A Math Race through the US

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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21 pages
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  1. Four math races perfect for reviewing math skills like adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals or fractions. Classifying quadrilaterals, volume, and more math skills are also practiced in an exciting way. Students can race across the US, across the world, across the ocean, or acros
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My students love our math race through the United States! Groups start at Washington, D.C., and solve math problems all the way to California! If they miss problems, they are given a "flat tire" problem to solve. They are practicing math skills while reviewing geographical knowledge of the states!

This takes a little less than 2 class periods for my fifth graders (our classes are 50 minutes each) so that's why I put 90 minutes for duration.

States A are problems suitable for Grades 5-6.

States B are problems suitable for Grades 4-5.

Choose the set of state problems appropriate for your students!

I included a "letter to parents" so you can keep parents informed about this exciting activity happening in your classroom!

Skills practiced: decimals, fractions, measurement, polygons, whole number operations, coordinate grids

Think the USA race is great? Try going around the world! Math Race across the WORLD!


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Total Pages
21 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, 𝘒/𝘣 + 𝘀/π˜₯ = (𝘒π˜₯ + 𝘣𝘀)/𝘣π˜₯.)
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.


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