Fifth grade

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Fifth grade (called Grade 5 in some regions) is a year of education in many nations. The fifth grade is the fifth school year of elementary school. Depending on the school district, the grade may be the second to last or last year of elementary school, the first year of middle school or the first year of intermediate school. Students are usually 10–11 years old. In England and Wales, the equivalent is Year 6.

United States[edit]

. In math, 5th graders work with fraction arithmetic, prime and composite, [LCM]], GCF, and area and volume in geometry. Most 5th graders work with pre-algebra in this grade.

. In science, 5th graders work with atoms, molecules, cells, the periodic table, anatomy and element (ie silver).

. English includes poetry, a book report, writers, and spelling (rules).

.A 5th grade social studies class includes, WWI, Industrial Revolution, World War II, economics, government and the Civil War.

Many 5th graders may or may not have recess.

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Preceded by
Fourth grade
Fifth grade
age 10-11
Succeeded by
Sixth grade