These activities will help SC 5th Grade students reinforce their math skills outside of the classroom.
- With partner, put 5 cards face up. Turn a 6th card, to be a Target Card. Each player uses the cards to make the Target Card #. All 5 cards must be used only once. Use +, -, x, and/or ÷.
- Use four 4ʼs to create problems that will equal 1-12. Remember to use the correct order of operations to solve your problems: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply or Divide, Add or Subtract.
- 286,489 is an odd number. How many times greater is the 8 in the ten thousands place than the 8 in the tens place? Explain your thinking.
- .75 is the answer. What could the question possibly be? Challenge yourself to think of more questions.
- Six friends have 4 sandwiches to share. What fraction of a sandwich would each person get?
- Express the number 50 in at least 25 different ways. Use all 4 operations and include fractions and decimals.
- Write an expression for:
Add 2 and 4 and multiply the sum by 3. Next, add 5 to that product and double the result.
- Try a new activity at www.coolmath4kids.com. Challenge yourself. What did you chose to do?
- On Saturday 3/4 of a 5th grade class went to see a new movie. If 1/2 of the class went to the afternoon session, what fraction of the class went to the evening session?
- Count cricket chirps for 15 sec. Add 39. This will give you the F. temp outside. Try it on 3 different days. Does it work?
- Choose a favorite professional athlete and research his/her annual salary. How much does he/she earn in a month? A day?
- A rectangle is twice as long as it is wide. Its width is 5 ½ cm. Find the area of the rectangle.
- The sum of two mixed numbers with unlike denominators is 5 3/5. What might the two mixed numbers be? Show as many different solutions as you can.
- A California Condor has a 114 inch wingspan. How many feet is that?
- You have 2 ⅝ pizzas to share equally with 3 people. How much pizza will each person get?
- Monday through Friday a baker uses 1 ¼ sacks of flour each day when baking cakes. Will the baker use more than or less than 5 sacks of flour from Monday through Friday?
- Place parentheses in the following equation to make it true.
6 + 6 ÷ 6 × 6 – 6 = 0
- Deal 3 cards to make a 3-digit number. Even numbers are whole numbers. Odd numbers are decimals. Repeat this. Add the 2 #s. Turn over 3 new cards per turn. Continue to add the # to last score. Game to 300.
- Tom built a backyard pen for his new puppy. The length of the pen was 6 ¼ meters and the width was 4 meters. What is the area of the pen?
- Multiply two fractions together to get the number 1. What do you notice?
- Write a story for this problem? Can you use ½ x ¼ to solve the problem
2 ÷ 1⁄3?
- Problem: There is ½ of a pizza missing. If Jamie eats ¼ of the remaining pizza, what fraction of the original pizza will he have eaten? Explain
- Read Guinness Book of Records by Time Inc. What record surprised you the most? Why?
- Choose a geometry activity at Math Illuminations.
- Evan bought 6 roses for his mother. 2/3 of them were red. How many red roses were there? Prove your answer.
- Is a 3 gallon pitcher large enough to hold 25 pints of juice? Explain
- Play Sudoku from the newspaper. How did logic help you to solve the puzzle?
- How many blades of grass are in a square yard of your backyard? Use logic, measurement, and problem solving strategies to find the answer.
- Write a word problem for the equation below.
1/2 x 2/3 = X Solve it!
- There are 3 pizzas. Each child will get 1/4 of a pizza. How many children will get pizza? Find the sum and difference between two decimals. Compare the two decimals using >, =, and < symbols.
- Visit the website Figure this and look for a real life math challenge.
- Find a fraction or decimal in the newspaper. What did it relate to?
- If you spend $100.00 a day, how many days will it take to spend a million dollars? How many years is that? What would you buy?
- Have fun with the Thinking Blocks APP or website.
- I am a number less than 50. When divided by 5, my remainder is 4. Who am I? Is there more than 1 correct answer?
- Evaluate the following numerical expression.
Can the parentheses in this expression be removed without changing the value of the expression?
- Jen is 12. Amy is 13. In 25 years, what will be the product of their ages?
- Leo & Mia are comparing the product of 60×225 to the product of 30×225. Mia says she can compare these products without multiplying the numbers. Explain how she might do this.
- A box 2 centimeters high, 3 centimeters wide, and 5 centimeters long can hold 40 grams of clay. A second box has twice the height, three times the width, and the same length as the first box. How many grams of clay can it hold?
- Find the sum of the digits of your phone number. What numbers is it divisible by?
- If you buy 3 books at $3.95 each, how much change would you get from $20.00?
- I am an even, 3 digit palindrome. (ex: 464). The product of the digits is 8. What number am I?
- Measure different objects in your house to the nearest ½, ¼, and 1/8 of an inch then display your data on a line plot.