Fifth Grade Color Math Curriculum and Manipulative Kit




The McRuffy Fifth Grade Color Math Curriculum and Manipulative Kit Package  contains:

  • Teacher’s Manual
  • Workbook
  • Response Book
  • Resource Pack
  • Manipulative kit

The McRuffy Color Math series uses a spiral approach. Concepts are introduced and reviewed throughout the year. This avoids many curricula' “learn it and forget it” structure that segments concepts into units. Instead, students continue to build on previous learning throughout the year. Sometimes a concept is expounded on. Sometimes a concept is simply reviewed. 

5th Grade concepts include Long Division, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions, Converting Measuring Units (within a system), Volume and Surface Area, Graphing, Place Value to billions and millionths, Data: mean, median, mode, range, Factoring, Percentages, Decimals, and many more concepts. See the Teacher's Manual Sample.

The easy-to-use math lesson plans in the Fifth Grade Color Math Teacher’s Manual give daily assignments. Lesson objectives are clearly stated at the beginning of the lesson so you’ll know exactly what you’re teaching. The Materials section of the lesson plan states the materials and manipulatives used in the lesson so you’ll be fully prepared to teach. Most lessons require very little advanced preparation. 

Teacher's Manual Sample

The colorful Math Workbook includes three to five activities per daily lesson. The activities include much more than a sheet of problems to solve. A variety of concepts are offered daily to teach, reinforce, practice, and review concepts. The fifth grade math workbook includes several instructional pages introducing new concepts to encourage independent learning. 

The back cover of the workbook is The Go-Cart Track Game. Directions are in the workbook and Teacher's Manual. In addition, a printable copy can be found in the Resource Center on the website.

Workbook Sample

As with other levels, students grow in mental math skills and listening skills using our unique Response Book. Students record responses to the teacher-read auditory exercises. The format is self-checking and non-consumable. It now includes a basic skills section for mastering multiplication and division skills that connects the two skills by building an understanding of number families. Drill sheets can be reused by incorporating the transparent flip sheet and responding with dry-erase markers. 

The Resource Pack includes a variety of unbound sheets. Except for a few sheets, the pack can be fully consumable but can also be reproduced. The resource pack includes over 150 sheets including testing materials, additional workbook-like activities, graphing and grid sheets, teacher copies of text pages, and auditory exercises. Included with the resource pack is a precut card set.

The Manipulative Kit has everything you need to utilize the Fifth Grade Color Math Curriculum fully. Manipulatives make the concepts come alive. The kit includes the following:

  • Geoboard with rubber bands
  • 12 Piece Pentomino Set
  • 3 Dice
  • 2 Tangram Sets 
  • 12 One-Inch Cube Set
  • 20 Pattern Blocks
  • Angle Ruler
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • 100 Centimeter Cubes