# Dinosaur Alley Math - Word Problems & Measurement – Grades 4 & 5

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Dinosaur Alley Math - Word Problems & Measurement – Grades 4 & 5
WANT AN INTERESTING WAY TO GET YOUR STUDENTS INTRIGUED WITH MATH?

Students love dinosaurs, right? This leads to quick engagement with the material. As the students talk about the math and how to solve they also get caught up in their dinosaur excitement (aka dino-citement) and can’t wait to continue!

You can put the problems on a white board and have the entire class work a problem at a time. I spend 30 minutes twice a week on these problems. I have them write with dry erase markers on their desks and walk around and give them feedback so they can be successful.

These would also be great for a class or grade level theme based math competition.
They can be used for RTI groups to build growth with your students.

You can copy them and assign to students for a challenge or when they are “done.”

Good review prior to end-of-year testing.

A GREAT WAY TO RAISE THEIR BENCHMARK SCORES, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY... THEY LEARN TO LOVE MATH!
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► Overview ◄

Students who have a variety of skill levels can successfully work through these word problems. This unit should be a great resource for your 5th grade typical and reluctant learners in addition to 4th grade advanced learners.

This unit is a set of 79 constructed-response problems that cover a variety of dinosaur math problems. There is an answer key in the back of the unit.

Your students can solve engaging, child-friendly problems as they are learning math.

This dinosaur themed unit engages your students while increasing their mathematical reasoning.

Students can learn many facts while using constructed responses to develop and refine skills in math.

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► Features & Skills ◄
♥ These problems engage students' interest of dinosaurs.
♥ 79 constructed-response problems.
♥ Aligned to state and CCSS.
♥ Helps make sense of problems.
♥ Moves beyond memorizing procedures or merely working with numbers.
♥ Helps students conceptually understand math.
♥ Concepts & skills include:

-- Making sense of problems and persevering until correct
-- Attending to precision
-- Addition, subtraction, multiplication & division of fractions, mixed numbers, & decimals
-- Multiplication and division of whole numbers
-- Comparing decimals to fractions and percentages
-- Area
-- Ratio
-- Measurement conversions
-- Standard and metric units of measurement
-- Solving for unknown
-- Percentages
-- Unit rates
-- Distributive property
-- Combined skills

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► Here are just a few of the ways you might use the problems ◄
♥ Use as a large group option. Read the problems aloud and include discussion.
♥ Use during RTI groups.
♥ Copy and put into braded folders for capable students to work when they are “done”.
♥ Copy and put in stapled packets for the students to use like an interactive notebook.
♥ Advanced students can work through at their own pace.
♥ Theme based grade level math competition.
♥ Homework enrichment

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