# 5th Grade December Math Adventure- The Case of the Phony Pilot

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1. The Learning League has mysteries to solve that require the use of your students' math skills!! These math questions have been tailored specifically for 5th graders in the month of December, so give your classroom explorers a chance to review their knowledge and simultaneously go on an adventure!You
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The History Hacker is claiming to be the first pilot to have ever flown around the whole world, but the Learning League knows it's not true! In order to uncover the real pilot who earned that title, they'll have to dig into history. It’s up to you and the League to solve the clues by solving math problems and narrow down who the true pilot is. This Math Adventure will keep your classroom explorers engaged and working hard on math skills, while learning some social studies!

-Teacher Instructions

-Mystery Booklet

-5 Pilot Fact Posters

-5 Airplane History Posters

-5 Google Slides with a total of 39 math problems

--------------->Amelia Earhart: Adding & Subtracting Thousandths

--------------->Bessie Coleman: Decimals in Expanded Form (Thousandths)

--------------->Chuck Yeager: Area & Perimeter Word Problems

--------------->Wiley Post: Divide Fractions by Whole Numbers

Copy of 5 Google Slides for customization

-QR Code Posters

-Paperless Option

-Writing Challenge

Three tracks for this activity:

1. Use mystery booklet and QR codes to access Google Slides in order to get to math problems.

OR 2. Print task cards with math problems.

OR 3. Go entirely digital with Slides.

COMMON CORE STANDARDS:

5.NBT.A3a, 5.NBT.B7, 5.G.A1, 5.NF.B4b, 5.NF.B7a

TEKS:

5.2A, 5.3B, 5.3J, 5.3K, 5.8A

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT:

This activity is low prep (just print booklets for each student, 5 posters, and 5 QR codes), and it takes students somewhere between 45 minutes and 90 minutes. The Writing Challenge is there for those early finishers!!

CUSTOMIZABLE:

Make these problems more accessible or more challenging for your classroom by making your own Google Slides copy.

AWESOME PRODUCT FOR DECEMBER:

These skills are best practiced in the middle of the year, and December 17 happens to be Wright Brothers Day!!

UPDATED WITH 100% DIGITAL OPTION:

Great for online and paperless classrooms, as well as classes with 1:1 laptops! Watch this video to see how it works. (If you're 1:1 with iPads, the original way works best.)

GREAT FOR SUB PLANS!!

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Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., 𝘹-axis and 𝘹-coordinate, 𝘺-axis and 𝘺-coordinate).
Interpret division of a unit fraction by a non-zero whole number, and compute such quotients. For example, create a story context for (1/3) ÷ 4, and use a visual fraction model to show the quotient. Use the relationship between multiplication and division to explain that (1/3) ÷ 4 = 1/12 because (1/12) × 4 = 1/3.
Find the area of a rectangle with fractional side lengths by tiling it with unit squares of the appropriate unit fraction side lengths, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths. Multiply fractional side lengths to find areas of rectangles, and represent fraction products as rectangular areas.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000).
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