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Curriculum Standards By Subject Area

Below are links to pages for co-curricular events/activities to inspire excellence in social, emotional, physical and academic development for students K-12. Co-curricular events involve parents, students and educators and are strategically placed on the school calendar to promote core values and academic success throughout the school year.

The International School Ethos

The international school ethos is comprised a school's mission, vision, planning and the fundamental character and spirit of the school culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, core values and the actions of a school's community.

Core Values for International Schools

All international schools base their curriculum on core values and beliefs. Please add to values lists on maps below.

  • Curriculum Standards: Pre-K to Grade 12 (Reception to Year 13)

Grade 5 Math Standards


Each student will ……………….

1. Use a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process

  • A. Use a variety of strategies to understand problem situations (e.g., discussing with peers, stating problems in own words, modeling problem with diagrams or physical objects, identifying a pattern)
  • B. Represent problems situations in a variety of forms (e.g., translates from a diagram to a number or symbolic expression)
  • C. Understand that some ways of representing a problem are more helpful than others
  • D. Use trial and error and the process of elimination to solve problems
  • E. Know the difference between pertinent and irrelevant information when solving problems
  • F. Understand the basic language of logic in mathematical situations (e.g., "and," "or," "not")
  • G. Use explanations of the methods and reasoning behind the problem solution to determine reasonableness of and to verify results with respect to the original problem
  • H. Understand basic valid and invalid arguments (e.g., counter examples, irrelevant approaches)

2. Understand and apply basic and advanced properties of the concepts of numbers

  • A. Apply the basic meaning of place value
  • B. Relate the relative magnitude among whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers
  • C. Use models (e.g., number lines, two-dimensional and three-dimensional regions) to identify, order, and compare numbers
  • D. Understand the relationships among equivalent number representations (e.g., whole numbers, positive and negative integers, fractions, ratios, decimals, percents, scientific notation, exponentials) and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of representation

3. Use basic and advanced procedures while performing the processes of computation

  • A. Solve real-world problems involving number operations (e.g., computations with dollars and cents)
  • B. Apply the language of basic operations (e.g., "products," "multiplication")
  • C. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers, and rational numbers
  • D. Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators; multiples fractions

4. Understand and apply basic and advanced properties of the concepts of measurement

  • A. Know approximate size of basic standard units (e.g., centimeters, feet, grams) and relationships between them (e.g., between inches and feet
  • B. Understand relationships between measures (e.g., between length, perimeter, and area)
  • C. Understand that measurement is not exact (i.e., measurements may give slightly different numbers when measured multiple times)
  • D. Use specific strategies to estimate quantities and measurements (e.g., estimating the whole by estimating the parts)
  • E. Select and uses appropriate units of measurement, according to type and size of unit

5. Understand and apply basic and advanced properties of the concepts of geometry

  • A. Use geometric methods (i.e., an unmarked straightedge and a compass using an algorithm) to complete basic geometric constructions (e.g., copying sides and angles).
  • B. Use motion geometry (e.g., turns, flips, slides) to understand geometric relationships
  • C. Apply characteristics of lines (e.g., parallel, perpendicular, intersecting), angles (e.g., right, acute, vertical, adjacent) and polygons (types of triangles)

6. Understand and apply basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis

  • A. Organize and display data in simple bar graphs, pie charts, and line graphs
  • B. Read and interpret simple bar graphs, pie charts, and line graphs
  • C. Understand that data come in many different forms and that collecting, organizing, and displaying data can be done in many ways
  • D. Understand the basic concept of a sample (e.g., a large sample leads to more reliable information; a small part of something may have unique characteristics but not be an accurate representation of the whole)
  • E. Calculate measures of central tendency (i.e., mean, mode, median)

7. Understand and apply basic and advanced concepts in probability.

  • A. Recognize events that are sure to happen, events that are sure not to happen, and events that may or may not happen (e.g., in terms of "certain," "uncertain," "likely," "unlikely")
  • B. Understand that statistical predictions are better for describing what proportion of a group will experience something (e.g., what proportion of automobiles will be involved in accidents) rather than which individuals within the group will experience something, and how often events will occur (e.g., how many sunny days will occur over a year) rather than exactly when they will occur
  • C. Use basic sample spaces (i.e., the set of all possible outcomes) to describe and predict events
  • D. Determine probability using mathematical/theoretical models (e.g., table or tree diagram, area model, list, sample space)
  • E. Determine probability using simulations or experiments

8. Understand and apply basic and advanced properties of functions and algebra

  • A. Recognize that a variable is a letter or symbol that stands for one or more numbers
  • B. Understand the basic concept of an equality relationship (i.e., an equation is a number sentence that shows two quantities that are equal)
  • C. Solve simple open sentences involving operations on whole numbers (e.g., ? + 17 = 23)
  • D. Apply basic understanding of characteristics and features of the rectangular coordinate system (e.g., the horizontal axis is the X axis and the vertical axis is the Y axis)
  • E. Know that an expression is a mathematical statement using numbers and symbols to represent relationships and real-world situations (e.g., equations and inequalities with or without variables)

9. Understand the general nature and uses of mathematics///

  • A. Understand that numbers and the operations performed on them can be used to describe things in the real world and predict what might occur
  • B. Understand that mathematical ideas and concepts can be represented concretely, graphically, and symbolically

10. Use technology tools to enhance learning and productivity.

  • A. Use a calculator to compute and verify mathematical operations.
  • B. Use computer applications (such as MS Excel or Inspiration) to produce tables, charts and/or graphs)

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