# 5th Grade Skills, for some students are the final of their elementary school journey.

Depending on your school district, your child could officially be moving into middle school next year. However, sixth grade, whether situated in an elementary school or a middle school is the final year of elementary mathematics studies.

 So, you're remembering the day they went into Kindergarten, the image of them heading into the class room with their new backpack and lunch box draping their tiny little bodies.  They were anxious then, but also full of excitment and so confident because you had prepared them properly.  They could count to 10 and knew their ABC's.  How things change!  Or do they?  Actually not at all.  Your tiny little Kindergartner has most definitely grown up, but the anxiety, and excitement of Middle School is looming.

But is the confidence there? Have you prepared your 5th grader in all their math skills for sixth grade, as well as you had them preped for Kindergarten?

This list of skills is based on the 5th grade level expectatoins from Washington State OSPI Each specific skill is further broken down into areas. Just click on them to access all the practice your child could need!
 These Grade Level Expectations are organized by basic math subject area for 4th Grade, based on Washington States OSPI.  If you would rather have a basic math skills requirements list organized by subject area, that includes every requirement from Kindergarten to 6th grade in one downloadable document please visit my Grade Level Expectations section.

## 5th Grade Skills by Subject Area

 Algebra Exponents – Review perfect squares and square roots to 144, recognize the square root sign. Using the terms squared and cubed and the nth power, read and evaluate numerical expressions with exponents Identify the powers of ten up to 10 Identify numbers under 100 as prime or composite Identify prime factors of numbers to 100 and write using exponential notation for multiple primes Determine the greatest common factor (GCF) of given numbers Determine the least common multiple (LCM) of given numbers Solve word problems with multiple steps Solve problems with more than one operation Commutative, associative, distributive properties: know the names and understand the properties. Solve word problems involving multiplication Solve word problems with multiple steps Solve problems with more than on operation Recognize variables and solve basic equations using variables Write and solve equations for word problems Find the value of an expression given the replacement values for the variables, eg what is 7 – c if c = 3.5?