• What will my child study in fifth grade?


    Operations and Algebraic Thinking

    • Write and interpret numerical expressions.
    • Analyze patterns and relationships.


    Number and Operations in Base Ten  

    • Understand the place value system.
    • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.


    Number and Operations—Fractions  

    • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
    • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

    Measurement and Data


    • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
    • Represent and interpret data.
    • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.



    • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

    Mathematical Practices

    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    • Model with mathematics.
    • Use appropriate tools strategically.
    • Attend to precision.
    • Look for and make use of structure.
    • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.


    • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
    • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
    • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
    • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
    • Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
    • Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
    • Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
    • Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
    • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.