These challenging, real-world problems will keep your students engaged while setting expectations for rigor in your classroom. Skills students will apply include operations of large numbers, decimals and fractions. Designed as a project for demonstrating students’ deep understanding of essential 4th and 5th grade standards will provide fifth grade teachers with valuable information about your students’ readiness and students that may be advanced.
Sixth grade teachers will find that the problems involve deep understanding of essential skills your students need for the rigorous 6th grade CCSS. Use this packet at the beginning of the year to guide your review of decimals and fractions.
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This packet will also provide you with valuable information as to the perseverance your students have previously built as mathematicians.
Possible Uses in the Classroom
Providing students with a packet is a great way for students to work at her own pace, and differentiation will come naturally, providing you with the opportunity to do daily one-on-one and small group teaching, while the rest of the class happily engages in the project.
This makes an excellent packet for earlier finishers, as well as, for home school students of various ages or grades.
You may wish to have students work individually, in pairs or in small groups. Here are just a few ideas:
Math centers or stations
As early finisher work or enrichment
for an independent small group
For home school study
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