The fifth-grade math curriculum was designed to be implemented over the course of a single school year. It includes seven units of study over 141 instructional days (including days for lessons, flex days, and unit assessments). We intentionally did not account for all 180 instructional days in order for teachers to fit in additional review or extension, teacher-created assessments, and school-based events.
Each unit includes a specific number of lessons, a day for assessment, and a recommended number of flex days (see the table below). These flex days can be used at the teacher’s discretion, however, for units that include both major and supporting/additional work, it is strongly recommended that the flex days be spent on content that aligns with the major work of the grade.
Each lesson was designed to be implemented within, approximately, a 50-minute class period. A suggested break down of a typical class period is shown below; however, this time allotment will vary depending on the lesson and lesson structure chosen by the teacher.
In addition to the main lessons, it is recommended to also allocate 10 minutes for daily application and 15 minutes for daily fluency. These additional blocks are meant to provide sufficient time and practice for these aspects of rigor.
Topic A: Place Value with Whole Numbers
Topic B: Place Value with Decimals
Topic C: Reading, Writing, Comparing, and Rounding Decimals
Topic A: Writing and Interpreting Numerical Expressions
Topic B: Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication
Topic C: Multi-Digit Whole Number Division
Topic A: Volume of Three-Dimensional Figures
Topic B: Classification of Two-Dimensional Shapes
Topic A: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
Topic B: Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Topic A: Fractions as Division
Topic B: Multiplying a Fraction by a Whole Number
Topic C: Multiplying a Fraction by a Fraction
Topic D: Multiplying with Mixed Numbers
Topic E: Dividing Fractions
Topic F: Fraction Expressions and Word Problems
Topic G: Line Plots
Topic A: Multiplying Decimals
Topic B: Dividing Decimals
Topic C: Decimal Expressions and Word Problems
Topic D: Measurement Conversion and Word Problems
Topic A: Introduction to the Coordinate Plane
Topic B: Drawing Figures and Shapes in the Coordinate Plane
Topic C: Real-World Problems and Patterns on the Coordinate Plane