Teacher and child talking about Geometry task.

SMCPS uses Bridges in Mathematics, 2nd Edition, as a primary resource for teaching your child the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Fifth Grade Math Content

  • use models and strategies to divide 2- and 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, with and without remainders. (Students are not expected to use the standard long division algorithm until sixth grade.)
  • add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
  • multiply fractions and divide fractions in simple cases
  • measure volume
  • explain patterns in the number of zeros and the placement of the decimal point in the answer when multiplying or dividing by powers of 10
  • read, write, round, compare, add & subtract, multiply & divide decimals
  • multiply multi-digit whole numbers
  • locate and graph points on a coordinate plane

Family Welcome Letter An introduction to Bridges including an overview of the year. 

Parent Letter by Quarter

Please follow the links below to read more detailed parent letters for each unit.

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4


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