Grade 5 Mathematics Module 5

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Grade 5 Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Volume and Area

In this 25-day module, students work with two- and three-dimensional figures.  Volume is introduced to students through concrete exploration of cubic units and culminates with the development of the volume formula for right rectangular prisms.  The second half of the module turns to extending students’ understanding of two-dimensional figures.  Students combine prior knowledge of area with newly acquired knowledge of fraction multiplication to determine the area of rectangular figures with fractional side lengths.  They then engage in hands-on construction of two-dimensional shapes, developing a foundation for classifying the shapes by reasoning about their attributes.  This module fills a gap between Grade 4’s work with two-dimensional figures and Grade 6’s work with volume and area.

Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
5.NF.4 Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number...
5.NF.6 Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using...
5.MD.3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.

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