Planning GuideGrade 5
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Strand: Shape and Space (3-D Objects and 2-D Shapes)
Outcomes: 6, 7

Curriculum Focus

This sample targets the following changes in the curriculum:

  • The general outcome focuses on describing the characteristics of 3-D objects and 2-D shapes, and analyzing the relationships among them; whereas the previous math curriculum focused on describing, classifying, constructing and relating 3-D objects and 2-D shapes, using mathematical vocabulary.
  • The specific outcomes focus on most of the same concepts related to quadrilaterals and the relationship between line segments as the previous math curriculum; however, the previous curriculum included these concepts in Grade 4 not in Grade 5.
  • The specific outcomes focus on parallel, intersecting, perpendicular, vertical and horizontal edges (line segments) and faces; whereas the previous curriculum focused primarily on the line segments.

Quadrilaterals addresses the following outcomes from the Program of Studies:

Strand: Shape and Space (3-D Objects and 2-D Shapes)
Specific Outcomes:
6. Describe and provide examples of edges and faces of 3‑D objects, and sides of 2‑D shapes that are:
  • parallel
  • intersecting
  • perpendicular
  • vertical
  • horizontal.
7. Identify and sort quadrilaterals, including:
  • rectangles
  • squares
  • trapezoids
  • parallelograms
  • rhombuses
according to their attributes.

What is a Planning Guide?

Planning Guides are a tool for teachers to use in designing instruction and assessment that focuses on developing and deepening students' understanding of mathematical concepts. This tool is based on the process outlined in Understanding by Design, by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.

The following steps will help you through the Planning Guide:

See Bibliography for reference information.