• Name:

    Math 5 (MA5)

  • Department:

    Grade 5

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Math 4 (MA4)

Math 5


In this course, emphasis on developing number sense shifts to understanding of the addition and subtraction of fractions, with continued consolidation of multiplication and division concepts and skills with whole numbers. The idea of remainders in whole-number division is addressed. Students learn the meaning of a fraction as the result of a division problem, and learn to work with decimals and percentages. In geometry and measurement, there is emphasis on the meaning and measurement of angles and on solving problems involving areas and angles. Students will use exponents and factors that will eventually lead to algebraic ideas that will be further developed in future grades.


In Math 5, students will use Saxon Math curriculum as they explore and investigate mathematical patterns found in the world. They will continue to build on their previous mathematical knowledge in numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis & probability, and problem solving using a spiraling curriculum. Students will master skills by working through lessons, daily practice activities, investigations, projects, classroom discussions, comprehension checks, and individualized learning using web-based math games. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to continue on to 6th grade math.

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