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A Parent's Guide to the Elementary Mathematics Curriculum for Grade Five

The mathematics program presents concepts that are introduced, developed, or mastered throughout the elementary school years. Repetition throughout the year is needed to reinforce and build upon previously learned concepts. Problem solving is incorporated throughout the school year through each topic area. Select "Print Page" at the bottom of this page to print a copy of this guide.

 

Things you can do at home to support your student:

  • Promote school attendance
  • Support student responsibility
  • Encourage mathematic awareness
  • Participate in the educational process
  • Communicate with the school
  • Remember that communication begins at home

 
mathematics

Trimester 1
EM Units 1, 2, 3, 4

Numbers and Operations

  • Identify, recognize, order and compare
    numbers to 9,999,999
  • Place value to ten-million
  • Identify prime and composite numbers
  • Multiplication of 2- and 3-digit numbers by 3-
    digits
  • Divide whole numbers with divisors of 1- and
    2-digits
  • Multiplication and division facts to 144
  • Order of operations
  • Mental math of multiplication and division by
    tens, hundreds and thousands 
  • Mental math to compute change
  • Mentally multiply 1 digit by 2 digits
  • Estimation to solve problems and for
    reasonableness with whole numbers
  • Field properties (commutative)
  • Identify, order and compare equivalent
    decimals 
  • Identify, read and write decimals to the
    thousandths
  • Identify, order and compare decimals to the
    thousandths
  • Addition and subtraction of decimals
  • Division with decimals in the dividend within
    the context of money

Geometry and Measurement

  • Identify, describe and classify the properties and attributes of triangles, quadrilaterals and
    angles using congruency, parallelism and
    perpendicularity 
  • Similarity of triangles and rectangles
  • Measure angles with tools

Functions and Algebra

Data, Statistics and Probability


Trimester 2
EM Units 5, 6, 7, 8

Numbers and Operations

  • Identify, order and compare equivalent
    fractions, improper fractions and mixed
    numerals
  • Addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed
    numbers with unlike denominators
  • Connect common fractions (½, ¼, ¾ and any
    number over 10, 100, 1000) to decimal
    equivalents
  • Identify, order and compare percents
  • Connect percents (10%, 25%, 50%, 75% and
    100%) to fractions and decimals
  • Estimation to solve problems and for
    reasonableness with fractions, decimals and
    percents 
  • Connect numerals to quantities using models,
    number lines and graphs for integers (positive and negative)
  • Field properties (associative, identity and
    distributive)

Geometry and Measurement

  • Identify, describe and compare 3-dimensional
    objects (triangular prism, cone and pyramids)
  • Perimeter, area and volume using formulas and
    grids
  • Build 3-dimensional models from 2- and 3- dimensional
    representations

Functions and Algebra


Data, Statistics and Probability
  • Collect and record data using models, bar
    graphs, circle graphs and tables
  • Determine most effective way to collect data
    and represent it
  • Probability concepts
  • Determine a fair game

Trimester 3
EM Units 9, 10, 11, 12

Numbers and Operations

  • Employ mental and estimation strategies to
    solve problems and determine
    reasonableness of situation
Geometry and Measurement
  • Measure, solve problems and make
    conversions for time. Length, temperature,
    capacity, mass and weight using both
    standard and metric systems
  • Interpret and give directions to plot points
    and find horizontal and vertical distances ona coordinate grid in all four quadrants. 
  • Graph ordered pairs in four quadrant
  • Slide, flip, turn polygons across the x or y
    axis
  • Measure accurately, solve problems, and
    make conversions using both standard and
    metric units
  • Time to one minute interval
  • Elapsed time to whole, half, quarter and 5
    minute increments
Functions and Algebra
  • Identify, extend and write rules for linear
    and non-linear patterns
  • Use letters and symbols to represent
    unknown quantities
  • Evaluate expressions using whole numbers
  • Equivalency between two expressions
  • Find a value that will make an open
    sentence true
  • Use parentheses to simplify numerical
    expressions
  • One and multi-step linear equations 

Data, Statistics and Probability

  • Analyze data to draw and justify
    conclusions, make predictions and solve
    problems 
  • Analyze patterns, trends and distributions using mean, median, mode and range
  • Display experimental probability data in
    bar, line graphs, line plots and tables
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