Course Outline: Grade 5 Mathematics

Course Title: Grade 5 Mathematics
Course Code: MAT5
Grade: 5
Credit Value: None. Credits are not issued at the elementary level.
Prerequisite(s): None
Curriculum Policy Document: The Ontario Curriculum Grade 1-8: Mathematics, 2005 (revised)
Department: Mathematics
Development Date: September 2020
Most Recent Revision Date: September 2020

Course Description:

This course builds on the Grade 4 curriculum to further develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts by exploring topics related to number sense and numeration, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, patterning and algebra, and data management and probability. Students work with numbers up to 100,000, proper and improper fractions, and mixed numbers, and develop the concept of place value up to hundredths. Students count forward and backwards by 0.01, and build on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills by solving problems with multiplication of whole digit numbers and solving problems with addition and subtraction of decimal numbers to hundredths. They also explore proportional reasoning by investigating whole-number rates. Through investigations, students measure and record perimeter, area, temperature change, and elapsed time. Students also determine the relationships among units and measurable attributes, specifically looking at the area of a rectangle and the volume of a rectangular prism. They identify and classify two-dimensional shapes by side and angle properties, compare and sort three-dimensional figures, and identify and construct nets of prisms and pyramids. Students identify and describe the location of an object using cardinal directions and translate two-dimensional shapes. Furthermore, students investigate a table of values to determine relationships in growing and shrinking patterns, and investigate repeating patterns involving translations. Students demonstrate, through investigation, an understanding of the use of variables in equations. In addition, students collect and organize discrete or continuous primary and secondary data and display the data using charts and graphs. Students read, describe and interpret primary data and secondary data presenting in charts and graphs, and represent as a fraction the probability that an outcome will occur through a simple probability experiment, using systematic lists and area models. Throughout the course, students reinforce the mathematical processes of problem-solving, reasoning and proving, reflecting, selecting tools and computational strategies, connecting, representing, and communicating. Through investigation of real-life problems, students develop a strong foundation of mathematical knowledge and skills. Students apply mathematical processes and build transferrable critical thinking skills in varied teaching and consolidation activities that appeal to diverse learning styles. Students participate in engaging storylines along with characters that connect their learning real-world contexts and build confidence through facilitating a positive attitude towards mathematics. Various opportunities are provided to consolidate student learning through technology and offline activities, including tactile manipulatives, to reinforce essential mathematical strategies and tools. The course has a strong focus on reinforcing number sense and numeracy skills and provides various activities for practice throughout. This course prepares students for Grade 6 mathematics.

Resources Required by the Student:

This course is entirely online and does not require nor rely on any textbook. Students will require the following resources:

  • A scanner, smart phone camera, or similar device to digitize handwritten or hand-drawn work
  • A smart phone camera or similar device to take pictures of student work
  • A device to record audio
  • A printer
  • A physical binder, folder, or notebook for offline activities
  • Calculator
  • Protractor
  • Compass
  • Ruler with centimetres
  • Various household items to complete offline activities

Overall Curriculum Expectations:





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