5th Grade Math Parent Study Guides


All parents want to help their children be successful but sometimes they need a little help too, especially when it comes to math. These Virginia SOL-aligned 5th Grade Math Parent Study Guides empower parents to help their students complete homework and study for tests. Best of all, parents will start saying “thank you” instead of saying, “the way you teach it is different from when I was in school!”


5th Grade Math Parent Study Guides – Virginia Math SOL Aligned

All parents want to help their children be successful but sometimes they need a little help too, especially when it comes to math. These 5th Grade Math Parent Study Guides empower parents to help their children complete homework and study for tests.

Fifth-grade math is challenging! For years, parents would constantly tell me, “The way they teach math now is different than the way I learned it.” So, I began making these 5th Grade Math Parent Study Guides to show parents the way I was teaching concepts in class and to provide step-by-step instructions for difficult concepts such as long division and fractions.

Now, I constantly have parents tell me “thank you” for sending these home and how helpful they find them. Parents have said these study guides help them make sure their children are completing their math homework correctly and ensure that their children are studying for tests.

See the product preview images at the top of this page for a closer look at some of the math parent study guides included in this bundle!

What are math parent study guides?

Math parent study guides are 1-4 page instruction worksheets that teach parents the math skills we are learning in class. My 5th Grade Math Parent Study Guides Bundle comes with 25+ study guides aligned with 5th-grade math Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).

These parent study guides feature

  • important terms/vocabulary
  • written and visual step-by-step instructions
  • a place for you to write the unit test date so parents always know what is going on in the classroom

What topics are covered?

Math parent study guides are included for the following topics:

  • Comparing Fractions
  • Comparing Decimals
  • Comparing Fractions and Decimals
  • Prime and Composite Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Long Division
  • Factors and Greatest Common Factor
  • Multiples and Least Common Multiple
  • Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
  • Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Adding and Subtracting Decimals
  • Multiplying Decimals
  • Dividing Decimals
  • Order of Operations
  • Metric Measurement
  • Area, Perimeter, and Volume
  • Angles
  • Triangles
  • Line Plots
  • Stem-and-Leaf Plots
  • Mean, Median, Mode, and Range
  • Probability
  • Patterns
  • Algebra

What standards are covered?

This resource is specifically aligned to the 5th-grade Virginia Math SOLs. All math SOLs are covered. This resource has been updated to align with the 2023 Virginia Math SOLs.

What if I want to create my own math parent study guides?

An editable PDF template is included so that you can add any additional tips or specific strategies you use for teaching math skills.

What are other buyers saying about this resource?

  • “My parents love this resource! I send one home on paper at the beginning of each unit and then send it home electronically about a week out from our test. Each time I get a thank you from the parents. Fantastic resource!” (Mrs. Waters)
  • “My parents this year have been so thankful for these “study guide cheat sheets”- especially with distance learning this year. These have provided a quick refresher but also with examples-definitely going to be apart of my weekly/monthly newsletters going forward. ” (Mary D.)
  • “This is a great way to include parents in their child’s studies! I always have parents asking how to help their child and this will be a great way to direct that.” (Rebecca W.)
  • “Much has changed in the way that math is taught since the parents of my students were in school. I love having a resource that I can share with parents to help them better understand how to help their child in math!” (Sharon S.)
  • “These study guides are an excellent addition to my resources. They align to the SOLs and are a perfect study guide to prepare for tests.” (Jason B.)

Don’t miss out!

Parents will be so appreciative of these math parent study guides! And, with more math help at home, students are more likely to turn in homework and perform better on tests.

This resource is included in my 5th Grade Math Interactive Notes and Parent Study Guides Bundle for a discounted price!


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Other Information:

©Meghan Vestal, Vestal’s 21st Century Classroom LLC. All rights reserved. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for teachers, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Teachers may NOT upload the product to school/district servers, or to any website, or share digital or print copies. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). All sales are final.

Want to learn more about how I use math parent study guides? Check out my blog post “Game-Changing Math Resources for Parents”!


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