The fifth grade math program consists of a wide range of math concepts and skills based on the Common Core Standards in Mathematics. Our first unit focuses on a variety of activities that build students' number sense. We will begin the year by reviewing place value. Next, we will be using different strategies to strengthen our multiplication and division skills. We will then apply these skills to solve word problems. Being able to identify the operations needed to solve problems and learn how to work through multi-step problems will be our focus. Finally, students will learn the order of operations. Our other units of study this year will be volume, fractions, decimals, geometry, and algebra.

**Basic Math Skills**

Your child will be more successful in math if he/she knows the basic math skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In fifth grade, we use these basic skills daily as we learn new skills and concepts. Students will have a weekly "Hot Shots" multiplication facts test that checks accuracy and speed! If your child is struggling, please encourage him/her to practice these facts for fifteen minutes each night. There are a variety of websites that make practicing fun!