Glow Day 5th Grade Math Review *A Classroom Transformation*

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UPDATED on April 14, 2018 - This purchase now includes editable directions pages, blank task cards so that you can create your own problems, and a fully editable student recording booklet. You must have PowerPoint in order to be able to access these editable files.

Glow Day is a classroom transformation that I completed in my 5th grade classroom at the end of the school year as a mixed-skill math review. I transformed our classroom using black lights and glow sticks purchased on Amazon. Full details about the items I used in my transformation can be found on my blog

I set up the four stations included in this pack around my classroom and explained each station to all of my students. My students each received a work booklet that they worked in all day. This booklet was taken up and graded.

Students stayed at each station for 30-45 minutes. Students could have stayed in each such much longer (no one finished ALL of the task cards that were included at each center), so you could possibly complete this over two days if necessary. My goal was to provide my students with enough work that they wouldn’t run out of things to do. I only graded my students on the tasks that they completed, as long as I saw them working the entire day.

If you have any other questions about Glow Day, please check out my blog. You are also more than welcome to email me with any questions you have.

I am happy to help!


Math Skills Covered -

Jenga Game –

Yellow Cards: Place value, factors and multiples, writing numbers, rounding

Green Cards: Adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions

Orange Cards: Adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing decimals

Blue Cards: : Adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing whole numbers

Pink Cards: Word problems

Ring Toss -

Orange Cards - Line plots, Area/Perimeter, Volume

Yellow Cards - Order of Operations/Powers of ten

Pink Cards - Mystery (Assortment of skills)

Bowling -

-Ordering fractions/numbers/decimals

-Comparing fractions/numbers/decimals

-Writing fractions/numbers/decimals

PicCollage –




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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, 𝘢/𝘣 + 𝘤/𝘥 = (𝘢𝘥 + 𝘣𝘤)/𝘣𝘥.)
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers. For example, recognize an incorrect result 2/5 + 1/2 = 3/7, by observing that 3/7 < 1/2.
Apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions.
Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., 𝘹-axis and 𝘹-coordinate, 𝘺-axis and 𝘺-coordinate).


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