Want to make math instruction effective? Make it fun! Think about ways that students can engage with mathematical ideas and think mathematical thoughts, no matter what their interests are or where they are in their mathematical achievement.
Fun 5th Grade Math Activities
Try these fun math games for 5th graders, along with activities, warm-ups, and lesson plans to promote fun math learning in your classroom. When choosing which activities to offer, we thought not only about standards coverage, but also the need to differentiate and ensure access for all of your students.
Activity 1: Venn Diagram Your Class
Key Objective: Students will reason mentally and talk about their thinking as they find percent by participating in a community building activity involving Venn diagrams.
The Venn diagram is more than a math object. It's a way of organizing ideas that span every subject. Students know it and can talk about it. Here's an activity that makes math real for students and can speak to what's important to them.
- Choose 3 categories that your students would be interested in identifying with, for example "Has Dogs," "Has Cats," and "Has Fish." (You can change these to any three categories your students would like. They don't need to be related for this activity to work, but if they are, it promotes richer discussion.)
- Publicly display a Venn diagram of the categories that the students can interact with.
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