Since I started blogging, I have received many questions about my 5th grade math pacing guide. I finally decided to type up a shareable copy with my rationale and reasons. This pacing guide is aligned with 5th grade math common core standards. You can find my 5th grade literacy pacing guide by clicking here.

## About the 5th Grade Math Pacing Guide

In the pacing guide, I did not include actual dates so this can be referred to year after year, regardless of start times and school breaks. Instead of dates, I included the time frame that I typically use when teaching particular math skills. This does vary from year to year depending on my students and their particular needs.

As mentioned above, this pacing guide is aligned to the 5th grade common core math standards. The guide includes the math skill with the common core standard with which the skill correlates.

In addition to the time frame and sequence of skills, I also included my rationale and reasons for teaching the skill at that point in the year (or my reasons for teaching that skill before or after other math skills).

Finally, I also include links to helpful blog posts, free resources, and TpT resources for the math skills. One link that you will definitely want to check out is my specific fraction pacing guide, which can be found here.

If you add up the time-frame, you may notice that it accounts for 33ish weeks of the school year (depending on how long I spend introducing math centers and procedures and how long the fraction unit takes- this honestly varies from year to year depending on how much re-teaching I need to do). The remainder of the year is spent on test prep and then end of the year math activities and projects.

## Download the 5th Grade Math Pacing Guide Here

Click here or on the image below to grab a printable pdf version of the 5th grade math pacing guide.

If you are a fifth grade math teacher, you may also be interested in these posts. Click on the title of each post to read the article.

How I Teach Math in Fifth Grade

Complete Collection of Guided Math Posts and Articles

Teaching Math with Small Groups

Higher Level Math Centers for Upper Elementary

New to 5th Grade? A Complete Collection of Posts and Resources

Lauren says

Do you have something similar for ELA?

Jennifer Findley says

Hi Lauren, I need to get that pacing guide spruced up and “shareable” and then will post that in the next few weeks. Look for it by the end of the calendar year. Thanks so much!

Jaime says

Hi! Just checking on the status of your ELA Pacing Guide and we start to complete our long range plans for next year! Thanks!

Jennifer Findley says

Hi Jaime, I don’t have a blog post yet, but you can download my pacing guide here: https://jenniferfindley.com//2016/05/5th-grade-ela-pacing-guide-free.html

Thanks!

Cheri says

Do you have one for fourth grade? This is wonderful!

Tammy says

After 21 years teaching first graders, I am new to 5th this year. I would love to see your ELA pacing guide as well. I am the “lone” ELA teacher at my school in 5th grade, so I would love the extra support of knowing I am on the right track. Thanks for all the work you do, and for supporting our field of educators by sharing your expertise! Tammy

Jennifer Findley says

Hi Tammy, you can find my ELA pacing guide here> https://jenniferfindley.com//2016/05/5th-grade-ela-pacing-guide-free.html

Thanks!

Abby says

How to you “spiral” concepts throughout the year?

Laurie says

What math series do you use?

Laura Carter says

Thank you so much for your insights and freebies! You are making me a better math teacher!

Prince says

What i know is I love fifth grade ELA.

Conner Varner says

What math cirruclum/ textbooks do you use for 5th grade?

Jennifer Findley says

Hi Conner, I don’t use a curriculum or textbook. I have always created my own based on the standards.

Megan Ihlanfeldt says

Hey Jennifer! Do you happen to have a 4th grade math pacing guide? I am a new teacher and will be teaching a combo 4-5 class. Your guides are fantastic to get me going!

Kyla says

Thank you so much for sharing your resources with us. It is really helping me in my classroom!

Alison says

Do you have an entire curriculum for purchase including all of your materials (guided math, centers, games, etc.)?

Rita says

Hey Jennifer,

I have been out of the teaching field for awhile. I have looked at your pacing guide and really like the way you

do things. If I purchase your resources, will I be able to meet all the 5th grade math CC standards with these materials?

chris ausprung says

I love the skills “checklist” for fractions. I’ve used it as a student self-assessment as well as in identifying groups for interventions. Do you have other skill progression checklists for other standards/benchmarks/concepts?

Thanks!

Chris