This resource contains 151 math journal prompts or essential questions for each 5th Grade Common Core Standard.
There are a variety of math writing prompts included in this resource. Some include writing about the skill or concept and some involve solving a specific problem and writing about it.
The math journal prompts also vary as far as complexity. I recommend you read over all of the prompts for the standard you are teaching and choose the ones you want to use based on your students’ needs. You may not use all of the prompts or you may use them all to help you differentiate.
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I have provided the prompts in three formats to best fit your needs. They are available in a one page per prompt, a multiple prompts per page format, and a all prompts per standard page.
The one prompt per page (or multiple prompts per page) would be great for a math journal binder or folder. The other format is ideal for teachers who post essential questions during a lesson. Those essential questions can then be copied into student binder or interactive notebook for the student to answer.
The prompts are open ended with a variety of answers that could be considered “correct.”
When answering essential questions or journal prompts in my classroom, I require my students to provide a detailed explanation justifying why and explaining as well as some type of model or picture. I have included a poster reminder if you wish to have this requirement as well.