Math, Science, Language Challenge Activities - Print and Digital Versions

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Rick's Resources
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4th - 5th, Homeschool
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72 Pages + Digital Version
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  1. Includes printable PDF versions. 16 resources also include Google Slides™ digital versions for distance learning. This variety pack includes 25 top rated resources for 5th grade which address important reading comprehension, math, vocabulary, writing, spelling, and social skills. Answer keys include
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Engaging cross curricular critical thinking and problem-solving activities that are perfect for early finishers, homework, or gifted and talented students needing extra motivation and challenge. Printable PDF and digital Google Slides™ versions included for blended learning.


You are covered with this resource. It includes a PDF printable version as well as a Google Slides™ digital version. Each of the 12 packets includes math, language, and science modules. Each module presents various activities that promote higher-order thinking skills. Students must analyze, evaluate and problem-solve as they work. The packets are generally appropriate for 4th grade and 5th-grade students depending on their ability and skill levels. Great for gifted and talented students or those needing extra enrichment. Students will engage in various math puzzles and problems and math riddles. The language activities focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation editing and comprehension cloze exercises that require inferring information by using contextual clues. The science modules present articles and questions and the opportunities to do some scientific research on interesting grade-appropriate topics. Full training is provided for various puzzles and activities included in this resource. The unique format of combining math, language and science in a motivating and effective way makes this program a favorite among many grade 4 and grade 5 students.

The PDF version makes use of QR codes and the internet for immediate feedback or to access research articles. Although QR code capability is not required, it does enhance the experience if this technology is available. Full answer keys are also provided. The PDF version is designed to work well printed in either color or grayscale. Please view the preview file for a thorough overview of the program.

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This packet is amazing! I have been using it this year for my challenge board and the kids have really enjoyed the reading passages and the math puzzles. Thank you!

Katie B.

This is great! And I really haven't seen anything like this 'out there'. Thank you!

Cathy A.

This will provide great practice while challenging my students! I love how you've incorporated so many disciplines and standards! Thanks!

Jenifer S.

I am using this with a student I am working with over the summer. Great resource. I will use it with my gifted students next year. Thanks.

Maria M.


Rick Whitehead has been a teacher and author for over 30 years in public and private practice. His background includes teaching in public schools, curriculum development, school program design, private mentoring and author of juvenile fiction. He is devoted to helping children learn and grow by providing high-quality resources that are highly motivating and effective even for the most reluctant learners.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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