Course/Grade Level Description
In the fifth grade, emphasis within the number area 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. Work in number using exponents and factors begins to lead to algebraic ideas that will be more visible in grade six.