Fifth Grade Math Vocabulary

Common Core State Standards Overview for Fifth Grade Math

Algebraic Thinking
  • Write and interpret numerical expressions.
  • Analyze patterns and relationships.
Number & Operations in Base 10
  • Understand the place value system.
  • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.
Number & Operations – Fractions
  • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.
Measurement & Data
  • 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
  • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
  • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

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 35+ learning activities to practice their words. The material is specifically designed to be used in a 5th grade math class. Read MoreRead Less

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

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 5th grade 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.

You can import the word lists into your account and use with any of our 35+ activities. Grade level-appropriate activities are recommended below.

The following games are recommended for 5th Grade Math Vocabulary Lists.

Missing Letter provides practice recognizing letters to complete a word.

Play Missing Letter with a 5th grade Math list.

MatchIt Definitions provides practice matching words with their definitions.

Play MatchIt Definitions with a 5th grade Math list.

Crossword allows students to fill in a crossword puzzle using words on their list.

Play Crossword with a 5th grade Math list.