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# 5th Grade Math Learning Targets for Special Education | Teach

Updated: May 16, 2022

Teaching fifth-grade math comes with a lot of responsibility. You are not only teaching math concepts but also preparing students for high-stakes testing used to summarize the entire elementary school experience.

While this can be daunting, it is also an exciting time to see what students have retained and how they have grown as learners.

Because fifth-grade math is a culmination of third, fourth, and fifth-grade math learning, there is a great deal of importance that goes into analyzing the student's foundation and assessing for learning gaps. For special education teachers this is crucial and the most important we can do.

With 65 to 85% of the class time focused on five primary areas, it is important to understand how the learning targets work together, know what they include, and all the prerequisite skills needed to meet them.

Without this information, teachers are left not knowing a clear path to support students with special needs. In this article, we will walk through each of these skills to help shed some light on how the grade level so let's get started by talking about the five major learning targets students will need to master by the end of fifth grade.

**Five Major Learning Standards and Targets for Fifth Grade Math**

### Understand the place value system

Convert between standard and expanded form

Place values in decimal numbers

Relationship between decimal place values

### Operations with multidigit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths

Multiply by 2-digit numbers

Multiply 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

Multiply 2-digit numbers by 3-digit numbers

Multiply 3-digit numbers by larger numbers

Multiply by 3-digit numbers in word problems

### Add and subtract fractions

Add and subtract fractions with like denominators

Add fractions with unlike denominators

Subtract fractions with unlike denominators

Add 3 or more fractions with unlike denominators

Complete addition and subtraction sentences with fractions

Add mixed numbers with unlike denominators

**M**ultiply and divide fractions

Multiply fractions by whole numbers

Fractions of a number word problems

Multiply two unit fractions

Multiply two fractions

Multiply a mixed number by a whole number

Multiply a mixed number by a fraction

Multiply two mixed numbers