Saint Patrick’s Day Project Based Learning – 5th Grade Math Word Problems



Leprechaun Tricks Gameboard Project Based Learning – 5th Grade

⭐Your students are going to love creating their own Leprechaun Tricks board game. And since this project based learning activity is extremely low-prep, your going to love how easy it is to get your students engaged in practicing 5th grade math skills. Students practice solving word problems with equations and multi-step word problems while they create their own St. Patrick’s Day themed board game. The printable PDF has everything you need for your students to enjoy this PBL activity. Just print and go!


Standards Addressed:

  • 5.NF.A.2 Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers.
  • 5.NF.B.6 Solve real-world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
  • 5.NF.B.7.C Solve real-world problems involving division of unit fractions by non-zero whole numbers and division of whole numbers by unit fractions, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
  • 5.MD.A.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.


Key Features:

✏️ Printable Format – Printable PDF format makes this resource perfect for hands-on classroom fun.


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


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


What’s Included?

  1. Teacher Directions & Standards Addressed
  2. Student Directions
  3. Background Information (solving word problems with equations and multi-step word problems anchor charts, keywords anchor charts)
  4. Practice Solving Word Problems
  5. Create a Board Game! (using a given board and game rules)
  6. Design Your Own Board Game (using a blank template for the entire game)
  7. Self-Reflection & Evaluation
  8. Answer Key

*Please Note: This PBL is print only!


Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 2nd3rd, and 4th Grade versions!


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