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224 | 5th Grade Math & Science | Mrs. Julie Conley, NBCT
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5th Grade Homework - McIlvain and Kolkmeyer

Policies, Procedures & Important Dates

January 11 - Room 224 Mid-Year NWEA math test at 12:00pm
January 12 - Room 224 Mid-Year NWEA reading test at 8:00am
January 15 - MLK Day - No School
February 19 - Presidents' Day
March 24-31 - Spring Break! 

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. These days are all or nothing grades of either 5 or 0. Other days, the homework will be collected and graded. 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. If a student is SURE they turned in work and it's marked as "missing" they should check the no-name papers!

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 (in their locker, closet, left at home) will receive a "missing" score in the grade book.
Classwork that was not turned in when it was due at the end of class will be accepted for a partial grade.

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 2nd Quarter
Monday - PE (click for PE link)
Tuesday - 
PE (click for PE link)
Wednesday - Library or Computers (alternating)
Thursday - Art
Friday - PE (1st and 2nd quarters)

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 8
Numerical Expressions, Patterns, and Relationships
Jan 8 - Topics 1-7 Review
Jan 9 Topics 1-7 Review
Jan 10 Topics 1-7 Review
Jan 11 - Schedule change due to NWEA Topics 1-7 Review
Jan 12 - Schedule change due to NWEA Topics 1-7 Review
Jan 16 - 8-1 Using Variables to Write Expressions
Jan 17 -8-2 Order of Operations
Jan 18 -8-3 Simplifying Expressions
Jan 19 -8-4 Evaluating Expressions
Jan 22 -8-5 Addition and Subtraction Expressions
Jan 23 -8-6 Multiplication and Division Expressions
Jan 24 -8-7 Patterns: Extending Tables
Jan 25 -8-8 Variables and Expressions
Jan 26 -8-9 Problem Solving - Use Reasoning
Jan 29 -Study Day
Jan 30 - Topic 8 Exam

Useful Links
Simple Machines


Our capacity to see and invent relationships between effort and work produced through simple machines has led us into a world that is becoming more technologically oriented. Knowledge of these relationships is necessary for understanding all mechanics. The Levers and Pulleys Module consists of four investigations that involve students in fundamental concepts of simple machines.


  • Gain experience with the concept of force and the application of force to do work. 
  • Gain experience with the relationships between the components of lever systems and pulley systems. 
  • Gain experience with the concept of advantage as it relates to simple machines.
  •  Analyze real-world tools and machines in terms of the simple machines that make them work. 
  • Systematically collect and record data. 
  • Use measurement in the context of scientific investigations. 
  • Use diagrams to translate three-dimensional relationships into two dimensions. 
  • Acquire vocabulary associated with two simple machines (levers and pulleys). 
  • Apply mathematics in the context of science. 
  • Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations: observing, communicating, comparing, organizing, and relating.
Julie Kolkmeyer,
Sep 1, 2017, 5:35 AM