Fifth Grade Learning Goals
In fifth grade, students will practice more complex mathematical concepts such as exponents, decimals, fractions and more. They will read and understand new vocabulary in science and social studies as well significantly improve their grammar skills. They will expand their knowledge about the scientific method, historical events and important historical figures.
Below are some of the skills and concepts a fifth grade education should include.
Comparing and contrasting topics and themes
Using linking words and writing a conclusion
Multiplying two fractions using an area model
Understanding how Earth’s four spheres interact within the water cycle
Knowing and locating different climate zones around the world
Math Objectives for 5th Grade
Below are just some of the 5th grade math objectives your child is expected to achieve. Finding a comprehensive and effective fifth grade math curriculum will ensure your child is learning all the important concepts and topics necessary to move on to sixth grade.
Use place value to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals
Apply formulas to solve various customary length/weight/capacity/temperature problems
Calculate the probability of an event
Below are some concepts a fifth grader should know.
Rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten thousand and hundred thousand
Using partial products and mental multiplication
Dividing with two-digit divisors
Ordering and comparing fractions
Comparing perimeter and area
Reading Goals/Objectives for 5th Grade
In fifth grade, students read a mix of literary and informational texts to strengthen their reading fluency and comprehension skills as well as expand their vocabulary.
Below are just some of the reading goals that fifth grade language arts activities should help your child achieve.
Summarize and paraphrase information from a text
Read and interpret charts, graphs and other graphic representations in a text
Analyze a writer’s point of view and compare points of view from various writers on the same topic