5th Grade Math Word Problem of the Day | FREE Math Problem Solving

Rated 4.67 out of 5, based on 15 reviews
15 Ratings
Grade Levels
5th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
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This trial of my popular Daily Problem Solving series includes a full week of daily multistep word problem practice for grade 5. Student-friendly formatting helps reduce overwhelm while building math problem-solving skills. Story problems can be a huge challenge for students, and they only become more challenging as students progress through schooling. With the Math Problem of the Day format, students get daily practice breaking down and applying problem-solving strategies to help them build their confidence and competence in mathematics.

If you're looking for the best resource to help your students master tricky word problems and you're hoping to avoid frustration for your struggling or reluctant learners, your search is over! Download this freebie to see what you can expect from the 12-month 5th Grade Math Problem of the Day bundle.

*Teacher note: These problems were designed to allow students safe opportunities for struggle time. If you download this free week & find it too difficult, feel free to check out the free week of 4th grade Daily Problem Solving to see if it may be more appropriate for your learners at this time.

This Free Week of Daily Problem Solving includes:

1) Student-friendly formatting 

  • Clear, easy to read problems 
  • Workspace for students to problem solve & show work
  • Weekly fun facts and themed problems to engage students
  • Built-in graphic organizers to support skill acquisition
  • Provided as a 1-page printable or as daily Google Slides

2) Approachable, yet challenging, practice with key types of word problems that all students should be exposed to: 

  • Single-step word problems
  • Multi-step word problems
  • Word problems with extra information
  • Aligned to 5th grade standards & building in difficulty from August to July

4) Teacher support materials

  • Monthly scope & sequence includes weekly themes and skills being addressed
  • Answer Keys for all problems
  • Tips for preparation and implementation
  • Instructions for digital Google Drive version

*Digital Access Note: This resource includes digital access via GOOGLE SLIDES. For the digital versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account OR Google Classroom. Learners will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! These are easily shared digitally between you and your students.


The Benefits of Using a Math Word Problem of the Day 

❑ Daily practice builds routine and structure for practice

❑ Less overwhelming to reluctant or struggling learners

❑ Helps identify students who may need additional support

❑ Encourages discussion about skills & strategies

Ways to incorporate these story problems into your math routine:

• Daily warm-ups or math center

• Whole or small group math instruction

• Independent enrichment or challenge problems for early finishers

• Test prep

• Homework

Here's what others have to say about Daily Problem Solving...

AMAZING RESOURCE! I have my kiddos do daily math each week but wanted to incorporate more word problems.  I staple this each week to their original daily math page.  The problems are diverse and challenging.  I love how many skills are covered and how they are multi-step.  Perfect!! - Samantha M. 

These have been very helpful to provide the students with much-needed problem-solving practice.  It's challenging but short and sweet, so the students don't get discouraged - built-in "struggle time" that they need and try to avoid!  It ensures I get some problem solving in regularly, even if we don't get to this every day. Thank you for this product! - Jacqueline T.

I absolutely LOVE this product! I cannot say enough good things about it. It is rigorous and covers so many of our critical standards. I start each math lesson with this as a warm-up. As the students come in for math they get started on it and then we go over it together. I like that it has a reflection at the end so my kids think about what skills they have mastered and which ones they still need to work on. I like the monthly theme with the little fact. So fun! -Rebecca R. 

♥  My students benefited tremendously when I began using these! Their confidence lacked when it came to word problems, but having one every day became routine and their confidence grew. The reflection at the end of the week told me a lot about how students were feeling, too. I also love how they aligned with holidays and true information… - Jennifer H


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© Rebecca Davies. All rights reserved by the author. These materials are intended for personal use by a single classroom only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. For use in multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. See product file for clip art and font credits.

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