CBSE Class 5 Mathematics Syllabus

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Geometry (16 hrs.)


• Gets the feel of perspective while drawing a 3-D object in 2-D.

• Gets the feel of an angle through observation and paper folding.

• Identifies right angles in the environment.

• Classifies angles into right, acute and obtuse angles.

• Represents right angle, acute angle and obtuse angle by drawing and tracing.

• Explores intuitively rotations and reflections of familiar 2-D shapes.

• Explores intuitively symmetry in familiar 3-D shapes.

• Makes the shapes of cubes, cylinders and cones using nets especially designed for this purpose.

Numbers (40 hrs.)


• Finds place value in numbers beyond 1000.

• Appreciates the role of place value in addition, subtraction and multiplication algorithms.

• Uses informal and standard division algorithms.

• Explains the meaning of factors and multiples.


• Estimates sums, differences, products and quotients and verifies using approximation.


• Finds the fractional part of a collection.

• Compares fractions.

• Identifies equivalent fractions.

• Uses decimal fractions in the context of units of length and money.

• Expresses a given fraction in decimal notation and vice versa.

Money (5 hrs.)

• Applies the four operations in solving problems involving money. Measurement (26 hrs.)


• Determines area and perimeter of simple geometrical figures.

• Applies the four operations in solving problems involving length, weight and volume.

• Relates commonly used larger and smaller units of length, weight and volume and converts one to the other.

• Applies simple fractions to quantities.

• Converts fractional larger unit into complete smaller units.

• Appreciates volume of a solid body: intuitively and also by informal measurement.

• Uses addition and subtraction in finding time intervals in simple cases.

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