Grade 5 Curriculum
Learn more (pdf) about the units, the math, the components, and some of the games, activities, and contexts at fifth grade.
Unit Summaries contains a brief summary of the mathematical content of each of the units in the Grade 5 sequence.
Math Content describes the mathematical work of Grade 5 in each of the following content areas: Multiplication and Division and Addition, Subtraction, and the Number System (both listed under Number and Operations—Whole Numbers); Rational Numbers; Patterns, Functions, and Change; Data Analysis and Probability; and Geometry and Measurement. The mathematical emphases and benchmarks in each content area are also included.
Scope and Sequence
Explore a Session from the first Grade 5 unit, Number Puzzles and Multiple Towers: Multiplication and Division 1. All of the materials referenced in the Session—Resource Masters, Student Activity Book pages, Student Math Handbook pages, and two Teacher Notes—are also included.
- Session 3.3—Solving More Division Problems PDF
- Student Activity Book—Division Problems PDF
- Student Activity Book—Story Problems: School Supplies PDF
- Resource Master—Quick Images: Seeing Numbers PDF
- Student Math Handbook—Division Strategies PDF
- Teacher Note—Division Strategies PDF
- Teacher Note—Developing Computation Strategies That Make Sense PDF
Fraction Track Game
This series of pages presents the Fraction Track game. Videos show teacher facilitating a class discussion, a pair of students working together, and the teacher’s reflections.
Grade 5 Components
Learn about the various components that make up the Core Curriculum Package in Grade 5,
This document lists the Grade 5 units, the number of sessions in each one, and the total number of sessions in the Grade 5 curriculum. It also contains information about the expectations for the number of minutes spent per day on mathematics.
Investigations and the CCSS
Learn more about Investigations and the Common Core State Standards at Grade 5. The sample Session, Multiplying by “Small” Numbers, is one of several Sessions focused on multiplying decimals. It is designed to be incorporated in the sixth Grade 5 unit, Decimals on Grids and Number Lines: Decimals, Fractions, and Percents. The instructional plans layout Session-by-Session changes to each Investigation in that unit.
What does an Investigations classroom look and sound like? The videos below provide images of teachers and students at work in a range of fifth grade classrooms.
Students choose which of three estimates is the closest estimate for a given multiplication or division problem, and explain their thinking.