EPP Mission (2018-19)

    We, EPPers, will stretch our brains to capacity and will have lots of fun!

    We will help, challenge, support, and celebrate each other.   

    We will take our time, work at our own pace, and learn from our mistakes.

    We will persevere TOGETHER in problem solving and try, try again!

    We will give 5/3rd effort everyday!

    Testing Information

    Fifth Grade EPPers will take the  Sixth Grade AIR (American Institute of Research) Math Test on Wednesday, April 10th and  Thursday, April 11th. Fifth Grade EPPers will have 90 minutes to take the math test each day.  This test will be taken on the computer. We have reviewed example questions and the testing tools in class. You can review these with your child too. Please click on the link-  AIR PRACTICE TESTS to view practice test questions. Your child can show you the steps to find 6th grade math questions. Fifth Grade EPPers will have access to a formula sheet that includes conversion of units of measure in the Metric System and Customary System. They will also have a calculator button on some of the questions.


    The math test is divided into two parts. It will be worth 52-54 points. Students will be assessed in the following categories.

    • Ratios and Proportions (13-17 points)
    • Expressions and Equations (17-23 points)
    • Geometry and Statistics (11-13 points)
    • The Number System (11-13 points)


    • Stick to a normal routine the weeks of testing. Get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast. 
    • Remember good math practices- You will have paper and pencil to solve questions.
    • Read and REREAD questions carefully.
    • Remember that some multiple choice questions can have more than one answer (select ALL that apply).
    • Double Check and Triple Check ALL questions. Every question is important.
    • If you are unsure of a solution, eliminate answer choices and take an educated guess. 
    • Take short mental breaks if you need to relax and refocus. 
    • If you need a tissue, new pencil, or anything, raise your hand and ask your teacher.
    • Remember your teachers and families are PROUD of you! You are ready and will do AWESOME on your AIR MATH TEST!



    Current Math Topics

    Recently we have been making sense of division with fractions using multiple strategies (drawing a diagram, finding a common denominator, multiplying by the reciprocal of the dividend). The goal is for students is to understand and analyze division of fractions as opposed to just memorizing formulas.


    For the remainder of April we will study statistics and investigate the relationship with distance, rate, and time. Students will also create histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, and box-plots to represent and compare data. We will examine the shape and spread of data thru visual displays and calculations.

    In May, students will study two dimensional and three dimensional shape properties. Fifth graders will explore how mathematicians arrived at formulas for volume and surface area of prisms and pyramids. We will solve real life surface area and volume problems.


    Math Resources

    • College Preparatory Mathematics, Core Connections Course 1
    • Students will have a math textbook, ebook (online access to homework and textbook), and math notebooks.
    • Please click on “CPM Website Links” to the left of the EPP Homepage to access student and parent resources.


    Trimester 3 Math Topics (Chapters 8-9)

    Chapter 8: Statistics and Multiplication Equations

    • Measures of Central Tendency
    • Choosing Mean or Median
    • Shape and Spread
    • Box plots and Interquartile Range
    • Comparing and choosing Representations
    • Statistical Questions
    • Writing Multiplication Equations
    • Distance, Rate, and Time
    • Unit Conversions


    Chapter 9: Volume and Percents

    • Volume of Rectangular Prism
    • Nets and Surface Area
    • Multiplicative Growth and Percents
    • Composition and Decomposition of Percents
    • Percent Discount
    • Simple Interest and Tips



    Chapter 7 - multiplicative inverse, rate, reciprocal, unit rate,

    Chapter 8- box plot, first quartile, interquartile range, mean, mean absolute deviation, measures of central tendency, median, outlier, quartiles, range, statistical question, symmetrical, third quartile, uniform

    Chapter 9- face, lateral faces, net, polyhedron, rectangular prism, surface area, volume


    • I can solve real-world problems that involve finding the area of polygons.
    • I can find the volume of a right rectangular prism by reasoning about the number of unit cubes it takes to cover the first layer of the prism and the number of layers needed to fill the entire prism.
    • I can generalize finding the volume of a right rectangular prism to the equation V = l w h or V = b h.
    • I can define a measure of center as a single value that summarizes a data set.
    • I can find measures of center by calculating the mean, median, and mode of a set of numerical data.
    • I can define a measure of variation as the range of the data, relative to the measures of center.
    • I can find measures of variation by calculating the interquartile range or the mean absolute deviation of a set of numerical data.

    Common Core State Standards

    Mathematically proficient students:

    1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    4. Model with mathematics
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attend to precision.
    7. Look for and make use of structure.
    8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.