1. Math In Focus Online
  2. Math In Focus Curriculum
  3. Math In Focus Online Book

Welcome to Math Class features 16 favorite lessons from Marilyn Burns, one of the most highly respected mathematics educators. In this specially compiled collection, Marilyn shares lessons that have weathered the test of time and become permanent parts of her teaching repertoire. After examining several different programs, the committee recommendation was to adopt Math in Focus: Singapore Math. We implemented Math in Focus in grades K-2 in the fall of 2013, while piloting lessons and units in grades 3-5 that same year. In the fall of 2014, we fully implemented the program in grades 3-5. The Math in Focus student texts are very guided. Using the textbook, one gets the feeling that students are expected to teach themselves from the materials, however, in doing so, they lose the concrete portion of the lesson that is a hallmark of the Singapore approach.

Welcome to Middle School!

Your math teachers are very excited to meet you this September!

To help you stay math-strong and get math-ready for 6thgrade, we’ve put together a list of optional summer practice work. Anything from 5 minutes per day to 30minutes per week is helpful in keeping you current with the math you learned inelementary school.

The skills practice is a mix of worksheets that you canprint at home or online skills practice using iXL.You will get a letter from Ms. Richard, theK-12 Math program coordinator, explaining how you can access your iXL accountthis summer.

Before you get started, here are some helpful hints to keepyou organized for your optional summer work:

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  1. It’s always a great idea to keep your work in one location. So get a binder or a spiral bound notebook where you can write things down. Looking back on your problem solving later might be helpful to you. Even if you use iXL, sometimes you need to write things down to solve problems. If you have a lot of trouble in any specific area, your teacher can look at your work later to see where you might have made mistakes.
  2. Do your work in pencil so that you can erase, if necessary.
  3. Try doing the work without a calculator if you can. Practicing your math facts while you are problem solving will help you to build your computation skills.
  4. Don’t get frustrated. If you are stuck, just move on to the next problem. Maybe if you take a break, you’ll have a brainstorm :) And if you don’t, it’s ok. Your teacher will be happy to help you in the fall. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them later!
  5. Have fun! This work is not intended to be stressful for you. It’s just summer exercise for your math-brain.

The important things we want you to focus on are:

Multiplicationand Division facts




If you want to make flashcards to practice any of theseskills, that’s a great idea! Multiplication and division facts (up to 12) areincredibly important to your success in middle school. Even a few minutes a dayto keep up your fluency is worthwhile.

There is a “playlist” chart attached at the end of thisletter. You can access the practice materials by clicking the links (or copyingthem to your browser). There are links to specific iXL skills for practicingconcepts you learned in 5th grade and there are also “workbooks” (with answerkeys) if you want to print your own materials so that you can problem solveoff-line.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Richard, [email protected].

Math In Focus Online

Gettingready for Grade 6 Playlists

Math in focus online book

Focus Area

Here are the links you need:

iXL links to online skills practice

Reference material / Notes

Whole Number Multiplication and Division:

This is a “workbook” of extra practice for whole number multiplication and division

Solutions key


Multiplication input/ output tables


Multiplication input/ output tables: Find the rule


Division facts to 12

Multiplication tables up to 12 (you can also make flash cards)

Fractions and Mixed Numbers

This is a “workbook” of extra practice for fractions and mixed numbers

Solutions key

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers “workbook”

Solutions key


Add and Subtract Fractions with like denominators


Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators


Add fractions with unlike denominators


Subtract fractions with unlike denominators


Add mixed numbers with unlike denominators


Multiply two fractions


Scaling whole numbers by fractions


Scaling mixed numbers by fractions


Multiply two mixed numbers


Divide fractions by whole numbers


Divide whole numbers by fractions


Divide two fractions

Decimals, Fractions, and Percents


Convert between percents, fractions and decimals


Extra practice with decimals “workbook”

Solutions key

Extra practice multiplying and dividing decimals “workbook”

Solutions key


Multiply a decimal by a power of ten


Multiply a decimal by a one-digit whole number


Multiply a decimal by a multi-digit whole number


Divide decimals by powers of ten


Division with decimal quotients

Math In Focus Curriculum


Math In Focus Online Book

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