5th Grade Skills in Math

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The 5th Grade Skills below are based on the Common Core Standards For Mathematics. You can find out more about the Common Core Standards here.

You will also find a listing of related math resources (worksheets, charts, etc) here.

Note: Math standards and curricula can vary by location or school. Check with your child’s school to determine what 5th grade math skills are expected in your location.

Operations & Algebraic Thinking

 

Evaluating and using parentheses, brackets, and braces to define the order of operations in numeric expressions.

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Writing and understanding the meaning of simple expressions with numbers.
e.g. 4 x (4 + 3) and 5 x (1682 + 976)

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Creating two different rule-based number patterns, recognizing and explaining relationships between the patterns, and creating and graphing the resultant ordered pairs.

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Number & Operations in Base Ten

 

Understanding place value and knowing that each place represents 10 times that of the place to its right and one tenth of the place to its left.

Understanding and using powers of ten (e.g. 103 = 10 x 10 x 10) and describing the effect on the number of zeros or the location of the decimal point when multiplying or dividing by powers of ten.

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Reading, writing and comparing decimals with tenths, hundredths, and thousandths.

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Rounding decimals to any place.

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Multiplying multi-digit whole numbers.

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Dividing up to 4-digit numbers by up to 2-digit numbers. e.g. 5638 ÷ 34

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Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals with tenths and hundredths.

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Number & Operations—Fractions

 

Adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with different denominators by generating and using using common denominators.

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Solving word problems requiring the adding and/ or subtracting of fractions with different denominators.

Understanding a fraction as being the division of the numerator by the denominator and using this to solve word problems.

Multiplying fractions by fractions and by whole numbers.

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Recognizing multiplication as a form of scaling and describing why multiplication by a fraction greater than one produces a greater number and why multiplication by a fraction less than one produces a lesser number

Multiplying fractions and mixed numbers to solve word problems.

Dividing fractions by whole numbers and dividing whole numbers by fractions and, in doing so, solve real-world word problems.

 

Measurement & Data

 

Converting between larger and smaller units of measurement (e.g. 30m = 0.03 km) and solving multi-step word problems by doing so.

Displaying measurement data with fractions on a line plot and solving related problems.

Understanding volume as it relates to solid figures and recognizing and using one cubic unit to measure volume.

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Measuring volume by determining the number of cubic units.

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Solving real world problems with volume by using multiplication and addition and formulas e.g. V = l x w x h

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Geometry

 

Plot ordered pairs on a coordinate system with x and y-axis.

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Graphing and interpreting points plot on the first quadrant of a coordinate grid.

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Recognizing that some categories of shape are also sub-categories of other shapes. e.g. squares are also rectangles and exhibit the same defining attributes (having 4 right angles)

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Classifying 2-D shapes in a property-based hierarchy.

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