Mimic real-world applications and problem-solving with these challenging math tasks for 4th grade and 5th grade.Teaches critical thinking and math relevance. Easy print and use format.
Kids in grade 4, grade 5 engage in challenging math stories that each require the solution to multiple problems. They must use comprehension skills with the story problems and then apply their math understanding to pull relevant information and use multi-steps in order to arrive at the correct solution. Some skills addressed in the multi-step stories include perimeter, adding, multiplying, money, squaring, decimals, subtracting, dividing, time, percent, measurement, fractions. Aligned with the common core and other state and national math standards. 4.NBT.A.3
These no-prep activities are great for whole groups, small groups, individuals, centers, and homework applications. The activities can be used effectively as a math assessment tool. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as homeschool or summer practice resources. Full answer keys are provided.
Other effective math problem-solving resources are available through Rick's Resources as follows:
Word Problem Multi-steps Math Stories Task Cards
"Perfect for my star mathematicians! They need to be challenged! Great layout . . . several questions on one page without being visually overwhelming. Nice work!"
I love these! Each word problem is complex yet accessible for everyone. The questions guide students to break the word problem into manageable chunks. Scaffolding is built in!"
"One of the best things I've ever downloaded. I want MORE exactly in this format!!!"
About the Author
My name is Rick Whitehead and I am a teacher, author, tutor, and mentor. I worked in the public school system for 28 years and was involved in teaching, tutoring, curriculum development, administration, school program design and implementation. I am the author of juvenile fiction and many educational products to help students learn and grow. I am the proprietor of Rick's Resources and All Things Bingo stores.
Follow My Store for Timely Updates
To follow me, click on the little "Follow Me" button by the green star right below my Rick's Resources store name that you can find on any of my pages.
Leave Feedback and Earn Credits
Leaving feedback also earns you "credits" which can be used for discounts on future purchases. :) To leave feedback, just go to your My Purchases
page (you might need to login). Next to each listed purchase will be a Provide Feedback
button. Click it and be taken to the page to leave a rating and short comment.