Multiply Fractions
Scaling
Figurative Language
Main Idea
100

5/6 + 7/8

1  17/24

100

1/2 x 1/2

1/4

100

<,>, or =?

1/2 x 1/2 ____ 1/2

<

100

"Her hair was as red as a rose" is an example of what type of figurative language?

simile

100

What is MAIN IDEA?

What the story is mostly about.

200

2 1/5 - 4/5

1 2/5

200

7/8 x 3/4

21/32

200

<,>, or =?

4 1/3 x 1/4 ____ 4 1/3

<

200

"The wind danced through her hair" is an example of what type of figurative language?

personification

200

The sun is shining on a cool fall day. The students' backpacks are filled with new notebooks and pencils. They wait at the bus stop, talking with their friends who they haven't seen all summer. The teachers are happy as they greet new students in the hallway on their way to class. Everyone is excited for the first day of school.

What is the main idea of this story?

a) Everyone is excited for the first day of school.

b) The sun is shining on a cool fall day.

c) The teachers are happy as they greet the new students in the hallway on their way to class.

a) Everyone is excited for the first day of school.

300

Devin ate 5/6 of a pizza and Drake ate 6 4/5 of a pizza. How much did they eat altogether?

7 19/30

300

5 x 5/7

3 4/7

300

<,>, or =?

7/8 x 8/8 ____ 7/8

=

300

"Joe did giant jumping jacks in Jacksonville" is an example of what type of figurative language?

alliteration

300

BANG! The thunder crashes and the wind blows the leaves off of the trees. Summer thunderstorms can cause damage to yards and homes. Thunderstorms bring heavy rains that cause flooding in basements and sheds. Heavy winds and lightening can damage powerlines, causing people to lose electric power in their homes.

What is the main idea of this story?

a) The thunder crashes and the wind blows the leaves off of the trees.

b) Summer thunderstorms can cause damage to yards and homes.

c) Heavy winds and lightening can damage powerlines, causing people to lose electric power in their homes.

b) Summer thunderstorms can cause damage to yards and homes.

400

A blue string was 7 4/5 cm long and a yellow string was 6 1/2 inches long. How much longer was the blue string than the yellow string?

1 3/10 cm

400

2/3 x 9

6

400

<,>, or =?

5/6 x 6/5 ____ 5/6

>

400

"These high heels are killing me!" is an example of what type of figurative language?

hyperbole

400

Early History
A physical education teacher named James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. He needed a sport for his students to play inside during the winter months. Naismith nailed a peach basket to each end of a high rail. Players tried to throw a soccer ball into the basket. Now, hoops are used instead of peach baskets.

Rules of the Game
James Naismith wrote the original rules for basketball a few years later. Players were not allowed to carry the ball down the court. Instead, they had to pass, or toss, the ball down the court. Dribbling was introduced in later years. Players were also not allowed to push or hit each other. Breaking game rules is called a foul.

The First College Basketball Game
In 1896, the University of Iowa played against the University of Chicago. This was the first college basketball game using five players on each team. In 1940, a college basketball game was shown on television for the first time. Now millions of people watch college basketball.

More colleges began to play basketball. In 1939, eight teams came together to compete. This was the first NCAA basketball tournament. Each team played basketball against the other teams until one team was left. There are now 65 college teams playing in the NCAA basketball tournament.

Which statement gives two main ideas found in the text?

A. The rules of basketball are always changing, and people love to watch professional basketball on TV.
B. Professional basketball was first televised in 1940, and the NCAA tournament was created to find the best team.
C. Basketball dates back hundreds of years, and it has greatly changed through the years.
D. Basketball was created to keep kids active in the winter, and it has changed over the years.

C

500

Delaney is 5 1/4 feet tall and Damien is 6 1/5 feet tall. How much taller is Damien than Delaney?

19/20 feet

500

7 1/4 x 3/5

4 7/20

500

<,>, or =?

4/3 x 3/4 ____ 4/3

<

500

"Houses these days cost an arm and a leg" is an example of what type of figurative language?

idiom

500

Bob Dylan was a famous musician in the 1960s. He played folk music. Folk musicians play quiet instruments such as acoustic guitars. One day he decided he wanted to play his music differently. He and his band used rock and roll instruments such as an electric guitar, an electric bass, and drums. Many people were very angry at Dylan for breaking the rules of folk music. Dylan just felt that he needed to try something new. The album he made in this new style is considered one of the most important rock albums in history.

This paragraph is mostly about:

a) Bob Dylan is a famous folk musician.

b) Bob Dylan made people angry.

c) Bob Dylan succeeded by breaking the rules.

C

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