EnVision Math Grade 5 Interactive Homework Workbook (2011 Version)
The Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVision Math program is based upon a vision of children engaged and understanding math at a conceptual level. Using problem-based interactive activities and a strong emphasis on visual learning, the text is filled with bar diagram tools, pictures of money and counters, and other visual representations to help students work their way to thinking about abstract mathematical concepts. This highly visual math will help your child envision math concepts.
Grade 5 topics include place value, addition, subtraction, decimals, estimating products, exponents, probability, perimeter and area, ratios, time, temperature, and more. By the time your student completes the Grade 5 curriculum, he or she will be able to:
- Understand and properly execute the order of operations in math equations (i.e., multiplication takes place before addition, and so on).
- Perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using multi-digit numbers, with or without decimals.
- Grasp and use numeric expressions of equations, such as (3 x 5) - 8.
- Use fractions in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Use graphs and charts to express numbers.
- Understand and find volume and area of a shape.
- Use prior knowledge to solve word problems.
Envision Math is organized around twenty "topics," each textbookunit begins with intriguing questions, such as "how much did the world's largest pumpkin weigh?" that are answered within each lesson, as well as a short list of review questions. Eight lessons within the topic feature a primary conceptual question with explanations that include highlighted terms and concrete representations. An additional example is given and an "explain it" question asks the child to explain the concept behind the exercise. A set of guided practice, independent practice, and problem solving questions follow for approximately 13-28 questions per lesson. A special connections page is included within each topic, and focuses on a specific skill, such as "adding with mental math" or "algebra connections" through step-by-step example and practice questions. At the beginning of the book, a "problem-solving handbook" provides step-by-step visual guidance on how to work through problems and understand bar diagrams; a large chart of problem-solving strategies is also included for students to learn and apply. 20 topics, 160 lessons. Every lesson includes an interactive activity to help build math understanding.
Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVision Math Program
The student workbooks at K-2 levels of the program are large format books with tear-n-take pages for hands-on learning activities. The 3rd through 6th grade levels of the curriculum offer a hardcover text with step-by-step instruction and illustrations for interactive learning. They are brightly colored. It is hard to imagine any child not loving the cute graphics and visual presentation.
Books are divided into 20 units (16 units at the kindergarten level), and each unit is broken down into daily lessons. At the end of every unit is an assessment and review. Units are arranged topically and some instruction is included at the bottom of the pages (K-2) for things to do at home and an activity. So that students stay fresh with their concepts, spiral review pages can be printed from the Teacher Edition CD-ROM for repeated practice.
Bundles include the student book, MindPoint Quiz Show CD-ROM, and Teacher Edition CD-ROM. The MindPoint Quiz Show is a CD-ROM with a fun, interactive game that students can play to hone their math skills. The Teacher Edition CD-ROM has a lot of useful information and is easy to use. Simply put the disc into your computer and it is ready to go. You will find 3 tabs along the top for easy navigation. Parents and teachers will be able to print out center activities, vocabulary cards, an interactive math story, lesson masters, and assessments. They will also find materials for planning and teaching lessons a teacher edition in pdf format.
Vendor: Pearson Learning
Publication Date: 2011
The videos below feature classroom instruction. You may view them to familiarize yourself with the program and materials even if you are using the program in a homeschool setting.