Word problems are life problems! This resource includes 32 animal themed story problems for 5th grade. These would be wonderful for end of year 5th grade review, test prep, or beginning of 6th grade review/assessment. Add them to your math centers, for a word problem of the day in your math journals, or even a game of Scoot! Many of the Common Core standards are supported:
5.OA.B.3, 5.NBT.A.3a, 5.NBT.A.3b, 5.NBT.A.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7, 5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.2, 5.NF.B.6, 5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.5a, 5.MD.C.5b
Many of these are challenging multi-step problems and may be more appropriate for small groups at the 4th grade level, and individual activities for your advanced learners or students at the 5th grade level.
**Please note there is a duplicate set of these word problems without the QR codes if you don't have a smartphone/tablet at your disposal. There is also an answer key and recording sheet provided (black and white version also included). If you are using the QR codes, please keep in mind that they can be read from a computer screen as well so if that is an option for your classroom, you can save yourself paper and ink that way!
You may also want to download these complementary FREE resources to support word problem solving:
Word Problem Guide: Steps, FREE
Math Clue Words Posters FREE
Looking for 3rd grade word problems? Check this listing!
Looking for 4th grade word problems? Check this listing!
Please do not purchase both. Though most of my task card sets are very different, this particular series of problems are similar for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade sets. Thank you!
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Volume Task Cards, Common Core Aligned for 5th Grade
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