August Problem Solving Path: Real Life Word Problems for 5th Grade/Year 6 - FREE

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  1. Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every place contains a real life math problem!This is a set of 10 math journals that are specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 5 AND the UK National Curriculum for Year 6. It contains 10 word problems in each journal.
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Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every location contains a real life math word problem!

This packet contains 2 versions of a month-long math journal, one specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 5 and the other specifically aligned the UK National Curriculum for Year 6. Each version also includes appropriate spelling and phrasing to match the curriculum. ie. British spelling in the UK versions.

These math journals contain 10 word problems and work on the concepts of: geometric shapes, customary measurement (US version) and metric measurement (US and UK versions), fractions, percentages (UK versions), arithmatic patterns, using money, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and intervals of time.

Each math word problem is located on a full page graphic organizer that includes space for students to show detailed work and justify their answer. Additionally, each math word problem has a quick and easy grading rubric to make teacher feedback a breeze.

These math problem solving journals can be used as an easy morning work activity, a math problem solving center, independent classwork or a great way to keep early finishers busy and productive. They make problem solving into a real life problem and keep students engaged at the same time.

*** Please note: This packet is labeled for August (September in the UK version), but the problems could be used at any time of the year. The label of August is meant simply to label this journal as the first journal in a progression of 10 monthly journals, which can all be found in my Grade 5/ Year 6 Year Long Plan. Journals do not have to be completed in order, but the problems do get progressively more difficult as the year goes on.

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This resource includes a US version and a UK version. All spelling is appropriate for the US and the UK. This resource meets the following standards:

US Common Core Standards: 5.G.3, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.6, 5.NBT.2, 5.OA.2, 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.7, 5.NF.4

UK National Curriculum: Key Stage 2: Ma3.b, Ma3.4a, Ma2G, Ma2.2b, Ma3e, Ma2.2c, Ma2.4a, Ma2.3a, Ma2.3i, Ma2.3j, Ma3.4d

This is only one month of a ten month program for 5th grade / Year 6. For more Problem Solving Path, click below:

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 1

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 2

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 3

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 4

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 5

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 6

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 7

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 8

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 9

Grade 5/ Year 6 - Month 10

Or, buy all 10 months in my Grade 5/ Year 6 Year Long Plan.

Problem Solving Path is also available for Grade 2/ Year 3, Grade 3/ Year 4, and Grade 4/ Year 5.

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Total Pages
20 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation “add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2” as 2 × (8 + 7). Recognize that 3 × (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.


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