Michael J. Allen

Class of 2018 - 2019

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Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Grade 5 Math

Click here to read the latest curriculum frameworks (Common Core) for Grade 5 Math in Massachusetts.

Medford adopted the Pearson Education's enVisionMATH Common Core Edition program.

Here are the topics covered in Grade 5 (please note that we may not teach all of these topics in this specific order):

Topic 1
Place Value

Topic 2
Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Topic 3
Multiplying Whole Numbers

Topic 4
Dividing by 1-Digit Divisors

Topic 5
Dividing by 2-Digit Divisors

Topic 6
Multiplying Decimals

Topic 7
Dividing Decimals

Topic 8
Numerical Expressions, Patterns, and Relationships

Topic 9
Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Topic 10
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers

Topic 11
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Topic 12
Volume of Solids

Topic 13
Units of Measure

Topic 14

Topic 15
Classifying Plane Figures

Topic 16
Coordinate Geometry


Each Topic includes between 5 and 10 lessons. Each Topic takes about one week to ten days to complete and is typically concluded with a review and assessment activity, the scores of which are shared with parents. The assessments are kept and stored and are a main component of the scores that appear on the end of term report card.

Math practice worksheets based on that day's lesson are given out for homework four times a week.

The Math program this year will be taught by Ms. O'Donnell as part of Medford's mandated Fifth grade 'class switch' for Math and Science.


enVisions web resources



Meri Kimball's Math page

This link takes you to my old colleague, partner-teacher and friend, Meri Kimball's website and her guide to the Math standards. She was the fabulous 'Ms. Moll' when she worked at the Brooks!



Other Math resources:


Khan Academy - Video Instruction for Math Concepts

Click here to check out some selected videos from the Khan Academy, an online resource for education, that will help students with math concepts. This includes videos for concepts such as data analysis, decimals, exponents, fractions, measurement, negative numbers, number sense, operations, and prime factorization.


Math Fun


Some fiendishly tricky math puzzles for you.

Can you solve any of them?