5th Grade Mathematics

Academic Year Mathematics

Students complete their study of the arithmetic of fractions, decimals, and negative integers. They are also introduced to topics in geometry, number theory, statistics, and beginning algebra through lessons on three-dimensional solids, factors and multiples, statistics and data, sequences, and ratios. As with our earlier elementary school classes, we include challenging word problems and puzzles to teach students mathematical modeling and deductive reasoning.

After completing Grade 5 Mathematics, students are ready to start building a solid foundation for algebra in Prealgebra.


All times Eastern.
Sep 7 - May 31
4:15 - 6:00 PM Mark Smith
Sep 10 - Jun 10
2:30 - 4:15 PM Joyce Yang

Sample Problems

Below are examples of some of the types of problems that students will encounter in our 5th Grade Mathematics course.
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