The fourth (last) 9 weeks of school can be tough. The kids are getting antsy (and probably you, too) and you need to continue instruction while also engaging your students. This is a great time of the year to finish up any skills you haven’t taught yet. If you’ve made it through your curriculum, it’s the perfect opportunity to provide quality projects. I used to never have time to do fun projects with my kids because I was so focused on finishing all the standards before testing. If you’re looking for streamlined resources to make the end of the year productive (but also fun), I’m sharing my top 9 Fifth Grade Math Resources for the fourth 9 weeks of the school year.
If you haven’t already grabbed a copy of my FREE 5th Grade Math Curriculum Map (it’s even editable!), make sure that you do. It will provide a very clear overview of the 5th grade math curriculum laid out by quarter and by week.
Top 9 Fifth Grade Math Resources for the Fourth 9 Weeks
- Review for state testing with this resource that contains 20 mixed review pages, covering every single 5th grade math standard. There is both a digital and printable version included and it’s a great way to determine what needs to be re-taught and who may need additional intervention.
- This resource contains mini-lessons, practice, and assessments on finding volume by counting cubes, using the formula for volume, finding the missing dimension of a rectangular prism, and calculating composite volume (additive volume).
- Your students will LOVE this project. Their creativity, understanding of volume, and ability to collaborate with their peers will be put to the test. It’s the perfect assessment for your volume unit. They will build a 3D community made up of rectangular prisms and composite figures for each building that is listed in the project outline. They will have to construct the buildings, create a key for each one along with its dimensions and volume, then calculate the total volume of their Volumeville. You can also challenge some of your students to have the total volume of exactly 2,000 square cm – this requires A LOT of critical thinking and planning.
- These task cards are great for assessing students’ mastery of composite, or additive volume.
- Coordinate grids are always fun! This resource has everything you need to show your students how to plot points, create ordered pairs, and graph ordered pairs from a set of data. There are detailed notes, practice, exit tickets, and a quiz.
- Allow your students to write a “secret note” to a friend. The catch is that they have to write the entire note in code. They will be given a coordinate grid in which they have to plot every letter of the alphabet as well as important punctuation, then record the ordered pair for each. They will draft a message and then write it out using the ordered pairs. When finished, they will give the note to a friend who will decipher the message by using the ordered pairs on the grid.
- There is an opportunity for differentiation with two versions: a 1-quadrant grid and a 4-quadrant grid (6th grade skill).
- This resource pack includes notes, practice, and assessments for completing and graphing numerical patterns.
- This was one of my favorite projects to do with my students after state testing (if we didn’t have time during our geometry unit). They have to design and draw a place on grid paper using only quadrilaterals. As an added challenge, they will have to create a key for each of the quadrilaterals in their design, identifying all of the names that pertain to it as well as including the properties of all quadrilaterals.
- Are you having trouble showing your students how to convert customary and metric measurements? This resource gives you everything you need to teach both: notes, practice, exit tickets, and a quiz. This resource breaks down the process of converting measurements, making it much easier for your students.
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