Math Units (5th Grade)

Helpful Resources:
District Standards for the Basic Facts:
100 facts in 3 minutes
100 facts in 3 minutes
100 basic facts in 3 minutes
(includes 11's and 12's)
100 facts in 5 minutes
(includes 11 and 12 as a divisor or quotient)
Click here to time test yourself.

Click the stopwatch.
Click the boy to link to a place to make a practice assessment.
Graph Paper
Click on the picture for graph paper.

Click this image for more graph paer.
Practice Math Facts Here:
Site 1 Quizville
Site 2 Sheppard Software
Site 3 Funbrain Math Baseball
Site 4 Sum Sense Multiplication
Site 5 Fun Brain Mathcar Racing
Site 6 Math Playground
Site 7 Division Bingo
Site 8 Arcademic Skill Builders (online games)
Site 9 HUGE selection of games
Site 10

Check out these amazing multiplication games from Big Brainz.

For Fun:
Click the picture to try the problem. If you figure it out, show Mrs. Pardington and she'll give you a pencil (one time deal).
Math Practice Worksheets:
Number Line
Click the number line.

Math Dictionary
Interactive Hundreds Chart
Click on the image to "splat" some squares!

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Math Games (Interactive)
Click the penguin.
Textbook Website
Click the owl to go to the website.
Math Help Through Math TV
MathTV icon.jpg
Click on the icon.

5th Grade Math Units
Unit 1: Number Theory
This dictionary is handy for ANY math concept, but it shows a nice definition and great visual of some arrays. Choose letter "A" and then pick "arrays."
This site gives good information and uses for arrays.
"Arrays can save your life!" says the crab. See video below:

Be sure you read the directions at the bottom before you play this "2 player" game.
•Prime and Composite Numbers
Review what PRIME and COMPOSITE means. Be sure to try "Learn," "Practice," and "Play" up at the top. They have pencil icons next to them.
Here's another explanation of PRIME and COMPOSITE with a small chart of examples, similar to the chart in your math journal p. 16.
**Prime and Composite Reference Sheet** from
•Prime Factorization
Learn how to find the prime factorization of a number using a factor tree.
Factor Trees: Use these fun interactive sites to find the prime factorization of a given number.
•Hundreds Chart
Use this interactive hundreds chart to record prime numbers or composite numbers. You could also use it to find multiples. You could use it to illustrate the divisibility rules, too. You could even use it to let out any frustration with numbers!!!!! Have fun!
**Unit 1 Study Guide**
Unit 2: Estimation and Computation
• Open Sentences
Review open sentences at this site.
Remember, open sentences use a "relation" sign like equal to, greater than, less than, etc.
•Maximum, Minimum, Range, Mode, Median, Mean
Review the meaning of these landmark terms.
**Mean, Median, Mode, and Range**
This slide show, by Monica Yuskaitis, reviews mean, median, mode and range.
**Statistical Landmarks**
Here's a handy reference sheet you can print.
This site gives good definitions but doesn't have examples like the above site. I liked the "Confusion!" part that explained variances in median, mode, and mean.
• Estimation
Practice rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. Choose "R" and then "round."
• Computation
Make worksheets for +, - , *, and / to help you practice.
I found success with making decent looking division worksheets here. Use the following landmarks for division: minimum=2, maximum=12, answer range 2 to 12 (don't use a hyphen for "to"), number of rows =10, problems per row=10.
Be sure to read the directions at the bottom for this "2 player" game for practicing multiplication.
**Unit 2 Study Guide**
Unit 3: Geometry Exploration
•Applications Here are some geometry worksheets you can print off for practice on many of the concepts listed below.
**Geometry in the Real World**
A slideshow showing a lot of geometry in the building of the Hoover Dam Bypass.
Here's an update to the bridge. This may not be available after a certain time, so enjoy while you can. Be sure to click on the slideshow to see the stages of it being built.
•Measuring Angles and Constructing Angles
Practice measuring with an online protractor. Be sure to click on the "check" box (rather than the green arrow) to check your work. If you're wrong, keep trying until you get it right. If you are right, click the green arrow and try some more. Choose the "P" section and then click on "protractor."
Practice measuring angles.
I made a Powerpoint presentation to help you identify the different types of angles.
See the animation which shows how to construct an angle using a protractor.
• Adjacent Angles and Vertical Angles
Adjacent angles are angles that are next to each other. When two adjacent angles are next to each other to form a straight line (as when two lines intersect), they equal 180˚. The mathematical term for angles that equal 180˚ is "supplementary."
More information about "supplementary."
This site explains "vertical angles." Choose the "V" section and choose "vertical angles."
Scroll down this site to see difference types of triangles, including equilateral, isosceles, and scalene.
• Polygons
Review polygons here.
Learn about tessellations with some cool examples.
Try making tessellations on this plane. If you want to rotate a shape, click on a vertex until a black point appears. Rotate the shape by pointing and clicking on the black point and then rotating.
Fun geometry related activities!

**Unit 3 Study Guide**

Unit 4: Division
Review long division with this Powerpoint by Monica Uskaitis.

• Computation
Make worksheets for division to help you practice.


Unit 5: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Figure out the "fraction of" answer. Click the text and then its matching answer on the right. A picture will be revealed when you have done them all correctly.

Try the challenge of finding equivalent fractions, decimals, or percents.

• Equivalent Fractions
Review what equivalent fractions are and how to get them.

If you think you can find equivalent fractions in your head, give this game a try. Click on the instructions first and then play. Email Mrs. Pardington and let her know your score.

• Comparing Fractions
Review different methods for comparing fractions.

Type in the two fractions you are comparing, and this site will show you a visual (picture) to help you compare them.

Read the instructions at the bottom first. Then push start and try it out.

This site shows how you can change the denominators of the fractions so that they are the same. When you do this, it's easier to compare fractions.
Try this game when you think you can add fractions and then simplify them (including simplyfying them to mixed numbers. Try NOT to squash the bugs!!

**Unit 5 Study Guide**

Unit 6: Using Data; Addition and Subtraction of Fractions

•Coordinate Geometry****
Practice Coordinate Geometry.

Learn to plot points on a plane.

Practice Coordinate Geometry with some games you can make or download some graphing sheets you can use to make pictures.

Play "Hit the Coordinate."
Create a graph.

Pie graph / circle graph

•Stem and Leaf Plots
View this video for a GREAT introduction to stem and leaf plots.

Read about stem and leaf plots.

If you're up to the challenge, you can try this game of adding and subtracting fractions. You will need knowledge of how to convert improper fractions to mixed fractions.

Unit 7: Exponents and Negative Numbers

• Exponents
by Monica Yuskaitis
This is a great introduction to exponents.

When you feel comfortable with exponents, use this website for more challenging information.
• Negative Numbers
View this slide show by Monica Yuskaitis as an introduction to negative and positive numbers:****
Click "negative number" and check out the number line. It shows where the negative numbers fall on the number line.
Adding and subtracting negative and positive numbers.
Try adding or subtracting negative and positive numbers. Click the number line where the answer should be.
Try these 2 games with negative numbers.
• Scientific Notation Scientific Notation.*• Order of Operations*Order of Operations Games

**Unit 7 Study Guide**

Unit 8: Fractions and Ratios

•Adding Fractions
Practice adding fractions with unlike denominators.

•Subtracting Fractions
Review the steps for subtracting fractions, especially those with unlike denominators.

•Multiplying Fractions
Review the steps for multiplying fractions.

Here's another review of the steps.

This site reviews what to do when the fractions to be multiplied are mixed numbers.
Play a game with multiplying fractions with whole numbers. Try to get a score of 40 in 7 turns.
Fun game to multiply fractions. If you remember to simplify and reduce your fraction, you get more points.

•Dividing Fractions
One method for dividing fractions is to change the fraction(s) so that they have the same denominator. Then proceed with dividing.
Another method for dividing fractions is to "flip" the divisor (reciprical) and then multiply.

•"Fraction of" Problems
Check out the video to review how to find the "fraction of" a number.

•"Percent of" Problems
Review how to find a "percent of" a number by changing the percent to a decimal and then multiplying.

•Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Review how to change fractions, decimals, and percents to equivalences.

__**Unit 8 Study Guide**__

Unit 9: Coordinates, Area, Volume, and Capacity

Practice Coordinate Geometry.
Scroll down and choose the "Coordinates" PowerPoint Slide Show.

Coordinate Graph Paper (4 quadrants)

Coordinate Graph Paper (4 quadrants) - 4 grids to a page

•Perimeter and Area
Reference Sheet from
Here's a song that might help you remember the difference between perimeter and area:
Good site to start with to review or learn about perimeter and area. Choose "area" and then choose level 3. You can do it!!!
Play to find the perimeter and area of rectangles. Notice how different rectangles can have the same perimeter or area but look very different.
This has a quick reference to see the area formulas for 2 dimensional (plane) figures. You can click on each figure's name to find out more information.
Review how to find the area of a triangle, especially unusual triangles like an obtuse triangle.
**Unit 9 Study Guide**
Unit 10: Using Data; Algebra Concepts and Skills
Here's a balance for working on algebra problems.
•Area of a Circle
Here's an explanation of how we get the area of a circle.
Unit 11: Volume
Unit 12: Probability, Ratios, and Rates
Click on each disc and release them over the pegboard. What are the chances for landing on each number? What is the highest score you can get? What IS your high score?
•Greatest Common Factor
Great explanation for the greatest common factor.**
Two ways of finding the greatest common factor are given.
Factors and Multiples
Use this slide show to review "multiple", "factor", "least common multiple," and "greatest common factor."