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Mathematics

Grade 5
Mathematics

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What your child is learning

Grade 5 students

  • show and describe numbers to 1 000 000
  • apply mental mathematics and estimation strategies
  • solve problems involving whole numbers and decimals
  • describe and compare fractions and decimals
  • create equivalent fractions
  • describe a pattern in order to make predictions
  • identify 90° angles
  • determine the relationship between area and perimeter in rectangles
  • measure length using cm and m, volume using cm3 and m3, and capacity using mL and L
  • write and solve one-step equations to solve problems with whole number solutions
  • describe and perform reflections, rotations and slides of 2-D shapes
  • identify and sort rectangles, squares, trapezoids, parallelograms and rhombuses
  • construct and interpret double bar graphs
  • use experimental probability or theoretical probability to solve problems

For more about Grade 5 Mathematics, refer to the program of studies.

How your child is assessed

Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your child

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.

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