5th Grade Math Word Problems Task Cards

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  1. Task Cards Math MEGA Bundle - This is a bundle of 248 task cards for 5th Grade! This contains SIX of my fifth grade task card resources, many of which are word problems. Use for review, test prep, math club, or for your early finishers. Cards can be self-checked via either QR codes or an answer key.
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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!

Quick Links To 5th Grade Task Cards
Task Cards MEGA BUNDLE for 5th Grade
Word Problem Task Cards (optional QR Codes) 5th Grade Common CoreWord Problem Task Cards for 5th Grade - Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Simplifying Fractions Task Cards: Simplify, Simplify, Compare
Word Problem Task Cards for 5th Grade: Toy Factory Edition
Volume Task Cards, Common Core Aligned for 5th Grade
Decimals Task Cards: Word Problem Task Cards Common Core Aligned for 5th Grade
Total Pages
24 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers. For example, recognize an incorrect result 2/5 + 1/2 = 3/7, by observing that 3/7 < 1/2.
Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. For example, given the rule “Add 3” and the starting number 0, and given the rule “Add 6” and the starting number 0, generate terms in the resulting sequences, and observe that the terms in one sequence are twice the corresponding terms in the other sequence. Explain informally why this is so.
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.
Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


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