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    Name: Mrs. V. Knox ED.S
    Title: 5th grade Math Teacher
    Phone: 706.772.6240
    Email: knoxvi@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us


    Mrs. Knox’s 5th grade Math Syllabus

    Traditional and Distance Learning



    Hello Parents and Students:

    Welcome to Mrs. Knox's 5th grade Math Class! I am looking forward to having a great year with you and your student.  Here are just a few things that you and your student should know about our classroom academics, expectations, grading policy and procedures.




    Our 5th grade Mathematics Scope and Sequence: This is what we will learn this year


    • Write and interpret numerical expressions (including those with parentheses, brackets, or braces). Orders of Operation within our base ten system.

    • Analyze patterns and relationships.

    • Understand the place value system and base ten operational patterns.

    • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

    • Add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers. Use equivalent fractions as a strategy.

    • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

    • Convert customary and metrics measurement units within a given measurement system.

    • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.

    • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.

    • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.



    My Instructional Philosophy

    All students are entitled to a quality, safe and rigorous education that instills a continuous passion for learning and gaining knowledge in and out the academic setting.


    Grading Scales/Weights (RCBOE Policy)

    A =      100 - 90 Excellent achievement

    B =      89 -80 Above average achievement

    C =      79 - 70 Average achievement

    F =      69 - 0 Has not met expected achievement


    Grade Weights

    Unit Assessments 30%

    Formative Test/ Quizzes 30%

    Class work/Participation/Online Classes 25%

    Projects 10%

    Homework/Online Assignments 5%




    Course Assessment Plan


    Homework and Projects are given a due date.  If the assignment is late the students will receive -2 points for each day after the due date.  (Ex. Due date is 8/18/21 and it is turned in on 8/23/21.  The student will receive 10 points off his/her total grade). Classwork is work done in class, if needed or not completed in class it will be assigned as homework.

    • Students are required to keep a math notebook with class work, assignments, and other information.
    • The students will be taking a pretest and posttest for each unit.  The test will consist of multiple-choice questions and open-ended responses. Test will be announced.
    • All students are required to be present for online Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Nearpod Classes.
    • All students are required to complete all online-distant learning Assignments.



    Classroom Daily Procedures/Expected Student Behavior


    • Our Daily Routine: Math Minute, Class Discussion, Introduction of Concept, Review and Practice,

               Homework, Ticket out the Door.

    • Students will be asked to bring in phones and tablets to class; they will be required to follow RCBOE policy and Mrs. Knox's rules for mobile devices.
    • Students are expected to bring good manners and proper behavior to class.  Please be respectful of yourself, your teachers, and your classmates. 
    • The 4 P’s rule will be observed in my class.
      • 1.  Politeness - Compassion, Respect and Manners.
      • 2.  Preparedness-come to class with pencil, notebooks with paper, books, and agenda. 
      • 3.  Participation-students are encouraged to get involved in their learning. 
      • 4.  Promptness-it is important for students to come to class on time.
    • Consequences of poor behavior are 1. Warning, 2. Behavior contract, 3. Time Out to another class and Parental Notification.  4. Office Referral.
    • Do not bring mechanical pencils, food, gum, candy, or drinks to class.


    DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Virtual Parent Conference Times should be scheduled by calling or emailing me on Canvas and/or my website.  Please allow for a 24- hour turn around response time.


    Mathematically Yours,

    Mrs. V. Knox