FIFTH GRADE MATH
MATH MAMMOTH
Focuses on an understanding of mathematical concepts. Uses clear explanations, lots of visual exercises and pattern exercises. Masteryoriented: concentrates fairly long on a topic, with fairly few topics per grade. Emphasizes mental math and developing number sense. Very little preparation needed. Learn More
Needs: Semester One – Worktext 5A, Semester Two Worktext 5B
Notes: A great curriculum that covers all skills really well. Crammed full of information so page layout can seem a little overwhelming. No color. A great fit for the student that gets Math. 2 workbooks A & B. Placement Test
There are lots of youtube videos by Maria Miller (the author) Here
MATHUSEE EPSILON
Recognizing and generating equivalent fractions

Understanding addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and mixed numbers

Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and mixed numbers

Using multiple strategies to recognize common factors

Understanding grouping symbols and their effect on order of operations

Interpreting and solving word problems

Comparing, and converting decimal fractions

Finding the area and circumference of circles

Classifying Quadrilaterals

Representing fractions and fractional measurements on line plots and number lines

Using coordinates to represent ordered relationships Learn More

Needs: Student Workbook, Teacher Manual & Instructional DVD, Integer Block Set & Fraction Overlays.
Notes: MathUSee is great for hands on learners. It can be quite repetitive and doesn’t contain many reviews. Placement Test
SINGAPORE PRIMARY MATH
The students are provided with the necessary learning experiences beginning with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. This approach encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problemsolving. This helps develop the foundation students will need for more advanced mathematics. Practice exercises are designed to provide the students with further practice after they have done the relevant workbook exercises. Review exercises are provided for cumulative reviews of concepts and skills. All the practice exercises and review exercises are optional exercises. Learn More
Needs: Semester One – Workbook A, Textbook A, Home Instructor Guide A. Semester two – Workbook B, Textbook B, Home Instructor Guide B.
Notes: This level isn’t a complete curriculum and will need supplementation. Colorful kidfriendly pages. Placement Test
MATHEMATICAL REASONING
Mathematical Reasoning™ Level F is a complete curriculum for the fifthgrade level that teaches the mathematical concepts and skills students are expected to know. This book also introduces several skills and concepts normally taught in the next grade level. Mathematical Reasoning™ books help students devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. These highly effective activities use stepbystep, discussionbased problem solving and computation to build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higherlevel math and math assessments. This book is written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills. Learn More
Needs: No additional needs
Notes: Colorful pages selfdirected.
SAXON MATH
Saxon Math Homeschool 6/5 teaches math with a spiral approach, which emphasizes the incremental development of new material and continuous review of previously taught concepts.
Building upon the principles taught in Saxon Math 5/4, the Saxon 65 textbook covers concepts such as the order of operations; geometry and measurement; integers; divisibility concepts; ratios; statistics and probability; prime and composite numbers; patterns and sequences; and powers and roots. Students will specifically learn about making a multiplication table, adding/subtracting fractions with a common denominator, multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100, perimeter, simple probability, decimal parts of a meter, reciprocals, volume, square roots, graphing points on a coordinate plane, and more.
Lessons contain a warmup (with facts practice, mental math, & problemsolving exercises); introduction to the new concept, lesson practice exercises where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice exercises, which includes 2530 old and new problems. Indepth “Investigations” are provided every 10 lessons and have their own set of questions. Math 6/5 also includes 6 in lesson activities and 5 investigation activities. Learn More
The Tests and Worksheets book provides supplemental “facts practice” tests for each lesson, as well as 23 cumulative tests that cover every 510 lessons. The included “activity sheets” are designed to be used with the activities given in the student worktext. Five optional, reproducible, recording forms are also included.
The Solutions Manual provides answers for all problems in the lesson (including Warmup, lesson practice, and mixed practice exercises), as well as solutions for the supplemental practice found in the back of the student text. It also includes answers for the facts practice tests, activity sheets, and tests in the separate tests & worksheets book.
Saxon Math 6/5 is designed for students in grade 5, or grade 6 students who are struggling with math.
Needs: Student Text, Solutions Manual, Tests & Worksheets.
Notes: Saxon Math has a very dry presentation. The pages are devoid of color, but it has lots of reviews and is a wellrespected curriculum. Placement Test
BEAST ACADEMY
Beast Academy books provide a curriculum that is both rigorous and complete as well as engaging and entertaining. Each grade is split into four parts (AD). For each part, there is a Guide and a Practice book.
Guides provide instruction delivered by the Academy instructors in a comic book style that encourages reasoning and problemsolving.
Practice books provide hundreds of problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons. Learn More
Needs: Semester One Practice book (workbook) 5A & 5B, Guide (textbook) 5A & 5B. Semester Two – Practice book (workbook) 5C & 5D, Guide (textbook) 5C & 5D.
TEACHING TEXTBOOKS
Expanding their bestselling curriculum into the younger math years, Math 6 retains the features that homeschoolers have come to love. A textbook written directly to the student, answer booklet and CDROM collection with stepbystep audiovisual solutions to every one of the thousands of homework and test problems are included to start your students on the right track to upperlevel math. Topics covered include fractions, decimals, percents, simple geometry (e.g. area and perimeter), units of measure, probability, bar and circle graphs, and equationsolving. Math 6 also features a digital grade book that grades answer as soon as they are entered, providing immediate feedback while the problems are still fresh in the student’s minds. 116 lessons and 19 quizzes. Learn More
Needs: Workbook & CD’s
Notes: Use a year ahead to stay at grade level. Placement Test
RIGHT START MATH
Beast Academy books provide a curriculum that is both rigorous and complete as well as engaging and entertaining. Each grade is split into four parts (AD). For each part, there is a Guide and a Practice book.
Guides provide instruction delivered by the Academy instructors in a comic book style that encourages reasoning and problemsolving.
Practice books provide hundreds of problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons. Learn More
Needs: Semester One Practice book (workbook) 5A & 5B, Guide (textbook) 5A & 5B. Semester Two – Practice book (workbook) 5C & 5D, Guide (textbook) 5C & 5D.
ST Math
K8th Grade
Over the course of a school year, students solve well over 5,000 interactive puzzles, each one providing animated feedback that adapts to a student’s response. This informative feedback offers an intrinsically motivating learning experience that shows students the mathematical consequences of each answer.
Students experience autonomy in ST Math, where action is critical and mistakes are the perfect opportunity for learning.
Math concepts are first presented without the use of language and symbols, enabling all students to access the critical thinking and visual problem solving at the heart of mathematics. Symbols are gradually introduced as the puzzles progress, so that by the end of the learning path students are solving the same math problems they would encounter in a textbook or on a standardized test. Through this process, students develop conceptual understanding of abstract symbols and procedures