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Math

5th grade (U.S.)

Whether you are a robot, possum, magic unicorn, or just a normal human being, 5th grade is incredible! You will deepen your knowledge of the decimals that you were first exposed to in 4th grade. In particular, you'll learn to do all the arithmetic operations--addition, subtraction, multiplication, division--with them and really understand what a decimal represents. This will be complemented by building your fraction muscles where you'll learn to add, subtract, and multiply any fractions (and begin to divide them). On the measurement front, you'll explore volume (or how much "space" something takes up) and continue the unit conversion journey begun in 4th grade. 5th grade is also the first time that you get exposed to the fundamental concept of graphing points on a coordinate plane, and you'll get a very brief exposure to the concept of exponents (when exploring "powers" of 10)! (Content was selected for this grade level based on a typical curriculum in the United States.)
Community Questions
Fractions

Adding and subtracting fractions

You've already got 2 cups of sugar in the cupboard. Your grandmother's recipe for disgustingly-sweet fudge cake calls for 3 and 1/3 cups of sugar. How much sugar do you need to borrow from you robot neighbor? Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators is key. It might be a good idea to look at the equivalent fractions tutorial before tackling this one. Common Core Standard: 5.NF.A.1

Adding and subtracting fractions word problems

You know what a fraction is and are now eager to apply this knowledge to real-world situations? Well, you're about to see that adding and subtracting fractions is far more powerful (and fun) then you've ever dreamed possible! Common Core Standard: 5.NF.A.2

Dividing fractions

This is one exciting tutorial. In it, we will understand that fractions can represent division (and the other way around). Then we will create fractions by dividing whole numbers and then start dividing the fractions themselves. We'll see that dividing by something is the exact same thing as multiplying by that thing's reciprocal! Common Core Standards: 5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.B.7, 5.NF.B.7a, 5.NF.B.7b, 5.NF.B.7c

Multiplying fractions word problems

Multiplying fractions is useful. Period. That's all we really have to say. Believe us don't believe us. You'll learn eventually. This tutorial will have you multiplying in real-world scenarios (which is almost as fun as completely artificial, fake scenarios). Common Core Standard: 5.NF.B.6