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Grade 5

Bloomington Public Schools provide a standards based curriculum to fully prepare all students to be successful life-long learners. The link to the essential standards below will allow you to see the core of the academic program for fifth graders.

Grade 5 standards

Parents and other caring adults are essential partners in the education of children. We appreciate the opportunity to work together with you to help your child be successful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Fact Fluency

In accordance with the recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) we have a fact fluency expectation for all of our students in grades 2-5. Fact fluency means an automatic recall of basic facts, which allows students to solve more challenging or complex mathematical problems. The expectation of fact fluency for fifth graders is 25 addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts correct in 2 minutes. Student progress toward this expectation is monitored in the classroom with a written assessment. Your assistance at home with helping your child achieving fluency with basic facts is greatly appreciated. 

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Algorithms

An algorithm is the name for a process used to solve a mathematical equation. Since our goal is for all students to succeed in mathematics, we teach a variety of algorithms to solve equations. While they may look look quite a bit different than how you may have learned them, the rationale is two-fold: first, to anchor the understanding of the meaning of the calculation which is primarily rooted in place value; second, to provide students with exposure to a variety of ways to arrive at an answer to a problem, so that students may choose the way that is most successful for them.

Some helpful animations of the algorithms may be found here. 
Find the area that says "Free Family Resources" at the top of the page, and click on the button that says "Launch."

Everyday Math Family Letters

The links below will bring you to the Everyday Mathematics Family Letters which are available in a variety of languages. The letters include an overview of the unit of study, as well as a glossary of vocabulary terms, "do anytime" activities, and help with homelink activities.

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Additional Everyday Math parent resources

This site includes links to glossaries in english and spanish, help with home links & study links, frequently asked questions, and computation resources.

Also, remember to check the link for Everyday Math Games to download and play at home.