Manchester Public Schools
Office of Equity and Partnerships
Grade 5 Math Curriculum Information
Here are the things your child will be expected to accomplish during the school year…
  • Multiply and divide multi-digit whole numbers quickly and accurately.
  • Multiply using the standard algorithm:

  • Divide using an area model:

  • Divide using partial quotients:

  • Write, compare, and order decimals to the thousandths.
  • Estimate decimals by rounding to nearest tenths and hundredths using a number line.
  • Find patterns when multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.
  • Watch this example for powers of 10 and decimals
ex: 2.4 x 10 = 24
                 2.4 x 100 = 240
                 2.4 10 = .24
                 2.4  100 = .024
  • Add and subtract decimals to the hundredths place.
  • Multiply and divide decimals to the hundredths place.
  • Add and subtract fractions by finding a common denominator (number of equal parts the whole is divided into)
  • Add and subtract mixed numbers using equivalent fractions and a common denominator
  • Multiply fractions using an area model
  • Find the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths
  • Multiply mixed numbers
  • Compare the size of the product (answer to a multiplication problem) to the size of one factor (number being multiplied) without multiplying
  • Divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions (unit fraction: any fraction with a numerator) 
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties (ie; number of sides, angles, parallel lines, etc).
  • Understand the concept of volume, and solve word problems involving volume (the number of cubic units needed to fill a solid figure). We find volume by multiplying the length x width x height.
  • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
  • Write simple expressions using a combination of operations and numbers that show a mathematical problem.
       (6 times the sum of 3 and 4 is 6 x (3+4).
  • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
  • Analyze patterns and relationships using given rules. (You start with $50 in your account and each week you add $15. At the end of 5 weeks how much will you have?)
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