Summer Theme Common Core Fraction and Clock Task Cards and Scoot Game

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This set of task cards includes 44 story problems that incorporate a multitude of Common Core Math Objectives while giving your students lots of practice thinking mathematically and applying strategies to familiar summer scenarios with which they can make connections. The theme works well wrapping up a school year, but is also appropriate for a “back to school” review for 4th or even 5th grade as the students share their summer activities with you. All you need to do is copy the pages, mount them on cardstock, and laminate them, and they’re all set for a center!
Material is included to practice the following CCSS:
CCSS.Math.Content. 2.MD.C.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3 Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.3a Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3b Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., ½=2/4, 4/6=2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.A.1 Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line or diagram using a.m. and p.m.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.6 Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
CCSS.Math.Content.5.NF.B.7c Solve real world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, how much chocolate will each person get if 3 people share ½ lb. of chocolate equally? How many 1/3 cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?

The answer key that is included not only gives you an organized view of the 44 answers (many of the cards ask 2-3 questions), but is coded with A (average), D (difficult) ,and A+ (somewhere in between) in case you would like to sort the cards or differentiate for your students. Whether the card is labeled “A” or “D”, I attempted to write story problems that encourage the students to read the problem carefully, stopping to visualize what is happening and determine useful strategies to use to solve the problem/s.
The story problems in this packet are written in a simple narrative form using a variety of questions and scenarios, as well as more than one way to look at fractions (part to whole as well as part of a group) and telling time (traditional, using “quarter ‘til” and “quarter past”, etc. and many “elapsed time” problems, in addition to straightforward “How many hours?...). Encourage your students to draw simple pictures or talk about the story with a partner and to estimate what might make sense as a solution. Many of the Common Core math standards call for the students to “explain”, “justify”, and/or confirm or reject the “reasonableness” of a solution. These cards provide opportunities for these kinds of active and interactive learning.
I originally developed the materials in this packet as task cards to be used in a math center, however the task cards will also work well as ”Scoot” cards, or as material for any kind of math team competition game. Put one card on each student’s desk, give each student the Scoot recording sheet, and have them travel from desk to desk solving problems and recording their answers.
This packet includes:
• 44 task cards (4 per sheet with landscape orientation)
• A 2 page student recording sheet
• An answer key with “difficulty” code (see notes above)
• A formatted “Scoot” sheet ready to copy and distribute
• A “Notes and materials” handout

A big thank you to for many of the wonderful clipart graphics used throughout this product!!

The pages are in color, but copy well in grayscale. If you order this product and are unhappy with the grayscale copies, please let me know and I’ll reformat them to your liking the best that I can. I sincerely want my customers to be happy with my products, and would be thrilled if you have time to leave feedback and/or contact me with any questions or problems you may have so I can work even harder to make sure my products are all useful and beneficial materials for you to use in your classroom. Thanks for your interest! You can see all my products at:

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