The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 5
The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series: Book 5

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The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series: Book 5

$52.95$65.95

Engaging lessons that nurture mathematical thinking and help your student advance in understanding decimals and fractions, working with factors and both greatest and least common measures. Your student will also continue work with drawing to scale along with measures in decimals and fractions, using both the US standard and metric systems.

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You and your child are sure to enjoy these simple, lively elementary math lessons that nurture mathematical thinking and help your student advance in understanding decimals and fractions, working with factors, and both greatest and least common measures. Your student will also continue work with drawing to scale along with measures in decimals and fractions, using both the US standard and metric systems.

Practical Geometry

With Book 5, the recommended schedule changes from every day to four days per week. For the fifth day, a hands-on geometry lesson should be completed from Charlotte Mason Practical Geometry, Part 1. These weekly geometry lessons give the student experience with mathematical tools such as a compass and protractor, and guide the student in understanding foundational ideas in geometry. This hands-on approach develops the student’s comfort with the mechanics of tools, drawings, and geometrical concepts before formal geometry and proofs are introduced. We suggest that 5th grade students work on arithmetic Monday through Thursday, with Friday reserved for practical geometry.

For a complete Charlotte Mason grade 5 math curriculum, you will need The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 5, Charlotte Mason Practical Geometry, Part 1, and a Math Notebook for your child (sized according to your child’s handwriting). Add the optional Practical Geometry kit for a helpful collection of geometry tools corresponding to the lessons. A convenient 5th grade math kit is available that includes The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 5, Charlotte Mason Practical Geometry, Part 1, and the Practical Geometry kit.

Book 5 Features

The lessons in The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 5, follow Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methods for teaching math as outlined above. In Book 5 you will find

  • Day-by-day lessons, so you can guide your student with confidence;
  • Straightforward instructions, so you (or any other teacher) can open and go with no prep time;
  • Extra pages of review containing hundreds of bonus questions, so you can easily linger on any concept needed;
  • End-of-term exams that can be customized according to where your child is in the lessons;
  • Helpful teaching tips, so you can be sure you’re teaching math in a Charlotte Mason way;
  • A beautiful and durable hard cover that will stand up well to many years of enjoyable math lessons;
  • A full year of math for students in grade 5 or excellent review lessons for older students who need to solidify their grasp of multiplication, division, fractions, and weights and measures;
  • A non-consumable resource that will make a wonderful addition to your homeschool library and can be used with all of your children.

Book 5 is a beautiful addition to The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series and an exciting way to strengthen your relationship with your child as you continue to climb together in the mountainous land of mathematics, just as Charlotte Mason described it. And with lessons like these, you can be sure that every step taken will be on firm ground.

Arithmetic Concepts in Book 5

In The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 5, your child will gain a solid understanding of these arithmetic concepts.

  • Addition of decimals
  • Subtraction of decimals
  • Multiplication of decimals
  • Division of decimals
  • Dollars and cents
  • Approximations
  • Measurement by decimals
  • Factors
  • Measures of numbers
  • Greatest Common Measure
  • Numbers divisible by 2 through 12
  • Prime numbers
  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Multiples of a number
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Fractions
  • Improper fractions
  • Simplifying fractions
  • Addition of fractions
  • Subtraction of fractions
  • Addition & subtraction of mixed numbers
  • Turning decimals into fractions
  • Turning fractions into decimals
  • Canceling

Sample Weekly Schedule

For 5th grade, you will complete arithmetic lessons four days per week, with the fifth day given to a fun, hands-on practical geometry lesson. We recommend scheduling it like this:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
ArithmeticArithmeticArithmeticArithmeticPractical Geometry

Charlotte Mason’s Approach to Elementary Arithmetic

Charlotte Mason’s math lessons are perfect for an elementary child.

Lessons are mainly oral and are carefully graduated, with your child answering small word problems within his understanding (no reading required). He works out the problems in a hands-on way using a variety of common, everyday objects. This straightforward but interesting teaching guides your child to make discoveries on his own.

A grid notebook is used as the student’s math notebook, in which she records the math concepts she has discovered.

Progression of the lessons is adjusted to the pace that fits your child best, so you can go slowly enough to build understanding and confidence in the math concepts but not so slowly that the child becomes bored.

Short, lively lessons reinforce a habit of concentrated attention while not overtaxing the child’s ability to sit still. Book 5 also guides you in helping your child begin independent math lessons. Each day’s work goes no longer than 30 minutes, with 25 minutes focused on the newest math concept and review, and the remaining 5 for mental math.

The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series

Book 1: Exploration of Numbers to 100
Book 2: The Four Rules and Tables; Work with Numbers to 1000
Book 3: Tables continued; Work with Numbers to 10,000; Weights & Measures
Book 4: Long Multiplication & Division/Weights & Measures
Book 5: Decimals; Fractions; Factors
Book 6: Decimals & Fractions; Percentages; Ratios; Proportions (coming soon)

Placing Your Student

Download the placement guide to determine where your child should begin.

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E-book, Hardcover

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Grade

Grade 5

Lesson Plan

Individual Studies, Grade 5

Pages

351

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