Solve two- and multi-step word problems involving addition and subtraction of decimals.
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Let students work on each problem on the Problem Set independently and circulate to see whether students are solving correctly. If not, come back together to discuss how/what to draw on a tape diagram, then allow them to try again on their own. Encourage students to use a strategy of their choice to assess the reasonableness of their answer.
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Act 1: Show the first 24 seconds of the following video from the 2016 Olympics (making sure students do not see the title of it) -
Who won the relay? By how much?
USA takes gold in Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay by is made available by YouTube under the Standard YouTube License. Accessed Feb. 11, 2018, 2:37 p.m..
Act 2: Use the following information to solve -
Nation | Swimmers |
United States |
Caeleb Dressel (48.1) Michael Phelps (47.12) Ryan Held (47.73) Nathan Adrian (46.97) |
France |
Mehdy Metella (48.08) Fabien Gilot (48.2) Florent Manaudou (47.14) Jeremy Stravius (47.11) |
Act 3: Reveal the answer -
The United States won the race. They beat France's time by 0.61 seconds.
Act 4 (the sequel) -
What was the leading team's time in minutes and seconds?
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Lina brought $10 to the fair.
How much money did Lina have left?
Spring 2018 Grade 5 Mathematics Test is made available by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. © 2017 Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Accessed Dec. 4, 2018, 2:38 p.m..
Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.?