Using Parentheses and Exponents

Welcome to the Math Salamanders Math Worksheets 5th Grade.

Here you will find our range of Fifth Grade Math sheets which will
help your child learn to use parentheses (brackets) and exponents (powers).

At Fifth Grade, children enjoy exploring Math with these free 5th Grade Math problems and Math games.
Children will enjoy completing these 5th Grade Math Worksheets and playing these
Math games whilst learning at the same time.

During Fifth Grade, children learn about factors and prime numbers. They build on their learning of long division
and can divide numbers up to 1000 by two digit numbers.
They are able to multiply decimals by whole numbers, and are able to work out powers of a number.

Children are able to add and subtract fractions, decimals and mixed numbers, and learn to
multiply and divide fractions. They are able to solve multi-step problems
involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals.

These free printable Fifth Grade Math Games, and other Math Worksheets for fifth grade
will help your child to achieve their Elementary Math benchmark set out by Achieve, Inc.

In the UK, 5th Grade is equivalent to Year 6.

Here you will find a range of 5th grade math sheets which will help your child
learn to use parentheses and exponents.

The sheets are arranged in order of difficulty with the easiest sheets first.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- learn to use parentheses (brackets) and understand how they work;
- learn to use exponents (powers) and understand how they work.

PEMDAS (sometimes referred to as PEMDAS, BEDMAS or BODMAS) is a mathematical acronym to help you understand how calculations work.

The acronym refers to the order in which any calculation shold be done, and is typically introduced at around the 5th grade level.

The acronym stands for the following:

- P = Parentheses (Brackets)
- E = Exponents
- D = Division
- M = Multiplication
- A = Addition
- S = Subtraction

One popular way to remember the PEMDAS rule is the saying:

'Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally'.

However, the PEMDAS rule is not quite so straightforward as it seems.

If you would like help using this rule and practising it with some PEMDAS worksheets, then follow the link below.

The sheets below do use the PEDMAS rule, but it is not necessary for you to be familiar with it in order to complete the worksheets.

The math worksheets 5th grade below gradually introduce parentheses and exponents in a simple way so that your child can (hopefully) quickly grasp these concepts.

Take a look at some more of our worksheets similar to these.

Here you will find a range of Free Printable 5th Grade Number Worksheets.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

- use place value with up to 3 decimal places;
- understand how to use exponents (powers) of a number;
- understand and use parentheses (brackets);
- understand and use multiples and factors;
- extend their knowledge of prime and composite (non-prime) numbers up to 100;
- know and be able to use the PEMDAS (or PEDMAS) rule.

All the Free 5th Grade Math Worksheets in this section are informed by the Elementary Math Benchmarks for 5th Grade.

The sheets in this section involve ordering lists of decimals to 3 decimal places.

There are sheets with decimals up to 10, and also sheets with numbers from -10 to 10.

Each sheet is carefully graded and comes with an answer sheet provided.

Here you will find a range of free printable 5th Grade Math games.

All children like to play Math games, and you will find a good range of Grade 5 Math Games here for your child to play and enjoy.

The following games involve different 5th Grade Math activities which you and your child can enjoy together.

All the free 5th Grade Math Worksheets in this section follow the Elementary Math Benchmarks for Grade 5.

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