Like a Sponge podcast: The M-Word
Essential? No doubt. Well-loved? Oh, please. In the first episode of Like a Sponge, GreatSchools' new podcast for parents on the science of learning, we explore why math fills so many Americans with fear and loathing, and what experts are doing to change the math story for your child.
Is your child being tracked in math?
The answer is likely yes – even if you don’t know what track your child’s on, where it’s leading, or what it means for your child’s education.
The math phobia phenomenon
A 7-year-old girl is humiliated by her teacher after failing a math test. How many years will it take to cure her math anxiety, an educational illness that plagues millions?
Are we teaching math all wrong?
Here’s why the math education your children need is most likely not what their school is teaching.
Our favorite 5th grade math worksheets
Boost your fifth grader's math skills with these worksheets — converting fractions to decimals, calculating percentages, and interpreting charts and graphs.
5th grade decimals worksheets
Give your fifth grader practice with decimals — including rounding, comparing and contrasting, and ordering decimals — in these math worksheets.
5th grade charts and graphs worksheets
These math worksheets offer your fifth grader practice studying data — from plotting coordinate points to interpreting data on line graphs and circle graphs.
5th grade probability worksheets
Help your fifth grader understand probability by tossing coins, reading charts, and estimating the odds with these math worksheets.