Mathematics Grade 5

Fifth grade mathematics is about (1) developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and developing understanding of the multiplication of fractions and of division of fractions in limited cases (unit fractions divided by whole numbers and whole numbers divided by unit fractions); (2) extending division to two-digit divisors, integrating decimal fractions into the place value system and developing understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and developing fluency with whole number and decimal operations; and (3) developing understanding of volume.

Students will use critical thinking and problem solving to explore a real world problems. 

Topics include: 

  • Place value and decimal fractions
  • Multi digit whole number and decimal fraction operations
  • Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division of fractions
  • Addition/Multiplication with volume and area
  • Problem solving with the coordinate plan
  • Percentages
  • Line plots and problem solving
  • Measurement - customary and metric conversions
  • Simple geometry (classify two dimensional figures based on properties)
  • Represent and interpret data
  • Write and interpret expressions