Access Point #: MAFS.5.NBT.2.AP.7a

Solve one-step problems using decimals.

Essential Understandings


  • Given a real-world context, determine when to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
  • Understand that numbers to the right of the decimal represent a value less than one.
  • Follow rules for decimal point placement when adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.
  • Understand symbols for +, -, ×, ÷.
  • Understand the following vocabulary: decimal point, decimal.
General Information
Number: MAFS.5.NBT.2.AP.7a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14
Cluster: Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths. (Major Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Related Standards

This access point is an alternate version of the following benchmark(s).

Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
5012070: Grade Five Mathematics
7712060: Access Mathematics Grade 5
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

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Element Cards

5th Grade Math Element Cards:

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Professional Development

Fractions and Decimals Content Module :

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Type: Professional Development

Teaching Idea

Curriculum Resource Guide: Fractions and Decimals:

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Type: Teaching Idea

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