The fifth grade math curriculum will extend many of the topics and problem-solving techniques introduced at the fourth grade level. Students will continue to use estimation strategies as one method to solve problems. Students will also study multiplication and division of fractions and decimals. Areas of geometry will continue to be studied and connections to other disciplines will be made to make mathematics more relevant. Basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division will be mastered by the end of fifth grade. Problem solving, communication, thinking skills and technology are embedded in all six of the following strands.

Number and Operation

- Read and write whole numbers to billions and decimals to ten thousandths
- Demonstrate fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of multi-digit whole numbers
- Use mental math and estimation strategies to solve problems
- Read, write and order decimals
- Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals
- Compare and order integers
- Explore the meaning of percent

Algebra

- Understand the use of variables
- Evaluate formulas and algebraic expressions
- Express mathematical relationships using equations, tables and graphs
- Use order of operations
- Solve one or two step linear equations

Geometry

- Utilize LOGO software (regular polygons and circle characteristics)
- Classify triangles and their characteristics
- Classify angles
- Classify quadrilaterals and their characteristics
- Identify congruent and similar figures
- Name, define, compare and classify three-dimensional shapes
- Understand transformations (reflections, slides, and rotations)
- Graph ordered parts and find horizontal and vertical distances
- Identify, compare and analyze properties of two and three-dimensional shapes

Measurement

- Find elapsed time to the minute
- Determine perimeter and area of polygons
- Measure angles with a protractor
- Convert within the metric and standard systems
- Measure length, volume and mass with standard and metric systems
- Determine surface area of prisms
- Select and apply appropriate standard units of measure

Data Analysis and Probability

- Collect data using observations, surveys and experiments
- Find measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode)
- Evaluate graphs for misleading presentation
- Create and interpret graphs (line, bar, stem and leaf)
- Use templates to enter and interpret data in a spreadsheet
- Create a spreadsheet to organize and interpret data
- Predict outcomes
- Determine probability of simple events

Communicating Mathematically

- Communicate mathematical ideas and arguments in a variety of ways, including written and oral presentations, tables, graphs, models and appropriate use of technology
- Explain strategies and solutions to problems in oral and written form using appropriate mathematical vocabulary, symbols and notation
- Recognize and use connections among mathematical concepts
- Recognize and apply math in other environments
- Analyze non routine problems (e.g. working backwards, make a list) by modeling, illustrating, estimating, simplifying or generalizing

Students will be using the McDougal Littell
textbook __MATH __* Thematics*, Book One.

Updated: 6/18/03 (mv)