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Distance Learning Optional Resources for 5th Grade
Each District/School has the choice of how to implement distance learning with their students.
The following is a sample of how math remote learning can be implemented at home. This is guidance and should not be interpreted as a state requirement.
General Optional Resources:
NoTech Optional Resources:
Online Calculators:
Desmos Collections:
Instructional Learning Activities and Resource Database:
Showing Activities for Grades 35
Optional Activity Sets:
Special thanks to Fawn Nguyen of Rio School District for originally compiling all PK8 activity sets.
Activity Set 1

Standard Algorithm (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Maria is practicing solving problems using the standard algorithm for multiplication. She knows the first step, but then she gets stuck. Finish these problems Maria started.
Balanced Equation
Use the operation symbols (+, , x, and ÷) to make the equation true. Operations may be used more than once. (Source: https://www.openmiddle.com/)
Square Cakes (Source: https://playwithyourmath.com/)
For my party, I want a square cake with square slices. How many people can I have at my party?

Activity Set 2

Standard Multiplication Algorithm (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Solve each problem using the standard multiplication algorithm.
Pig Game
Materials: dice, pencil and paper.
Pig is a game for 2 or more players. Players take turns rolling the die as many times as they like. If a roll is a 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, the player adds that many points to their score for the turn. A player may choose to end their turn at any time and “bank” their points. If a player rolls a 1, they lose all their unbanked points and their turn is over. Play to 50. (Source: mathforlove.org)
Noticing
On a piece of paper, make two columns. In one column, list the things that are the same in this picture, and in the other column, list the things that are different. (Source: https://samedifferentimages.wordpress.com/)

Activity Set 3

Multiplying a Decimal by a Fraction to Get a Whole Number (Source: https://www.openmiddle.com/)
Using the digits 1 to 9, at most one time each, fill in the boxes to make a true statement.
Which One Doesn’t Belong? (Source: wodb.ca)
Choose a number in this picture that you don’t think belongs with the rest. Explain why. Can you pick another number and give a different reason?
Word Problem (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Whitney's 9 cousins are coming to visit, and she wants to make them each a little gift bag. She wants to put an equal number of little candies in each bag, eat 3 candies herself, and have none left over.
Candy

Candies per Bag

Lemon Sours

147

Strawberry Kisses

216

Pineapple Sweets

193


Which bag of candies should she buy? Show all of your work. Hint: Can you remember a divisibility rule to help?

How many candies will each cousin get? Show all your work.

Activity Set 4

Division Problems (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Solve the division problems below. For each one, complete the ratio table first. Then you can solve the problem using only numbers, or you can use sketches and numbers together. You can also add more entries to the ratio table if you want to. The first problem has been done for you as an example.
XFactor (Source: https://playwithyourmath.com/)
To make an 8factor graph:
Visual Pattern (Source: visualpatterns.org)
Below is a pattern of squares in stages 13 below.

Draw what you think stage 4 might look like.

Draw or describe what you think stage 10 might look like.

Label how many squares are in each stage.

Activity Set 5

Fractions of Wholes (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Find the products.
Story Problem (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Six friends had lunch together and decided to split the bill evenly.

If the bill was $48.60, what was each person’s share? Show your work.

After tax and tip, the bill totaled $63.00. What was each person’s share? Show your work.
Rectangular Prism (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Fill in the dimensions of this box: _______ × _______ × _______

Activity Set 6

PingPong Balls (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Piper brought this box of pingpong balls to practice.

How many pingpong balls does the box hold if one pingpong ball fits in a 1 unit x 1 unit x 1 unit space?

How much cardboard does it take to make the box?
Multiplying Fractions to Make a Whole Number (Source: https://www.openmiddle.com/)
Using the digits 1 to 9, at most one time each, place a digit in each box to make a whole number product.
Straight Cuts (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
What is the maximum number of pieces you can divide a circular pizza into with 4 cuts? (All cuts must be distinct straight lines from one point on the edge of the pizza to another point on the edge of the pizza, and you may not move the pizza slices.)

Activity Set 7

Agree or Disagree? (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
For each problem, write whether you agree or disagree. Then explain your thinking using numbers, words, and/ or labeled sketches.

The track at the high school is 400 meters. After she ran 6 times around the track, Isuko said she’d gone more than 2 kilometers.

Mr. Madison needs 175 granola bars for the 5th grade field trip. The bars come in boxes of 10. He’ll need to buy 17 boxes to have enough.

There are 46 kids in the AfterSchool Club. Today they’re going to the pool at the Community Center. If each minivan can take 6 kids, they’ll need 8 minivans for all the kids.
Balanced Scales (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
All the scales shown are perfectly balanced. What is the weight of one triangle?
Noticing (Source: https://samedifferentimages.wordpress.com/)
On a piece of paper, make two columns. In one column, list the things that are the same in this picture, and in the other column, list the things that are different.

Activity Set 8

Which One Doesn’t Belong? (Source: wodb.ca)
Choose a number in this picture that you don’t think belongs with the rest. Explain why. Can you pick another number and give a different reason?
Subtracting Numbers to Get Close to Zero (Source: https://www.openmiddle.com/)
Using the digits 19, subtract two numbers to get a difference closest to 0.
Rounding (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Fill in the table to round numbers to the nearest ten, one, tenth, and hundredth.
Round to the Nearest:

Ten

One

Tenth

Hundredth

506.308





715.071





80.916






Activity Set 9

A Strobogrammatic Number (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
A strobogrammatic number is one where (with certain fonts) the number looks the same when rotated 180 degrees (an example is shown above, the year 1961). The possible digits are 0, 1, 6, 8, and 9.
When is the next year (after 2020) that will be strobogrammatic?
Ratio Tables (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Maria is planning to make friendship bracelets to sell at the farmers’ market. Each bracelet costs $1.25 to make. Use the ratio table to show your strategy for finding the cost to make 19 bracelets.
Number of Bracelets

1









Cost ($)

1.25









The cost to make 19 bracelets is _____________.
Use the ratio table to show your strategy for finding how many bracelets Maria can make for $126.25.
Number of Bracelets

1









Cost ($)

1.25









Maria can make ___________ bracelets for $126.25.
Visual Pattern (Source: visualpatterns.org)
Below is a pattern of sunflowers in steps 13 below.

Draw what you think step 4 might look like.

Draw or describe what you think step 10 might look like.

Label how many sunflowers are in each stage.

Activity Set 10

Evaluating Expressions (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Evaluate each of the following.

6 × (5 × 12) = ____

(18 × 13) + (2 × 13) = ____

(75 ÷ 3) × 10 = ____

(117 × 4) − (7 × 4) = ____
Valentine’s Day (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Billy made 60 cards to give away on Valentine’s Day.
Help Billy figure out how many cards he will give to his family, his teachers, and his friends. Show your work.

If Billy gives 1/3 of his cards to his family, how many cards does Billy give his family?

If Billy gives 1/4 of his cards to his teachers, how many cards does Billy give his teachers?
Mobile (Source: https://solveme.edc.org/Mobiles.html)
What is the value of the square? The crescent?

Activity Set 11

Fractions of Wholes (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
True or False?
Paintings (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Vivian loves to paint in the evenings after school. She is working on three paintings. She needs 4 brushes, 3 canvases, and 12 small tubes of paint. Brushes cost $0.75 each, canvases cost $5.99 each, and tubes of paint costs $1.89 each.

Write an expression to determine Vivian’s cost, then solve the problem.

Help Vivian determine the average cost per painting. Write an expression and then solve the problem.
Multiplying Fractions(Source: https://www.openmiddle.com/)
Using the digits 1 to 9 at most once each time, fill the boxes to make the greatest possible product.

Activity Set 12

Beat the Calculator (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Jamal is playing Beat the Calculator: Fractions. Help Jamal solve the following problems. Show your work.
Comparing Fractions (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
Which fraction is largest? Explain how you made your decision.
Counting (Source: mathforlove.org)
How many do you see? What did you count? How did you count them?

Activity Set 13

Puzzle (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
Place only a + or  in every ⮹ to make the equation true.
2 ⮹ 3 ⮹ 5 ⮹ 6 = 10
Which One Doesn’t Belong? (http://wodb.ca/)
Choose one graph in this picture that you don’t think belongs with the rest. Explain why. Can you pick another graph and give a different reason?
Visual Pattern (Source: visualpatterns.org
Below is a pattern of circles in stages 13 below. Draw what you think stage 4 might look like. Label how many circles are in each stage.

Activity Set 14

Fractions Practice (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
True or False?
Madison and Noah are reading new books from the library. Noah has read 3/8 of his book, which has 72 pages. Madison has read 3/5 of her book, which has 55 pages. Who has read more pages? How do you know? Show your work.
Puzzle (Source: https://www.solvemoji.com/)
What is the value of the last row?
Practice (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Complete the box challenges.
Find the product of each.

Activity Set 15

Using a Ratio Table (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Fill in the ratio table for 23.
Solve these two division problems using the ratio table above. You can add to the ratio table if you want to.
Would You Rather (Source: https://www.wouldyourathermath.com/)
Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.
LCM (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Find the least common multiple of each pair of numbers.
Rewrite each pair of fractions with a common denominator. (Use the least common multiples above to help.) Then use a <, >, or = to compare them in two expressions.

Activity Set 16

Fraction Multiplication Models (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Use the grid to model and solve each combination. Remember to outline a rectangle to represent the whole first.
Circle the picture that best represents each equation. Then solve the equation.
Dividing Whole Numbers With A Decimal Quotient
(Source: https://www.openmiddle.com/)
Using the digits 1 to 9 at most one time each, place a digit in each box to make a true statement.
Word Problems (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Betsy has $14.25 and her brother has $16.00. They want to buy two water guns that cost $12.99 each and a bag of water balloons that costs $4.79.

Do they have enough money? If so, how much money will they have left over? If not, how much more money do they need? Show your work.

If Betsy earns another $6, will they have enough money to buy two water guns and two bags of water balloons? Show your work.

Activity Set 17

Matching Equations to Stories (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Circle the equation that matches each story problem. Then fill in the correct answer.

Alexus and her 2 sisters picked 48 strawberries and shared them equally. How many strawberries did each girl get?

Miguel is making valentines. It takes 12 of a sheet of paper for each valentine, and Miguel wants to make 26 valentines. How many sheets of paper will he need?

Ling and her mother are making dumplings. It takes 34 of an ounce of meat for each dumpling, and they are going to make 36 dumplings. How many ounces of meat will they need?
More Likely (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
Which of these statements about John is more likely to be true?
The “100” Game (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
Edgar and Beatrix are playing the "100" game, with the following rules:

The first player picks any number from 1 to 7.

After that, the players take turns adding a value from 1 to 7 to the previous number.

The first player to reach 100 (or exceed it) loses.

Activity Set 18

Puzzle (Source: https://brilliant.org/)
If we replace each ⮹ with a +, −, ×, or ÷, can we make this equation true?
8 ⮹ 4 ⮹ 2 ⮹ 12 ⮹ 4 = 3
Which One Doesn’t Belong? (http://wodb.ca/)
Choose one graph in this picture that you don’t think belongs with the rest. Explain why. Can you pick another graph and give a different reason?
Visual Pattern (Source: visualpatterns.org
Below is a pattern of circles in stages 13 below. Draw what you think stage 4 might look like. Label how many circles are in each stage.

Activity Set 19

Mobile (Source: https://solveme.edc.org/Mobiles.html/)
What is the value of the crescent?
Multiplication Problems (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Solve each multiplication problem, and give the answer as a mixed number. Show all your work.
Write a story problem for one of the problems above.
Operating with Fractions & Whole Numbers (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Solve each of the story problems below. For each problem:

Choose and circle one of the numbers in parentheses, depending on how challenging you want the problem to be.

Write an expression to represent your problem.

Use numbers, labeled visual models, or words to solve the problem and explain your strategy.

Complete the sentence below with your solution to the problem.

Activity Set 20

More Practice (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Solve each of the multiplication problems below. For each:

Divide the dimensions of each square so that you can represent each fraction as a dimension of a rectangle.

Draw and label the dimensions and area, and write the answer.

Write the problem and answer in words.
Puzzle (Source: https://www.solvemoji.com/)
What is the value of the last row?
Fraction Multiplication Models (Source: mathlearningcenter.org)
Use the grids to model and solve each combination. Be sure to label your sketch and write the answer for each problem.

Distance Learning Optional Resources for 5th Grade

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