Help your fifth graders master key math skills, and provide differentiated math practice through fun, hands-on activities in these 12 centers. Each full-color center focuses on a skill from a Common Core State Standards math domain, such as numbers and counting, operations, measurement and data, geometry, probability, and math vocabulary.
The easy-to-assemble centers are stored in pocket folders, making them easy to use at a table, desk, or quiet area in the classroom. After a teacher or classroom aide models how to use a center, students can complete the activity independently, in pairs, or with the teacher, who may use the task to informally assess a student’s understanding.
Each of the 12 centers includes:
Take It to Your Seat: Common Core Math Centers has been updated to address the new advanced standards and provides:
- full-color center mats and task cards
- an overview with lesson objectives
- a student direction page that explains the center activity
- a response form or written practice activity
- a center checklist to record each student’s progress
The 12 centers cover the following fifth grade math skills: Numbers and Counting
- an increase in the variety and complexity of activities to practice each skill in alignment with Common Core State Standards.
- leveled tasks within some centers so that tasks progress in difficulty.
- an illustrated math concept or rule for every center to support visual learners and keep the focus on the targeted math concept or skill.
- Generate number patterns that follow given rules
- Identify prime and composite numbers
- Compare decimals to the thousandths place, using greater than, less than, and equal to symbols
Measurements and Data
- Build fluency with multiplication and division facts from 6 through 12
- Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
- Use the four operations to solve real-world multistep word problems
- Convert units of length and capacity within measurement systems (U.S. customary and metric)
- Display and interpret data on a line plot
- Find the range, mean, median, and mode in sets of numbers
- Measure the volume of a rectangular prism by counting unit cubes and by applying the formula V = l x w x h
- Compute probability for simple chance events
- Extend understanding of math vocabulary