Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 5 resources related to the following standard:
Measurement and Data
Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
1. Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

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This 68-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 5 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-4.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 5
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support fifth grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS), Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) and videos of public lessons and number talks developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students' ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 5 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.
Instructional Strategy, Problem Set, Reference Materials, Video
Grade Level: 5
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This page provides examples of 5th Grade Measurement and Data activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for 5th Grade Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format.
Activity
Grade Level: 5
5
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This Technology Problem of the Week (tPoW) challenges students to compile a spreadsheet that tracks different savings rates across different time spans, and to then use their accounting work to identify the calendar date when those contributions reach the goal of accumulating 1,000,000 pennies. Solve and explain your solution; download hints and answer checks. Also available in Spanish. Free registration is required.
Problem Set
Grade Level: 4, 5
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This Web unit describes a project involving fifth grade students and the areas of the fifth and sixth grade classrooms. Included in the unit are measurement, graphing, computation, data analysis, and presentation of results. The lesson descriptions and extensions, student worksheets and charts, figures, and tables appeared as an article in the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics.
Project, Unit of Instruction
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+
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This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about measurement at the elementary level.
Reference Materials, Community
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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In this interactive simulation students use their measurement and measurement conversion skills to prepare the bamzookis for a race. Students measure in metric units and then convert units to compare to measures in English customary units. In the final stage of the activity learners must combine pieces of tracks measured in different metric lengths to construct a track of 100 meters. Included with this activity is background information on measurement and a short quiz.
Game, Interactive Media
Grade Level: 4, 5
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In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, students must complete several physical activities and monitor their heart rate in order to collect data and make predictions about the effects of exercise on one's heartrate. The lesson includes charts to track data, a graph to display data, suggested questions, and literature resources.
Activity, Lesson Plans
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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This webpage features a STEM investigation developed by teachers Carrie Lewis and Kelly Steele to strengthen understanding of patterns with grade 5 students. After observing and analyzing dance videos, teams of students create their own routines based on numerical patterns. The page includes a downloadable (pdf) lesson plan, student handouts, and teacher tools, and features a 9-minute video describing the project and demonstrating students at work.
Activity, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction, Video
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+
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This activity gives students an opportunity to discuss the quantities involved in statements about measurements or statistics and may involve estimation, calculation and/or research. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included.
Activity
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
4
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