Fifth Grade Mathematics Curriculum Modules
Summarized from A Story Of Units
Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions
Whole number patterns with number disks are generalized to decimal numbers. Students solve word problems with measurements in the metric system using these same patterns. Students will apply their work with place value to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimal numbers with tenths and hundredths.
Module 2: Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction OperationsThis unit uses place value patterns and the distributive and associative properties to multiply multi-digit numbers by multiples of 10 and leads to fluency with multi-digit whole number multiplication. Division with two-digit divisors is also covered.
Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of FractionsStudents will learn to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators. Fraction models, area models, and tape diagrams will be some of the tools used to help with the understanding of this concept. Students will learn to form units in tape diagrams to aid in solving word problems.
Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal FractionStudents will extend knowledge from the previous unit to apply to multiplying fractions and dividing by a unit fraction. Continued use of hands-on methods will be used. Students will also explore multi-digit decimal multiplication and division.
Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and AreaMeasuring volume and area are the emphasis of the unit. Work done in the fraction modules will be reinforced here as students will answer questions about how the area of a figure changes when scaled by a whole or fractional scale. Students may be asked to find missing fractional sides. Students will also find the volume of simple shapes composed of rectangular prisms.
Module 6: Problem Solving with the Coordinate PlaneScaling is revisited in this final module. Line plots will be presented on the coordinate plane and students are asked about the scaling relationship between the increase in the units of the vertical axis for 1 unit of increase in the horizontal axis. This unit will frame the work to be done in middle school with ratios and proportions.