5th Grade Back to School Math Activities | Beginning of the Year Math Games

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  1. Are you looking for easy-to-prep, FUN games to use with your 5th grade class? Look no further! This yearlong fifth grade math game bundle is perfect for use again and again throughout the year. Your class will never be bored during math centers again! There are whole class math activities, oodles of
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This 5th grade back to school math games pack includes EVERYTHING you need for reviewing math skills during the beginning of the year! With loads of fun back to school math activities, your students will be engaged all month long! Lots of fifth grade school math centers, games, and activities are included that spiral review fourth grade math skills for your 5th graders.

The best part about this game pack?? Your students get to review skills from the previous grade level! It's the perfect review after a long summer break! A recording sheet and answer key are provided with every game. A color and black version are available for easy printing.

Click here to save BIG when you buy the Yearlong Bundle of 5th Grade Math Games!

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  • Addition and Subtraction Facts
  • Multiplication & Division Facts
  • Place Value to 1 Million
  • 4 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication
  • Rounding
  • 2 Digit by 2 Digit Multiplication
  • Prime and Composite Numbers
  • Addition and Subtraction to 1 Million
  • Add & Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators


  • Back to School Error Analysis Game (Place Value to 1 Million)

Students look at each card and decide if the answer is right or wrong. Then, students put a green or red apple next to each one to show what they think of each answer. An answer key is included. Students practice place value to 1 million.

  • Back to School Gameboard (Add and Subtract Large Numbers)

Each time a student answers a card correctly, the student chooses a circle card randomly. The circle card tells whether to go forward or backward. The first person to make it to the finish line wins! Answer key & recording sheet included. Task cards practice adding and subtracting large numbers within 1 million.

  • Build a Backpack Game (Add and Subtract Fractions)

Students race to be the first to pack their backpacks in this game! Each time students answer a task card, they get to add part of their school supply list to their backpack. There are chance cards included too. You never know who’s going to win based on this twist. The first person to finish shopping for their supplies wins! All task cards include adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators.

  • Math Sort (Prime and Composite Numbers)

Students decide which kids belong in each classroom. Students sort the cards according to the correct answers. A recording sheet and answer key are also provided. In this math sort, students practice differentiating between prime and composite numbers.

  • Teacher Mystery Game (Convert Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers)

In this mystery, students try to figure out which teacher resides in each room! Once they solve each task card and know the answer, they know which teacher belongs where. They place that teacher at the correct door. For example, the purple-shirt teacher teaches in room 5 1/2.

Students practice converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.

  • 96 Back to School Math Puzzles

Students practice putting together 4 types of puzzles together (16 of each): place value, 1 by 4 digit multiplication, 2 by 2 digit multiplication, rounding, prime and composite numbers, addition and subtraction. I like to print on colored paper. They are easy to put together and great practice for math centers.

  • Back to School Whole Group Game: Multiplication and Division Game to Play with the Whole Class!

Two Ways to Play:

  • Way #1: Print and cut out all apples. Make sure all apples are cut in half. Randomly scatter the apples all over your classroom floor. Tell students they are trying to find as many matches as possible. Students hunt down apple halves that go together and collect matches. Set a time limit and let kids practice their math facts while playing!
  • Way #2: Print out 2 sets of apples (red and green). Split kids into two teams. Scatter apples all over your classroom. The two teams race to find as many matches in their team’s color before time runs out.

  • Digital Hide and Seek Game for Back to School

Have you ever wanted a FUN activity that is 100% editable and can be customized to any age level / any standard you are teaching? Do you need a game that you can use with the whole class OR just a few students? Something that can be used over and over again without becoming boring? Look no further! Every student I've ever encountered has LOVED the concept of hide-and-seek. In this DIGITAL hide and seek game, students are tasked with finding the hidden object by guessing answers to questions on the screen. In this version, all slides are school-themed.

And the coolest part? It can work for ANY subject and ANY grade level! Every slide and every question can be edited however you'd like!

How to Play Hide and Seek:

  1. This game is played in PowerPoint. Drag the object on the left behind any picture on the screen so it is “hiding”. Repeat this on each page so all 10 objects are hidden.
  2. Put the game in “Slide Show” mode to play!
  3. Have students “seek” where the object is by calling on students to say answers to the questions on the screen. Click to see if their guess is right.
  4. When you click each picture, it’ll magically disappear to see if the student has “found” the object!
  5. Whichever student finds the hidden object gets to come to the front of the room and call on students to guess on the next slide!
  6. Use the blank version to create whatever skill practice you’d like—math facts, letter recognition, spelling words…the sky is the limit!

**You can also play this in Google Slides and use it digitally. The way to set it up works slightly differently so make sure to read the included directions. **

Included Hide and Seek Pre-Made Games for You:

  1. Addition Facts to 20
  2. Mixed Review of Addition Facts
  3. Addition Double Facts
  4. Subtraction Facts to 20
  5. Mixed Review of Subtraction Facts
  6. Multiplication Facts from 1-10
  7. Mixed Review of Multiplication Facts
  8. Division Facts from 1-10
  9. Mixed Review of Division Facts
  10. Identify Numbers
  11. Blank Version (Make your own questions!)



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.
Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


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