This resource is a unique way to get your students warmed up in the morning. The math is aligned to 5th Grade Common Core Standards and intended to be a review. If you teach 6th grade, this might also work for you depending on your students’ needs.
This set contains 5 weeks of Spring and Summer themed math morning work for the month of May. The morning work is focused on Math with a sprinkle of Science, a pinch of grammar, and a dash of Daily/Weekly Updates to keep your students engaged and open doors for conversations.
Each week follows the same routine. The focus for each day was created based on fundamental needs I noticed in my classroom of 4th graders: Multiplication & Division, Number Sense, & Fractions (including Fractions & Decimals) While these are not the only areas addressed, they are the main focus. Because this has worked so well in my classroom of 4th Graders, I was inspired to create a 5th Grade Morning Work.
Each week follows the same routine and structure.
Multiplication Monday - Problems are centered around Multiplication.
Base Ten Tuesday - All about the Base of our Number System. These problems are centered around our number system and place value.
Wordless Wednesday - No Word Problems! Students have 3 problems without words.
Throwback Thursday - Review Day! Other days may offer a review problem, but Thursdays have problems that may come from 4th grade or the beginning of the year. I also added problems from other standards such as Measurement, Data, and Geometry. There is also a short paragraph in which students Box the Verbs, Circle the adjectives, and Underline the nouns. They might also do some sort of language and grammar activity such as editing a sentence or answering a question after reading a short paragraph related to Social Studies or Science.
Fraction Fun Friday - Nothing says Fun Friday like Fractions! There is always a need to review fractions. By keeping it short, sweet and including a fun personal question, this may help build your students’ confidence in fractions while also keeping it fresh.
I created this morning work series in my 4th grade classroom because I saw a need to continuously review these key areas. By following this same structure each week, students know what to expect while they are also building their confidence in these essential math areas. I have also found several other benefits from this morning work routine:
*Routine! - My students knew exactly what to do when they come in the classroom. Also, if I needed a few extra minutes due to meetings or other housekeeping duties, I knew my students were spending that time working on essential math skills, not just “busy work.” The morning work is meant to be short and sweet, skill practice, plus engaging.
*Short and Sweet - There are only a few problems so it shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes. This will also let you know if students are still having difficulty with a certain skill.
*Fewer Copies - Only one sheet of paper for the whole week! (Copy front and back)
*A Weekly Grade - My students know this and do not want to do the work for homework or have a poor grade. This helped get them started right away in the morning. I also go over the problems each morning and allowed students to fix their work before turning it in. In my opinion, this is beneficial because it keeps the students engaged as we go over it, ESPECIALLY if they had difficulty with it. This was also beneficial for students because if they paid attention and “added on to their thinking,” they can earn a good grade that will be added weekly. For students that already struggle, this is confidence building and motivating.
We HEART Fractions!- Valentine's Day Fraction Word Problems
About this Product: This product includes 12 Valentine’s Day Themed Fraction Word Problems aligned with Common Core Math Standards for 4th Grade. The product also includes a Vocabulary sheet in both a half sheet version as well as a full sheet. Students can draw a picture to show an example as well as write the math word definition.
The 12 problems are presented in 3 different formats.
4 of the same problems on a page that could be used as Math Journal problems (glued into the math journal) or used in a Math Center.
The second format is a “worksheet” format to use if you wanted to review fraction concepts around Valentine’s Day. This would be printed as 6 on a page or 12 if you printed front and back.
The third format is also a “worksheet” format, but has 4 different problems on one side in case your students need more work space. Mine do! I used the journal problems in my classroom so students would have enough room to draw pictures and show their thinking.
Volume of 3D Shapes Task Cards (5th Grade) | Distance Learning
GOOGLE SLIDES + FORMS NOW INCLUDED! Be sure to re-download! There are directions and links inside the pdf.
This set of task Cards includes:
36 Task Cards
5.MD.C.3Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
5.MD.C.3.AA cube with side length 1 unit, called a "unit cube," is said to have "one cubic unit" of volume, and can be used to measure volume.
5.MD.C.3.BA solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units.
5.MD.C.4Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
5.MD.C.5Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.
5.MD.C.5.A Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold whole-number products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication.
5.MD.C.5.BApply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.
5.MD.C.5.CRecognize volume as additive. Find volumes of solid figures composed of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.
I recommend printing these on card stock and/or laminating them so that you can continuously use them year after year.
1. Math Center 2. Journal Problems 3. Small Group Instruction 4. End of Unit Review 5. Test Prep 6. Early Finisher Task 7. Write and Wipe Answers(if laminated) 8.Walk and Solve:Many teachers like to place these around the classroom to get their kids moving by "walking and solving." You can put them on desks, paste them on your whiteboard, and in various places around the room.
Understanding Fractions Task Cards (3rd Grade) Google Slides & Forms
GOOGLE SLIDES + FORMS NOW INCLUDED! We have updated the task cards with a digital option in Google Slides AND Google Forms. Be sure to re-download! There are directions and links inside the PDF :)
This set of task Cards includes:
36 Task Cards
3.G.1.2Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.
3.NF.1.2.aRepresent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.
3.NF.1.2.bRepresent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.