Rachel Jackson

5th Grade Math/Science Syllabus

Instructor: Rachel Jackson
Homeroom: 5-02
Phone: 410-396-9098
Email: rgjackson@bcps.k12.md.us
Office Location: Room #207
Coach Class: 2:40pm-3:15pm, Mondays

Grading Scale – aligned to BCPSS Report Card scale
*E 90-100% *G 80-89%
*S 70-79% *P 60-69%
*U 59% and below

Grading Breakdown
Classwork: 20% Tests/Quizzes/Projects: 70% Homework: 5% Participation (attendance and behavior): 5%

Course Overview

Unit 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions
Unit 2: Multi – Digit Whole Numbers and Decimal Fractions Operations
Unit 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions Unit 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions Unit 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area Unit 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane

Grade 5 mathematics will focus on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and decimals; extending division to 2-digit divisors, developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and developing understanding of volume.

Unit 1: Patterns in the Sky
Unit 2: Remarkable Reactions
Unit 3: The Water Cycle
Unit 4: Conserving Earth’s Resources
Unit 5: Save the Bay
Unit 6: Amazing Adaptations

Grade 5 science is a hands-on curriculum based on the SABES curriculum co-developed by Johns Hopkins and City Schools and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards. Students will be able to complete unit projects using rubrics that require research and/or their creativity to summarize each unit.


Course Materials

  • Composition Notebook or Spiral Notebook (1 for math, 1 for science)
  • Pencils, Erasers
  • Binder with dividers (1 section for math, 1 section for science)
  • Crayons/Markers


www.zearn.org: Zearn Math is based on Eureka Math and provides resources and support to students and parents with top-rated materials for teacher-led and digital instruction.
www.greatminds.org/math: Provides resources and support to students and parents for math curriculum.


Daily 5-02 Math/Science Schedule

  • 7:30am-8am Breakfast
  • 8am-8:15am Circle
  • 8:15am-9:20am Resource
  • 9:20am-11:05am Math
  • 11:05am-11:35am Science
  • 11:35am-12:05pm Lunch
  • 12:05pm-12:15pm Math
  • 12:15pm-2:40pm Switch Classes Language Arts/Social Studies with Mr. R Mason

Daily 5-01 Math/Science Schedule

  • 12:15pm-2:10pm Math
  • 2:10pm-2:40pm Science
  • 2:40pm Dismissal

Homework Policy:

Assigned Monday- Friday
Any missed work must be made up within 3 days from return.


  • School-wide behavior incentive program
  • BCPSS Code of Conduct
  • System-wide behavioral expectations
  • Found in BCPSS Parent Handbook