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Fifth Grade Math Vocabulary

Fifth Grade Math Lists
Algebraic Thinking 3 lists
Base Ten Operations 2 lists
Fractions 2 lists
Measurement & Data 6 lists
Geometry 4 lists


Base Ten Operations
Number & Operations in Base Ten - List 1 of 2
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Fifth Grade - Fractions
Number & Operations - Fractions - List 1 of 2
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Fifth Grade Geometry
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VocabularySpellingCity provides these fifth grade math word lists to enable teachers and parents to supplement the fifth grade math curriculum with interactive, educational math vocabulary games. Fifth graders can choose the area they are currently studying to see the related math word lists and then select any of 25 learning activities to practice their words. The material is specifically designed to be used in a 5th grade math class.

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Fifth Grade Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity ensures that these academic vocabulary lists are level-appropriate for 5th graders. Teachers can import these lists into their own accounts, and edit or add to them for their own use.

Common Core State Standards Overview for Fifth Grade Math

Algebraic Thinking
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  • Write and interpret numerical expressions.
  • Analyze patterns and relationships.
Number & Operations in Base 10
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  • Understand the place value system.
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
Number & Operations - Fractions
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  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
Measurement & Data
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  • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition
Geometry
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  • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.
Source: www.corestandards.org
Base Ten Operations
Number & Operations in Base Ten - List 1 of 2
Number & Operations in Base Ten - list 2 of 2
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Fifth Grade - Fractions
Number & Operations - Fractions - List 1 of 2
Number & Operations - Fractions - List 2 of 2
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Fifth Grade Geometry
Angles - List 1 of 1
Lines - List 1 of 1
Measurement - List 1 of 1
Shapes - List 1 of 1
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Click for more information on Math Vocabulary and the Common Core Standards in general. For information pertaining to 5th grade in particular, please refer to the chart above. To preview the definitions, select a list and use the Flash Cards. For help on using the site, watch one of our short videos on how to use the site.

Vocabulary instruction is one of the pivotal means of gaining subject comprehension. Math is no exception to this rule. By using challenging elementary math vocabulary in drill and practice, students' comprehension of math grows by leaps and bounds. With fun online math vocabulary games that fifth graders enjoy playing both in school and at home, students come to gain proficiency in math through 5th grade math vocabulary instruction that extends beyond the classroom. Students can listen to the fifth grade math terms being read to them, play an exciting interactive game, or take an online test.

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Fifth Grade Math Standards. Homeschool parents and classroom teachers alike appreciate the manner in which 5th grade math words are organized in themed lists to make learning and teaching 5th grade math definitions easier. Similarly, students appreciate being able to put away their fifth grade math glossary and enjoy learning elementary math words in a refreshing and fun way as they prepare to enter the world of middle school math.


Fifth Grade Math Vocabulary
Words at a Glance:

Algebraic Thinking

Operations & Algebraic Thinking: equivalent, inequality, pattern, variable, expression, order of operations, evaluate, equation, forms, relationship, factoring, pair, squared, coefficient, solution, square root, inverse, vertices, exponent, point, braces, sequence, symbol, ordered pairs, rule, coordinate plane, parentheses, numerical expression, numerical pattern, brackets

Base Ten Operations

Number & Operations in Base Ten: decimal number, divisible, digit, dividend, billion, operation, natural numbers, consecutive, cardinal number, calculate, sum, product, multiplicand, percent, subtrahend, estimation, million, difference, quotient, prime number

Fractions

Number & Operations - Fractions: prime factorization, ordinal number, least common multiple, divisible, reduce, equivalent, remainder, divisor quotient, simplify, whole, percent, half, estimation, quarter, ratio, part, greatest common factor, fraction, dividend

Measurement & Data

Units & Coordinates: units of measure, unit conversion, coordinates, plot, unit , square unit, cubic units, y-axis, x-axis, coordinate system

Data Collection: data collection, unorganized data, arrangement, input, labels, increments, location, survey, data, organize

Measurement: Celsius, Fahrenheit, mass, quantity, scale, capacity, volume, estimate, measure , area

Problem Solving: predict, likely, probability, certainty, verify, less likely, collection, chosen, array, analysis

Interpretation: interpret, mean, ratio, bar graph, data, median, mode, line graph, circle graph, pie chart

Representation: randomly, function, stem and leaf plot, diagram, grid, scale, Venn diagram, double-bar graph, tree diagram, data

Geometry

Angles: semicircle, acute angle, obtuse angle, perpendicular, degrees, congruent, right angle, straight angle, parallel lines, line

Lines: coordinates, diameter, distance, line of symmetry, intersection, side, diagonal, line segment, horizontal, vertical

Measurement: diameter, circumference, radius, horizontal, turn, translation, reflection, transformation, rotation, symmetry

Shapes: semicircle, rectangular, trapezoid, two-dimensional, tessellation, quadrilateral, symmetry, parallelogram, polygon, prism


 
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