ABOUT 5TH GRADE
The 5th Grade course is aimed at preparing students aspiring to excel in academics through advanced learning, review and practice of mathematics, verbal, writing and grammar skills necessary for 5th grade. The class meets once a week for 2.5 hours on every scheduled weekend. All course work will be complemented by quizzes, homework assignments and periodic tests.
This course integrates the foundational requirements of the Interactive Assessment Math Aptitude Test a placement test for pre-algebra course work in Loudoun County schools. SOL Prep is part and parcel of the curriculum.
Students will attain sufficient proficiency to solve related word problems and in applying language skills.
Below is a high level course content for Mathematics, Verbal, Grammar & Writing.
Arithmetic : Fractions, decimals, percentages, conversions and mathematical operations, divisibility rules, factoring
Pre-Algebra : Variables, expressions, Linear and inverse relationships
Geometry : Coordinate plane, lines, intersections, angles, triangles, circles, polygons, perimeter and area
Probability and Statistics: Data interpretation, graphs, tables, Mean, Median, Mode, and Basic Probability
Vocabulary: Meaning and use of new words
Reading comprehension: Understanding meaning, purpose and conclusions of small paragraphs
Writing: Well structured and grammatically correct expression of an idea in a small paragraph and essay
Grammar: Punctuation, parts of speech, parts and types of sentences, subjects & predicates, direct & indirect objects
Students will acquire methods and techniques which will help them learn, retain, and apply the knowledge, positioning them to perform better at school. Students will be equipped to perform well in SOL.