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These back to school math activities will keep your fifth grade students active and learning in the first weeks of school! Choose from two "Find a Friend" pages, a set of 32 differentiated task cards, or partner practice pages at four different levels! Or choose to use them all, and help refresh your students' math skills as they get to know one another.
This product expanded from 2 pages to 38 pages on August 14, 2017, and the price increased accordingly. I hope you enjoy all of the additional math practice for your students!
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What TEACHERS are saying about this resource:
❤️ I loved watching the kids work together to complete this. It was also a good way to practice coaching and being positive with a partner.
❤️ Incredibly thorough resource, many different review options to use!
❤️ What a creative way to get the kids up and interacting with each other. This will also give me a little insight into their math skills as they wander.
Find a Friend
“Find A Friend” is a cooperative learning structure that is terrific to get students up and moving, as well as interacting with each other.
In my classroom, we use “Find A Friend” in many ways:
-as a fun alternative to independent practice
-as a review before quizzes
-for spiral review of previously learned concepts
-prior to high-stakes testing
-as an engaging activity for the end of the school year
Depending on the concept, students may spend 10-20 minutes completing the activity.
An answer key and directions are included.
Differentiated Task Cards
Task cards are a versatile classroom tool. Try them:
-as an independent or partner activity in learning stations
-for test prep or review
-printed and cut apart for students to solve independently in math journals
with various whole class cooperative learning structures, like Quiz-Quiz-Trade, Fan n Pick, or Inside-Outside Circle
-with various partner cooperative learning structures, such as Rally Coach or Sage n Scribe
The included task cards include varying levels of difficulty. Circles are level 1, Stars are level 2, Squares are level 3, and Triangles are level 4. You can specifically target your students’ needs using the different levels available.
Use these variations to support differentiation in your classroom:
-The included pages are all on the same content, with varying levels of difficulty. Circles are level 1, Stars are level 2, Squares are level 3, and Triangles are level 4. You can specifically target your students’ needs using the different levels available.
-Students who need more support can complete their pages with a partner, then partner up again to compare solutions.
-If you’d like students to compare in small groups rather than with partners, simply copy each page twice, so students meet together in groups of four rather than two.