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Implementing the Fifth Grade Common Core Math Standards/Flex Course


Do you need effective strategies for implementing the fifth grade Common Core Standards for Mathematics? This online course helps teachers understand and implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics at the fifth grade level, including both content and practice standards. By the end of this course, teachers have an in-depth knowledge of the standards as well as strategies and activities to support the standards at the fifth grade level. Teachers also gain information to assist in preparing students for the new Common Core assessments. This course is worth 3 â…“ semester units/5 quarter units from UC San Diego Extension. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"Very informative and helpful with the new Common Core. Lots of valuable information on standards and testing practices." - Barbara Dempsey


Enrollment Options

Register] Course Registration Only $135 with the discount

Register]Course Plus Credit from UC San Diego Extension Only $342


Required Resource Book: This course has a modestly-priced required resource book (available in both new and used versions) that can be purchased through Amazon using the following link. Note that you can begin and participate in your course before the book arrives.

Minds on Mathematics: Using Math Workshop to Develop Deep Understanding" by Wendy Ward Hoffer

If you are registering for multiple courses, use the following link to access the book list for all PDI courses with direct purchase links through Amazon. PDI Course Resource Book List


Topical Outline / Click here to request a copy of the detailed syllabus

PDI Course Number: 40T02

UCSD Course Number: EDUC41551

Unit One

  • Introduction to Common Core State Standards
  • Introduction to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
  • Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
  • Fifth Grade Common Core Vocabulary
  • Assignment #1: Write an autobiography
  • Test #1

Unit Two

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking /5.OA
  • Writing and Interpreting Numerical Expressions
  • Analyze Patterns and Relationships
  • Assignment #2: Article reflection
  • Test #2

Unit Three

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten /5.NBT
  • Exponents and the Place Value System
  • Comparing and Rounding Decimals
  • Operations with Whole Numbers and Decimals
  • Assignment #3: Share your expertise
  • Test #3

Unit Four

  • Number and Operations—Fractions /5.NF
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions
  • Test #4

Unit Five

  • Measurement and Data /5.MD
  • Measurement Unit Conversions
  • Representing and Interpreting Data
  • Understanding Volume
  • Test #5

Unit Six

  • Geometry /5.G
  • Graphing Points on the Coordinate Plane
  • Classifying 2D Figures
  • How to Differentiate Instruction of the CCSSM
  • Assessing Mastery of CCSS for Mathematics
  • Assignment #4: Content standard lesson plan
  • Assignment #5: Reading/Learning Log (Based on required resource book)