5th Grade Project Based Learning Math Activities – Back To School Math PBL Games



5th Grade Math Project Based Learning – Back to School

Make back to school time fun and engaging with project based learning math activities! This jam-packed 5th grade math resource is filled with math PBL games and activities centered around a back to school theme. Students will engage in a variety of problem-solving activities that are Common Core math standards based. Additional challenge activities will engage students and help develop further understanding of math concepts and skills. Print and digital versions are provided to help meet the needs of various classrooms!


Key Features of 5th Grade Project Based Learning Math Activities:

✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.


✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills.


✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high-performing students while making the resource accessible to your on-level and below-level students.


5th Grade Back To School Math PBL Games Includes: 

  • Teacher Directions & Standards Addressed
  • Student Directions
  • Seating Chart (Geometry & Fractions)
  • Class Schedule (Time)
  • School Supplies (Word Problems)
  • Pencil Lengths (Measurement and Line Plots)
  • Textbooks (Word Problems)
  • Challenge #1: Backpack Weights (Measuring Mass, Decimals)
  • Challenge #2: Lunch Time (Geometric Shapes, Money, and Decimals)
  • Self-Reflection & Evaluation
  • Answer Key


Take a closer look at what this Project Based Learning looks like in this video preview.


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 4th Grade version!


Standards Covered In 5th Grade Project Based Learning Math Activities:

  • 5.NF.A.1 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.
  • 5.NBT.B.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • 5.NBT.B.6 Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors.
  • 5.NBT.B.7 Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths.
  • 5.MD.A.1 Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.
  • 5.MD.B.8 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit.
  • 5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.


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