# Accelerated 5th Grade Math

__Placement__

Most students enrolled for this course are 8 – 10 years old.

Students must have a minimum NWEA MAP Math of 225 and NWEA MAP Reading of 220. New students must also pass the Accelerated 4^{th} Grade Math Challenge exam which covers the topics listed on the course description for that page.

__Course Description__

Students attend a two-hour class once a week for 36 weeks. Students should expect approximately 15 hours per day on homework. Students who master required 5^{th} grade standards will be introduced to more advanced topics that are normally taught in 6^{th} Grade. Students are evaluated in January to determine if they are expected to complete both 5^{th} Grade and 6^{th} Grade content. Students who master all 5^{th} Grade standards and most 6^{th} Grade standards will be allowed to enroll in Honors Prealgebra the following academic year.

__Topics Include__

- Place Value and Rounding with Decimals
- Division with multi-digit divisors
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division with Decimals
- Addition and Subtraction of Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- Multiplication of Fractions
- Division with Unit Fractions
- Evaluating Expressions using the Order of Operations
- Cartesian Coordinate System (1
^{st}Quadrant) - Word problems involving the topics listed above
- Writing equations to solve word problems
- Volume of rectangular and rectilinear prisms
- Students who demonstrate mastery of the above topics will also study topics listed for Accelerated 6
^{th}Grade Math