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Content Update: Summer 2023 updates to the 5th grade Math course!


We are thrilled to announce the release of exciting updates to our 5th-grade math curriculum in Summer 2023!

As part of these updates, we have made several changes to the content. Some existing content has been edited to ensure it is more suitable for the reading level and cognitive load of students. Additionally, we have limited the number of widgets to three per item whenever possible.

Please note that these content updates may affect the Mastery percentages of your students. When new content is added or old content is removed, the overall number of skills in a course changes, which can impact Mastery percentages.

For example, previously a student may have mastered 90 out of 100 skills. However, after the update, with new content added and some removed, they might now have mastered 90 out of 110 skills. This would result in a decrease in their Mastery percentage from 90% to 82%.

With these specific updates to the course, we anticipate only minor changes in student Mastery percentages. The maximum changes are outlined below:

Overall Mastery changes:

  • Initially, we had 129 exercises. We have added three new exercises and removed two, resulting in a total of 130 exercises. This could result in a max mastery decrease of 0.7%.

Here are the specific details of the changes made to the 5th-grade Math curriculum:

Edited Exercises

Decimals in written form Represent decimal multiplication with grids and area
Round decimals challenge Multiplying fractions with visuals
Round decimals using a number line Multiply fractions and whole numbers visually
Divide decimals by whole numbers Fraction multiplication as scaling
Multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100, and 1000 Volume as area of base times height
Multiply and divide decimals by 10 Represent fraction multiplication with visuals
Round decimals Area of rectangles with fraction side lengths
Compare decimal place value Add and subtract fractions
Decimals in expanded form Understanding decomposing figures to find volume
Regroup decimals Convert units word problems (metrics)

Fractions as division word problems

Properties of shapes
Estimate to add and subtract fractions with different denominators Relationships between 2 patterns
Convert units word problems (US customary) Convert units multi-step word problems (US customary)
Decompose figures to find volume Evaluate expressions with parentheses
Interpret line plots with fraction addition and subtraction Understand decomposing figures to find volume

Added Exercises

Interpret line plots  
Classifying shapes  
Extend patterns  

Removed Exercises

Decimals in written and expanded form  
Compare decimals in different forms  


We hope these updates will enhance the learning experience for your students. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to us.