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Word Problems Collaborative Worksheets 5th Grade

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This Stick-It-Together math resource is a collaborative problem-solving activity for small groups in your classroom that keeps each student accountable for their own thinking, as well as working together to build their best answer together.

Each page contains a different math word problem (one question for each standard in the 5th grade common core standards for math), an “I can …” learning goal, spaces for students’ individual answers on sticky notes, a space for them to collaboratively build their best answer using the individual responses, and success criteria for constructed responses in math.

This activity works best for small group exploration of problem-solving and the understanding of different concepts covered during math lessons. Students will answer the question individually first (on their sticky note), all at the same time, and when all students in the group have completed their answers, they will stick their notes on the sheet. They will then take turns explaining their solutions aloud to the group. Then, working together, they will reflect on the strengths and areas of need in their own answers to take their individual responses and combine the best parts of them to form the best possible answer, making improvements as they construct the answer. As a group, they will evaluate their “best” solution using the applicable success criteria provided on the page to ensure they have included all the criteria needed.

Completed group response sheets could be placed under the document camera and projected so students can present the solution they came up with to the rest of the class. As they do so, they can explain where they included the success criteria in their solution.

Each main section in the Table of Contents is hyperlinked for easy printing or referencing of the pages you require. There is also a rubric for assessment (two rubrics on the page for easier photocopying), and an answer page (as students explanations and strategies may vary depending on the questions and collaboration, a numerical answer is given for each question only). The last page contains a blank template for you to add your own learning goal and problem. Levelled exemplars are also included.

I have revised this file to now include a blank, editable template (in powerpoint). The success criteria checklist is still included on the page, but you can add your own questions and learning goals.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
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).
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 1/2 lb of chocolate equally? How many 1/3-cup servings are in 2 cups of raisins?


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