5th Grade Math in Focus

Math in Focus 5A
  • Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade. 
    Please reference the K-5 Scope and Sequence to see how mathematics skills are introduced and expanded within each grade level.
    This year, your fifth grader will focus on:
    • building problem-solving skills and strategies
    • multiplying and dividing with 2-digit numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals
    • solving equations and evaluating inequalities
    • finding the area of two dimensional shapes, and surface area and volume of three dimensional shapes
    • using ratios and percents, and finding the probability of an event
    • applying properties of angles, triangles, and four-sided figures

Supporting at Home

  • You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home by encouraging opportunities to use math in everyday situations. Allow your child's math class-work or homework to guide you in determine the appropriate level of challenge.

    While reading newspapers and magazines, invite your child to:

    • estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients of large numbers
    • keep an eye out for ratios, percents and graphs

    At home or at the supermarket, challenge your child to:

    • decide which brand is more cost-effective
    • find the surface area and volume of objects in the same shape of rectangular prisms
    • classify triangles and find the area of triangular figures
    • use calculators to work with household bills

    On car or bus trips, allow your child to:

    • identify various three-dimensional shapes
    • read maps with scales expressed in ratio forms



    Students have digital access to resources!


    Username:  6 digit RTSD ID@rtsd.org  (ex: 123456@rtsd.org)

    Password:  RTSD network Password


Learning Targets By Unit

  • Learning Targets are statements that guide and frame instruction.  Learning Targets are aligned to state standards, however differ slightly from course objectives in that they are written in a student-friendly way to help build meaningful learning.  Learning Targets are shared with students to empower students to take ownership of their learning in the classroom, by reflecting on what they know and still have to learn.  The Learning Targets are consistent across the district, which ensures that all students are receiving an enriching, challenging and rigorous mathematical experience in all classrooms.  We encourage you to become familiar with your child's grade-level math Learning Targets, and encourage you to have discussions with your children about what they are learning in mathematics. As always, we continue to support a growth mindset approach, and use these learning targets as ways to support growth, while developing valuable critical thinking and problem solving skill.  
    To access the 5th Grade Mathematics Learning Targets, please click here.

Parent Support Tutorials and Videos

  • To access videos and tutorials, please click here.