• 5th Grade Number ActivitiesThe tables below provide examples of 5th Grade Number Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. These activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking.

    All 5th grade number activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings. 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 the 5th grade number activities listed are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader

    Operations and Algebraic Thinking
    • Write and interpret numerical expressions.
    • Analyze patterns and relationships.

    Number and Operations in Base Ten

    • Understand the place value system.
    • Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

    Number and Operations—Fractions

    • Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.
    • Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

    Measurement and Data

    • Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.
    • Represent and interpret data.
    • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.


    • Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
    • Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties.

    Mathematical Practices

    1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    4. Model with mathematics.
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attend to precision.
    7. Look for and make use of structure.
    8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning