Beginning the Year with Word Problems is a collection of problems that work well at the beginning of the school year. Set one is a summer themed sheet, set two is back to school themed, and the third set bases problems on the school day.
These word problems are multi step and encourage the students to write equations, draw pictures, and explain their answers in words. The problems are based on grade 5 standards.
The sheets include a wide variety of problems including time, money, and many fractions activities. It works well as a small group activity, and encourages cooperative learning. They could also be used as part of a math center with manipulative materials.
Each set includes eight problems. The set could be copied back to back, or problems can be cut out and pasted in a math notebook. The original has colorful pictures to increase interest. They work very well when used under a document camera.