Fifth Grade Math

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Math Mammoth

Focuses on an understanding of mathematical concepts. Uses clear explanations, lots of visual exercises and pattern exercises. Mastery-oriented: concentrates fairly long on a topic, with fairly few topics per grade.  Emphasizes mental math and developing number sense. Very little preparation needed.  Learn More

Needs: Semester One – Worktext 5A,  Semester Two- Worktext 5B

Notes: A great curriculum that covers all skills really well.   Crammed full of information so page layout can seem a little overwhelming.  No color.  A great fit for the student that gets Math. 2 workbooks A & B.  Placement Test

There are lots of youtube videos by Maria Miller (the author)  Here

Math-U-See Epsilon

Recognizing and generating equivalent fractions

  • Understanding addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and mixed numbers
  • Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and mixed numbers
  • Using multiple strategies to recognize common factors
  • Understanding grouping symbols and their effect on order of operations
  • Interpreting and solving word problems
  • Comparing, and converting decimal fractions
  • Finding the area and circumference of circles
  • Classifying Quadrilaterals
  • Representing fractions and fractional measurements on line plots and number lines
  • Using coordinates to represent ordered relationships  Learn More

Needs Student Workbook, Teacher Manual & Instructional DVD, Integer Block Set & Fraction Overlays.

Notes:  Math-U-See is great for hands on learners.  It can be quite repetitive and doesn’t contain many reviews.  Placement Test

Singapore Primary Math

The students are provided with the necessary learning experiences beginning with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. This approach encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem-solving. This helps develop the foundation students will need for more advanced mathematics. Practice exercises are designed to provide the students with further practice after they have done the relevant workbook exercises. Review exercises are provided for cumulative reviews of concepts and skills. All the practice exercises and review exercises are optional exercises. Learn More  

Needs: Semester One – Workbook A, Textbook A, Home Instructor Guide A.  Semester two – Workbook B, Textbook B, Home Instructor Guide B.

Notes: This level isn’t a complete curriculum and will need supplementation. Colorful kid-friendly pages.  Placement Test

Mathematical Reasoning

Mathematical Reasoning™ Level F is a complete curriculum for the fifth-grade level that teaches the mathematical concepts and skills students are expected to know.  This book also introduces several skills and concepts normally taught in the next grade level.  Mathematical Reasoning™ books help students devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. These highly effective activities use step-by-step, discussion-based problem solving and computation to build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher-level math and math assessments.  This book is written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills.  Learn More

NeedsNo additional needs

Notes: Colorful pages self-directed.

Saxon Math

Saxon Math Homeschool 6/5 teaches math with a spiral approach, which emphasizes the incremental development of new material and continuous review of previously taught concepts.

Building upon the principles taught in Saxon Math 5/4, the Saxon 65 textbook covers concepts such as the order of operations; geometry and measurement; integers; divisibility concepts; ratios; statistics and probability; prime and composite numbers; patterns and sequences; and powers and roots. Students will specifically learn about making a multiplication table, adding/subtracting fractions with a common denominator, multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100, perimeter, simple probability, decimal parts of a meter, reciprocals, volume, square roots, graphing points on a coordinate plane, and more.

Lessons contain a warm-up (with facts practice, mental math, & problem-solving exercises); introduction to the new concept, lesson practice exercises where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice exercises, which includes 25-30 old and new problems. In-depth “Investigations” are provided every 10 lessons and have their own set of questions. Math 6/5 also includes 6 in lesson activities and 5 investigation activities. Learn More

The Tests and Worksheets book provides supplemental “facts practice” tests for each lesson, as well as 23 cumulative tests that cover every 5-10 lessons. The included “activity sheets” are designed to be used with the activities given in the student worktext. Five optional, reproducible, recording forms are also included.

The Solutions Manual provides answers for all problems in the lesson (including Warm-up, lesson practice, and mixed practice exercises), as well as solutions for the supplemental practice found in the back of the student text. It also includes answers for the facts practice tests, activity sheets, and tests in the separate tests & worksheets book.

Saxon Math 6/5 is designed for students in grade 5, or grade 6 students who are struggling with math.

NeedsStudent Text, Solutions Manual, Tests & Worksheets.

Notes: Saxon Math has a very dry presentation.  The pages are devoid of color, but it has lots of reviews and is a well-respected curriculum. Placement Test

Beast Academy

Beast Academy books provide a curriculum that is both rigorous and complete as well as engaging and entertaining. Each grade is split into four parts (A-D). For each part, there is a Guide and a Practice book.

Guides provide instruction delivered by the Academy instructors in a comic book style that encourages reasoning and problem-solving.

Practice books provide hundreds of problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons.  Learn More

Needs: Semester One -Practice book (workbook) 5A & 5B, Guide (textbook) 5A & 5B.  Semester Two – Practice book (workbook) 5C & 5D, Guide (textbook) 5C & 5D.

Teaching Textbooks

Expanding their bestselling curriculum into the younger math years, Math 5 retains the features that homeschoolers have come to love. A textbook written directly to the student, answer booklet and CD-ROM collection with step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of homework and test problems are included to start your students on the right track to upper-level math. Topics covered include fractions, decimals, percents, simple geometry (e.g. area and perimeter), units of measure, probability, bar and circle graphs, and equation-solving. Math 5 also features a digital grade book that grades answer as soon as they are entered, providing immediate feedback while the problems are still fresh in the student’s minds. 116 lessons and 19 quizzes. Learn More

Needs: Workbook & CD’s

Notes: Use a year ahead to stay at grade level.  Placement Test

Right Start Math

Beast Academy books provide a curriculum that is both rigorous and complete as well as engaging and entertaining. Each grade is split into four parts (A-D). For each part, there is a Guide and a Practice book.

Guides provide instruction delivered by the Academy instructors in a comic book style that encourages reasoning and problem-solving.

Practice books provide hundreds of problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons. Learn More

Needs: Semester One -Practice book (workbook) 5A & 5B, Guide (textbook) 5A & 5B.  Semester Two – Practice book (workbook) 5C & 5D, Guide (textbook) 5C & 5D.

Dreambox (Online)

Dreambox is adaptive, personalized instruction.  Learn More

Notes: Not a complete curriculum, but a fun supplement.  Lots of games.  Can be difficult to transfer skills to paper if used alone.

Aleks Math

Aleks Math is a research-based, online program that offers course products for mathematics, business, science, and behavioral science. Using personalized learning and adaptive assessments, ALEKS quickly and accurately determines exactly what a student is most ready to learn. This unique approach to learning dramatically improves student performance and confidenceLearn More

Prodigy (Online)

With a diagnostic test to place students in the correct grade, embedded assessments, and automatic differentiation, Prodigy ensures that each one of your students succeed at their own pace. Learn More