale:
100-90 = A (greatly exceeds standards)
89-80 = B (exceeds standards)
79-70 = C (meets standards)
69-60 = D (below standards)
59-0 = F
Topic 2 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Sep 19 2-1 Mental Math
Sep 20 2-2 Rounding Whole Numbers and Decimals
Sep 21 2-3 Estimating Sums and Differences
Sep 22 2-4 Modeling Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Sep 25 2-5 Problem Solving
Sep 26 2-6 Adding Decimals
Sep 27 2-7 Subtracting Decimals
Sep 28 2-8 Study Day
Sep 29 Topic 2 Test 

Useful Links
Solar Energy


The Solar Energy Module consists of four investigations that allow students to experience solar energy firsthand and to investigate the variables that affect solar-energy transfer.


  • Become aware of the potential of solar energy, an inexhaustible source, as an alternative energy source to fossil fuels, a nonrenewable source.
  • Observe differences in size and position of shadows as a result of the relative positions of Earth and the Sun.
  • Gain experience using a compass to orient objects on Earth.
  • Become proficient in using a thermometer to monitor temperature change in a variety of materials.
  • Observe solar-energy transfer in a variety of situations.
  • Relate the rate and amount of temperature change to variables involved in energy transfer.
  • Design solar water heaters and passive solar space heaters.
  • Apply mathematics in the context of science.
  • Acquire vocabulary associated with solar energy and energy transfer.
  • Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations: observing, communicating, comparing, organizing, and relating.
Julie Kolkmeyer,
Sep 1, 2017, 5:35 AM