• Lower Dauphin School District

Curriculum Guide

Synopsis of Curriculum

The Fifth Grade Mathematics curriculum is divided into five general areas: Numbers and Operations; Numbers and Operations – Fractions; Algebraic Concepts; Measurement, Data and Probability; and, Geometry. Fifth grade students will extend their understanding of place value and the use of the operations to whole numbers and decimals.  The students will use the four operations to solve problems with decimals.  Fifth grade students will use equivalence to add and subtract fractions and learn to multiply and divide fractions.  The students will learn to analyze patterns and relationships using two rules.  Fifth grade students will learn to graph points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and interpret these points when solving problems.  The students will solve problems using conversion within a measurement system; they will interpret data using an appropriate scale; they will solve problems involving the computation of fractions using information from a line plot; and, the will solve problems within the concept of volume and relate volume to multiplication and addition.

Units of Study Titles

Numbers and Operations

Numbers and Operations - Fractions

Algebraic Concepts

Measurement, Data and Probability

Geometry