Fifth Grade Math Common Core Breakdown

Common Core for Fifth GradeHere is the Common Core at a glance for the fifth grade, available as a free PDF download at the bottom of this post. This graphic shows the percentage of Common Core standards per Common Core domain, as laid out by the Common Core State Standard Initiative.

While I’ve divided up the skills per domain and shown where the Common Core focus is for this grade level, this doesn’t necessarily mean that teachers should be teaching all of these standards throughout the year using these percentages as a guideline… some skills will of course take longer for students to learn, practice, and review than others. Nonetheless, it is interesting to use this pie chart to see which domains have what focus during the fifth grade year. For example, in the fifth grade, a larger focus is placed on working with fractions; during this school year, students will be learning to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions and work with fractions and whole numbers.

Fifth grade skills learned

Here are some of the fifth grade mathematics skills according to the Common Core State Standard Initiative:

  • Writing and interpreting numerical expressions
  • Showing an understanding of the place value system
  • Working with multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to hundredths
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions
  • Converting like measurement units within a measurement system
  • Representing and interpreting data and data series
  • Understanding volume and relating volume to multiplication and addition
  • Graphing points on a coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems
  • Classifying two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties

Fifth Grade Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standard domains for fifth grade mathematics are broken down in the following manner:

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 3 standards (12%)
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten: 7 standards (27%)
  • Number and Operations-Fractions: 7 standards (27%)
  • Measurement and Data: 5 standards (19%)
  • Geometry: 4 standards (15%)

The various Common Core skills that students will be learning and practicing during this academic year can be found beneath the headers showing the various percentages of skills learned per Common Core domain.

I hope that this resource serves as a useful tool throughout the fifth grade year!

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