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Inspiring Confidence for the opportunities ahead

In 5th grade, math curriculum picks up speed, and it’s natural to wonder, “How can I make sure my child keeps up or gets ahead?” Our 5th grade math tutors know the local math curriculum inside and out, so the 5th grade math skills we teach at Sylvan lead to success in the classroom (and beyond). We adjust your child’s lessons to match their exact pace and skill level, so learning stays a fun challenge and is never frustrating. The result? You have a 5th grader who feels confident, ready for what’s next and has a love for math! (Yes!)

With our 5th grade math tutoring, your child will learn key math concepts and skills such as:

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add and subtract multi-digit numbers without using a calculator

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Area, Perimeter and Volume

  • Find the perimeter, area, and volume of a square or rectangle using formulas

Explore Area, Perimeter and Volume Tutoring subject



  • Identify the place value for decimals for tenths, hundredths, and thousandths
  • Write the word name for a decimal and vice versa
  • Order decimals to the thousandths
  • Write the decimal equivalent of a fraction with a denominator of 1,000
  • Round decimals to the nearest whole number, tenth, or hundredth
  • Add decimals to the thousandths with and without regrouping

Your child also will learn how to multiply:

  • A decimal by a whole number; by multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000; and by a decimal
  • A whole number by a fraction
  • Mixed numbers

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  • Express a fraction in lowest terms
  • Add or subtract fractions with like denominators
  • Find the least common denominator for a pair of fractions
  • Find equivalent fractions using multiples and factors
  • Compare and order fractions and mixed numbers
  • Add and subtract fractions having unlike denominators
  • Express mixed numbers as improper fractions and improper fractions as mixed numbers
  • Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators and unlike denominators
  • Add and subtract whole numbers, fractions and mixed numbers

Your child also will learn how to multiply:

  • A fraction by a fraction
  • A whole number by a fraction
  • Mixed numbers

Explore Fractions Tutoring subject



  • Identify the center, radius, diameter and circumference of a circle
  • Construct a circle with a given radius
  • Measure angles using a protractor

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  • Construct and solve word problems involving line graphs and bar graphs
  • Draw circle graphs and solve related word problems

Explore Graphing Tutoring subject


Multiplication and Division

  • Identify and use the inverse operation for multiplication
  • Use the distributive property to find products
  • Identify and use the rules of divisibility for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10

Your child also will learn how to multiply:

  • A three- or four-digit number by a two- or three-digit number with zeros
  • Multi-digit numbers using a calculator
  • By multiples of 10 and 100 without a calculator

Your child also will learn how to divide:

  • A three-digit number by a multiple of 10
  • A three-digit number by a two-digit number with no zeros in the divisor
  • A four-digit number by a two-digit number

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  • Identify the place value and value of each digit in numerals through the billions
  • Compare and order numbers through the billions
  • Round to the nearest millions and billions
  • Use estimation strategy of compatible numbers and computational strategy of compensations
  • List the prime and composite numbers less than 50
  • List the factors of two whole numbers each of which is less than 100
  • Find the least common multiple of two whole numbers
  • Write roman numerals through 2,000
  • Complete a complex picture or number pattern

Explore Numbers Tutoring subject



  • Linear metric units, including related addition or subtraction problems
  • Metric units of capacity, including related addition or subtraction problems
  • Metric units of mass
  • Customary linear units, units of capacity, and units of mass

Your child will also select the appropriate unit of measure for length, area, and mass.

Explore Measurement Tutoring subject


Problem Solving

  • Select the appropriate operation and strategy to solve word problems
  • Solve problems using basic graphs, charts and tables
  • Learn how to identify relevant and irrelevant information in a word problem
  • Begin to solve basic, one-step equations
  • Solve problems using a given formula

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Time and Money

  • Compute basic operations with units of time including the basic concept of time zones

Explore Time and Money Tutoring subject

Math programs by grade levels

It’s never too early (or late!) to give your child extra confidence in their math skills. We provide tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade so your child can be supported every step of the way.


What our parents and students are saying:

“Sylvan has been very supportive with my child’s needs and has greatly improved her grades and confidence.”

Geoff B., Math/Algebra Edge

Start your child on the path to academic success today

Give us a call at (888) 338-2283 or fill out the form to discuss your child’s learning goals.


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