Curriculum Overview

In Fifth Grade Math class, we study:
1. Understanding Place Value

~ How are whole numbers and decimals written, compared, and ordered? ~ How can sums and differences of decimals be estimated?

~ What are the standard procedures for adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals?

2. Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals

~ What is the standard procedure for division and why does it work?

~ What is the standard procedure for dividing with two-digit divisors?

~ What are the standard procedures for estimating and finding products involving decimals?

~ What are the standard procedures for estimating and finding quotients involving decimals?

3. Numerical Expression, Patterns, and Relationships

~ How are the values of an algebraic expression and a numerical expression found?

4. Volume of Solids

~ How can three-dimensional shapes be represented and analyzed?

~ What does the volume of a rectangular prism mean and how can it be found?

5. Operations with Fractions

~ What does it mean to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators?

~ What is a standard procedure for adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators?

~ What does it mean to add and subtract mixed numbers?

~ What is a standard procedure for adding and subtracting mixed numbers?

~ What are the standard procedures for estimating and finding products and quotients of fractions and mixed numbers?

6. Geometry

~ How can angles be measured and classified?

~ How can polygons, triangles, and quadrilaterals be described, classified and named?

~ How are points graphed?

~ How can we show the relationship between sequences on a graph?

~ How are the values of an algebraic expression and a numerical expression found?

7. Measurement and Data

~ What are customary measurement units and how are they related?

~ What are the metric measurement units and how are they related?

~ How can line plots be used to represent data and answer questions?

~ How can numbers be used to describe certain data sets?