Students in grade five must be able to determine the appropriate operation needed to represent and solve story problems involving fractions. Math Practice #2 also asks them to write story problems as they contextualize the mathematics.
This card sort is something you might typically do with paper, scissors and glue. Google Draw allows students to use clicking and dragging and typing into cells to complete this activity in a more efficient way. It also allows for easier differentiation of the task. A modified version is included. It has analogous problems placed in each section to support students’ understanding.
This is also a nice way to introduce technology into the grade five classroom in a way that is aligned with the expectations of the CCSS. For classrooms that have access to Google Chromebooks or Google Apps for Education, these provide a wonderful platform for student screencasts as well. Finally, by making a copy of this template you can easily make more problems for your own use and personalize them with names of our students.