Aligned with Common Core SS 5.MD.1, yet challenging enough for 6th as well.
STUDENTS WILL LOVE LEARNING FACTS ABOUT THESE HUGE MAMMALS!
A VARIETY OF FORMATS
This resource is formatted in 3 versions:
1. FULL SIZE COLOR SLIDES FOR PROJECTING ON A WHITEBOARD
2. FULL SIZE TASK CARDS IN BLACK and WHITE FOR COPIER PRINTING (1 PER PAGE)
3. MINI FORMAT IN BLACK and WHITE (4 TASK CARDS PER PAGE) for economical printing
Included in this resource:
30 task cards using a variety of whales as the theme for making measurement unit conversions
AS A BONUS:
EXTENDED THINKING COMPONENT ON MOST TASK CARDS TO ADDRESS DIFFERENTIATION as needed, for total of 122 measurement unit conversions in all!!!!!
ANSWER KEYS PROVIDED IN TASK CARD FORMAT IF STUDENT SELF CHECKING IS PREFERRED AS WELL AS A PRINTABLE TEACHER FRIENDLY FORMAT.
PRINTABLE STUDENT ANSWER DOCUMENTS For Assistance with STUDENT ACCOUNTABILITY
Teachers can assess student productivity at a glance with the Student Answer Document.
These documents also provide visual accountability pieces to help with student modifications (if needed) and allow the teacher to assess the amount of work done during a given assignment.
They also are visual task reminders for students who struggle when working in a less structured environment such as a math center or small collaborative learning pod.
These documents also make DIFFERENTIATION a breeze! Simply circle the task card number/numbers that a student is to complete and eliminate the confusion of specific assignment tasks.
Student answer documents also provide authentic samples of student work often required for math portfolios, resource referrals, resource re-evaluations, proof of mastery for benchmark tasks, as well as evidence of student effort and participation when conferencing with parents.
Task cards give you a plethora of assignment options such as:
-Problem of the Day
-Number work for math centers
-Meaningful engagement for early finishers
-Math journal entries
As a teacher, I know all too well about the unexpected interruptions and distractions that can occur during a day of learning. As a fifth grade teacher, these kinds of tasks have also helped me keep the “meaningful practice” in a day when such events as school picture days, flu shot days, special assembly days, etc. take the “routine” and sanity out of the day. These kinds of activities "revived" the dead time that resulted from a "break" in our learning stream of focus. You can never have too many of these kinds of tasks to keep your students motivated to learn!