Posting I Can Statements on a regular basis can really help keep your students informed about what they are learning each week. This post will share FREE 5th Grade Math I Can Statements (based on the common core standards).
About the Math I Can Statements
These I Can Statements are based on the common core math standards. There is one statement (or multiple statements) depending on the skill for each 5th grade common core standard. A link to an editable version is included if you need to modify or tweak the statements based on your specific state requirements.
Each I Can Statement Page Includes:
- A title which summarizes the skill in 1-3 words
- The I Can Statement written in kid friendly language (while still using appropriate math vocabulary)
- The matching standard number and actual standard
Using the I Can Statements
Here some ideas for using these Math I Can Statements:
1. Hang them for on the wall, a bulletin board, or on your dry-erase board as your daily objectives. This will allow your students to see what they are learning each week.
2. Use the I Can Statements to focus your small group math instruction. I like to tape a page protector to the center of my table. Then I can easily slide in the I Can Statement and refer to it during instruction.
3. Place them in math centers with the directions and center materials. A few years ago, I started doing this so my students could easily see the connection between the math centers and what we were learning in math. Also, the students could refer to the statement to help them verbalize what they were practicing if administration asked.
4. Use the statements to guide self-assessment. Refer to the I Can Statement and have the students do an informal self-assessment on their master of the skill.
Organizing and Storing the I Can Statements
I like to store my I Can Statements in a binder inside page protectors. This keeps them organized and ready-to-go year after year.
Download the FREE 5th Grade I Can Statements for Math Here
See page 2 of the PDF for the link to an editable version.
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Planning for Small Group Math Instruction –> This is actually the first post in a 4-part series all about teaching small group math.
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