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Fifth Grade Math

September 15, 2020 | Elizabeth Rachuri

We are fortunate to have two different learning platforms for fifth grade math.

When we’re learning and practicing math in school, we will use our rich Investigations curriculum.  This is the normal fifth grade curriculum, and it will guide our units of study whether we are at home or away.  We’ve got shelves of math tools ready to explore this year!

When we are at home, students will be practicing math concepts using the online platform Mathspace.  This online tool includes textbooks, videos, and other tools to help students practice concepts.  It gives immediate feedback to students as they work through practice problems, and it provides teachers with informative reports of student progress.

For the first couple weeks, fifth graders will be practicing exclusively on Mathspace.  This will allow us all to become vary familiar with this platform so we can effectively use it to support learning all year.

Ask your child what interesting feature they discovered on Mathspace this week!

Elizabeth Rachuri

Teacher, Grade 5

Elizabeth Rachuri has always wanted to be a teacher. She began her career as a five-year-old girl creating and grading tests for her friends. She refined her skills in college as she studied, among other things, how to help struggling readers. Mrs. Rachuri spent a semester in Guanajuato, Mexico, studying Spanish and eating pan dulce. After college, she traveled to Puerto Rico to teach at the Christian School and Chapel for the Deaf. There, she learned American Sign Language and how to kill poisonous centipedes.

Finally, Mrs. Rachuri arrived at Mustard Seed School. Since that time, she has been teaching in the middle school. Her favorite part about teaching at Mustard Seed is leading worship. She loves to tell stories and get people to think deeply about God.

When she’s not teaching, traveling, or learning new languages, Mrs. Rachuri loves to draw portraits, sew, and (believe it or not) clean her house. But her new favorite pastime is singing and dancing with her daughter!

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