Get your students engaged in practicing 5th grade math standards with these fun and effective differentiated math problems! This bundle includes low-prep practice activities that are easily differentiated to meet all of your students’ needs. This download includes 13 different topics…all ready for your fifth graders. Use these games as small group games, math stations or whole class review. Set up as a fun game, your students won’t even notice that they are completing rigorous math problems.
Each topic includes three leveled sets of questions: below level, on level, and above level problems. They also include two recording sheet options: one to show work and write the answer OR write your answer then write a word problem to match it.
Each set of problems are on a shape, which represent a different level of difficulty. You’ll assign students to a specific shape to solve those problems first. You can hang up the problems around the room as a scavenger hunt or use the questions at a math station or at the teacher table. Students will solve their assigned shape questions and write their answers on the recording sheet.
Differentiated Math Problems BUNDLE Includes:
- Ordering Decimals
- Comparing Decimals
- Adding Decimals
- Subtracting Decimals
- Multiplying Decimals
- Dividing Decimals
- Adding and Subtracting Fractions (Unlike Denominators)
- Multiplying Fractions
- Dividing Fractions
- Order of Operations
- Volume and Surface Area
- Customary Units Measurement Conversions
- Metric Units Measurement Conversions
How to Use:
- Cut out the 6 levels of shapes.
- Hang around the room or place at a station.
- Assign each student a shape to solve.
- Students walk around the room and solve the problems on their shape. They will write the answers on the recording sheet.
- If they finish early, they can pick another shape to solve.
What’s the best way to use these differentiated math problems?
- Math Centers or Stations
- Around the Room Scavenger Hunt
- Teacher Table Practice
- Whole Group Practice
- Morning Work
- Early Finisher Activities (grab a shape and solve)
- Send home to engage students’ families
Tips for Using these Leveled Math Activities:
- Before using this resource, you’ll need to identify which students will be assigned to each shape. I suggest giving an exit slip the day before that assesses their level of understanding. if they need enrichment, assign them the above-level problems. If they are right on grade level, assign them the on-level problems. If the student is struggling and needs easier problems, assign them the below-level problems. You can either display the who is in each shape group on the whiteboard, draw the shape in the corner of the student notebook/paper, or just verbally tell student what shape to solve.
- If you have early finishers, tell them to solve a different set of shapes, which is why I recommend printing the recording sheets and making them double sided.
- Do not tell the students what level of problems they are working on.
- There are two recording sheets for each set of questions. The first one is recommended for all levels and asks students to show their work and write the answer. The second recording sheet offers a place for students to create their own word problem that matches the math problem on the shape. This is the best for your highest level learners.
- Show students how to compare and discuss answers. Did you both get the same answer? If students get different answers, ask them to solve the problem using a different strategy or help coach each other through the problem.
The best part? Your students will quickly learn the instructions to solve the differentiated problems and will get right to work on practicing their math skills. This resource is easy to use and requires very little prep. It’s also printer friendly so you’ll only use black ink!
Here’s what other teachers have to say about these math review stations…
⭐ “Great resource to use in small groups. I laminate them and the kids moved around the room to different activities.”
⭐ “These worked fantastic as a centers activity. The kids loved rotating around and writing the answers on note cards and felt really excited when I shared which shapes were the hardest; they really had their confidence built up!”
⭐ “I love the differentiation! So did my students! Thank you!”
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