Wondering how to help your 5th graders solve word problems? Problem of the Week will help them develop problem solving strategies, critical thinking, and communication skills. In about 10 minutes per day, your students will engage in problem solving activities to build their problem solving skills!
Problem of the Week uses challenging multi step word problems to review 5th grade math skills such as multiplication, division, adding and subtracting decimals, place value relationships and more. This easy to prep routine uses one problem per week and encourages students to persevere, engage with one problem over multiple days, give and receive feedback from their peers, and revise their work. Problem of the Week works perfectly as a daily math warm up.
Here's what you'll get:
- 24 multi step word problems (covering standards from 5.NBT)
- Teaching notes for how to implement Problem of the Week step by step
- Student directions to display daily (digital or printable)
- Bonus mini anchor chart: “I’m Stuck! Now What?”
- Detailed answer key for each problem
You and your students will love this problem solving daily routine. You can use the problems to review previously taught material, as a math warm up, to help introduce a new skill or strategy, or to informally assess what students have learned. Your students will gain new confidence in their problem solving abilities and learn how to use their problem solving strategies with ease.
Prep is quick and easy... Just choose the format you like best (half sheet or paper saving strips), print, and copy and you are ready to go! You can print the daily directions or project them using Google slides.
This resource includes problems to practice:
- Place value relationships (5.NBT.A.1)
- Using exponents (5.NBT.A.2)
- Reading, writing, comparing, and rounding decimals (5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.4)
- Multiplication of whole numbers and decimals (5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.7)
- Division of whole numbers and decimals (5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7)
- Adding and subtracting decimals (5.NBT.B.7)
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