5th Grade Math

Course Description

Semester A

Grade 4 math uses a varied amount of instructional material to reinforce and teach new math skills to the 4th grade learners.  Instruction includes creative videos, mathematical storytelling, practical math applications and repetition to reinforce skills throughout the course.  Three areas are focused on and students will finish the course with a strong knowledge in these content areas.  The first is developing an understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing the understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends.  The second is developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions with whole numbers.  The third will be addressed in semester B.

Semester B

Semester B begins with students continuing to work with fractions.  The first lesson focuses on ratios and challenges students to solve word problems using fractions and ratios in practical life situations.  Learners continue to strengthen their math skills by studying mixed and fraction products, and fraction application, models, and division.  The third critical area that students will focus on in Grade 5 Math is volume.  Students will receive lessons in measurement of length, weight, and volume.  They will end the course with a focus on geometry.  Varied types of instruction are used to enhance their learning, including video and real life applications, activities, and creative projects.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

5th Grade

* Materials

Basic School Supplies

Fifth Grade Materials Kit

*Materials listed should be acquired by the student prior to beginning work in the course.


2 Semesters



Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing Skills
  • Email Communication (with assistance of parent or teacher)

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Operations and Expressions
  • Patterns and Graphs
  • Place Values
  • Powers of Ten
  • Decimals
  • Fractions

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Ratios
  • Fractions
  • Formulas
  • Measurement Conversions
  • Length, weight, and volume
  • Geometry