In fifth grade math, areas of study include reviewing and expansion of previously acquired skills as well as the introduction and development of newer skills. The curriculum includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers. As well, students explore numerical expression, graphing, exponents and powers, prime factorization, perimeter area, volume, and geometry.
The Importance Of Math Facts
One of the biggest ways to boost performance and understanding in Math class (and decrease frustration and errors) is increasing fluency in Math facts. The only way to maintain fluency is to continue to PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! How your child practices is not as important as the fact that they DO practice, and that they continue this throughout the year. Practice can be done using printed facts sheets (A+ Math and several other sites have sections on their sites that provide printable practice sheets). Practice can also be done using games or other practice tools found at teaching stores (wrap ups and such). Finally, practice can be done using the many websites out there that offer "drill" style practice and games for math facts. Several of the links below provide such math fact practice. If your child does not know their facts well enough to give answers immediately (without pause/think time to come up with the fact), then daily practice is advised (or at least every other day). If they are already fluent, regularly weekly practice is advised to maintain that fluency.