Interactive Resources and Lessons for Math Instruction Grade Five

General Grade Level Sites With Many Resources:

AAA Math - 5th grade This page will take you to concepts for 5th grade math. Customize it to meet you needs by clicking on the grade level links below AAA Math to make skills easier or more difficult.

BBC Learning - Maths  Interactive experiences in math with a British twist.

Illuminations This site sponsored by NCTM has wonderful lessons, interactive sites, and more!

Internet4Classrooms-Math Skills Grade 5 Many links can be found here to resources for 5th grade math. Internet4Classrooms-

Interactive Math Skill Builders Grade 5 These interactive sites will allow students to build 5th grade math skills.

The Math Forum: Teacher's Exchange This site offers professional development, Ask Dr. Math:an online question and answer resource, and more.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives Click on the link for grades 3-5 to find appropriate skills to practice.

PBS Teacher Resources-Grade 5 Check out these resources provided by public television.

Shodor-Online Activities This is a popular set of interactive online materials for math and science education - for grades 3 through 12.

Thinkfinity This is a wonderful site with access to lesson plans, interactive learning experiences, Internet sites and more.

Data, Statistics, and Probability:

Accessing and Investigating Data Using the World Wide Web Data sets available on the Internet are valuable resources for studying real data to address questions that interest students.

Bar Chart Create a bar chart showing quantities or percentages by labeling columns and clicking on values.

Bar Graphs and Line Graphs This interactive site has students choose the best type of graph to represent data.

The Beat of Your Heart These activities emphasize the connections between science and mathematics by using a performance, or authentic, assessment format. Students have the opportunity to explore applications involving their own heart.

Collecting, Representing, and Interpreting Data Using Spreadsheets and Graphing Software: Collecting and Examining Weather Data Spreadsheets and graphing software are tools for organizing, representing, and comparing data. This activity illustrates how weather data can be collected and examined using these tools.

Dealing with Data in the Elementary SchoolThis project-based unit on statistics furnishes a vehicle for problem solving through real-world data collection and analysis. Students use the mean, mode and median to analyze their data and use graphs to represent their findings.

Exploring Data This site offers resources such as lessons, websites, and and data sets.

Food CourtStudents conduct surveys and represent data in a variety of ways. They also find and compare measures of center. This unit includes four lessons centered around a food court, where students create and use menus in a meaningful way.

Illuminations-Web Links-Data and Statistics An amazing page with links to many resources.

Making Bar GraphsThis is an interactive experience on making bar graphs.

Making Line Graphs This is an interactive experience on making line graphs.

Math Interactives-Statistics and Probability>This interactive mathematics resource allows students to explore and interpret Alberta provincial election results from 1905 to 2004 using a pictograph, line graph, bar graph, circle graph, or data table.

Mathematics and Environmental ConcernsThe activities in these lessons focus on connections between mathematics and environmental concerns. Students participate in activities in which they investigate the data in connection with recyclable materials and develop plans to help the environment.

Mean,Median,Mode This is an interactive experience on mean,median, and mode.

Name Your TuneThe activities in this lesson focuses on studying information displayed in pictographs that report the sales of records, tapes, and compact discs for one week at a music store.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives-Grades3-5-Data Analysis and ProbabilityCheck out these resources for interactive ways to teach data analysis and probability. Look at the link above the activity for parent/teacher for guidance.

Numerical and Categorical Data In this series of three lessons, students formulate questions that can be addressed with numerical and categorical data. They then collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer those questions.

Shodor Interactive Lessons Find lessons with interactive components on statistics by following links in the heading bar.

Songs from the Past In this lesson, students will explore historical songs and analyze lyrics in order to learn about historical times and happenings. Students will be introduced to composers and their music as they explore these historical events. Finally, they will survey family, friends, and neighbors to determine what they know about historical songs, representing the findings in the form of graphs and charts.

Understanding Distance, Speed, and Time RelationshipsIn this activity, students use a software simulation of one runner along a track. Students control the speed and starting point of the runner, watch the race, examine a graph, and analyze the time-versus-distance relationship. This activity helps students understand, describe, and compare situations involving constant rates of change.

Weather WatchersIn this activity, students act as NASA scientists by collecting data to help them predict the weather.

Geometry and Measurement:

 Cylinders and ScaleTo teach students that most things have built-in limits in scale, but that knowing something’s extreme limits of scale can be revealing.

Exploring Properties of Rectangles and Parallelograms Using Dynamic Software The emphasis is on identifying what distinguishes a rectangle from a more general parallelogram.

How Many Triangles Can You Construct? With this lesson,students identify patterns in a geometrical figure (based on triangles) and build a foundation for the understanding of fractals.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives-Grades 3-5-Geometry Check out these resources for interactive ways to teach geometry. Look at the link above the activity for parent/teacher for guidance.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives-Grades 3-5-MeasurementInvestigate these resources for interactive ways to teach measurement. Look at the link above the activity for parent/teacher for guidance.

Math Interactives-Shape and SpaceThis interactive mathematics resource explores the properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons and allows students to classify shapes based on their properties. The resource includes print activities, solutions, learning strategies, and a shape guessing game. There is also a video on classifying quadrilaterals.

Math Interactives-Surface Area and Volume This interactive mathematics resource allows the user to explore the concepts of surface area, volume, 3D shapes, and nets. Shapes include rectangular and triangular prisms; rectangular and triangular pyramids; cylinders; and cones.

Measurement Resources-Elementary LevelThe lessons and materials available here come from a variety of sites and organizations. Some include offers for video or software, and some are lesson plans.

Parking at the MallStudents participate in an activity in which they develop number sense in and around the shopping mall. They develop their skills in determining percents and estimating area.

Perimeter and Area This interactive experience allows student to work on determining perimeter and area.

Playing Golf with AnglesCheck out this interactive game to work with identifying angles.

Polygons and Angles Work on shape identification with this interactive experience.

Scale Drawings and ModelsThis interactive experience allows students to measure objects and work with scales. Shodor Interactive Lessons Click on "Geometry" in the heading bar to find lessons with interactive components on geometry and measurement.

Numbers and Operations:

Illuminations-Numbers and Operations A mind boggling page with an incredible list of links to many resources!

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives-Grades 3-5-Numbers and OperationsCheck out these resources for interactive ways to teach numbers and operations. Look at the link above the activity for parent/teacher for guidance.

Decimals

Decimals A page about decimals as ratios and how they relate to fractions.

Decimals,Fractions,&PercentagesThe site describes a card game that is similar to "war" but instead of using a regular deck of cards, the players use cards that have a mixture of decimals, fractions, and percentages. (The teacher will have to construct the cards.) The teacher can choose to make the game more difficult by not including all three representations of the value on a card.

Fraction Model 1 This tool explores several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. You can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.

Numbers and Language In this unit students will discuss, describe, read, and write about whole numbers to thousands, decimal fractions to hundredths, and common fractions.

Fractions

ConcentrationPlay by yourself or against a friend to form pairs. Match numbers, shapes, fractions, or multiplication facts to equivalent representations.

Decimals,Fractions,&PercentagesThe site describes a card game that is similar to "war" but instead of using a regular deck of cards, the players use cards that have a mixture of decimals, fractions, and percentages. (The teacher will have to construct the cards.) The teacher can choose to make the game more difficult by not including all three representations of the value on a card.

Fraction Model 1 This tool explores several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. You can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.

Help With Fractions This site is a basic tutorial about fractions.

Math Forum-FractionsCheck out these resources from the Math Forum on fractions.

Math Interactives-FractionsThis interactive mathematics resource allows students to explore the pictorial, symbolic, and concrete representations of fractions. Proper and improper fractions, as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions are also investigated.

Numbers and Language In this unit students will discuss, describe, read, and write about whole numbers to thousands, decimal fractions to hundredths, and common fractions.

Who Wants Pizza? A Fun Way to Learn About Fractions This is the site that explains how to work with fractions and provides practice on doing so.

Soccer Shootout This site allows you to work with fractions at three levels and with whole numbers doing addition, subtraction and mulitplication

Multiplication

The Amberweb Tables Tester This site offers multiplication practice at three levels of difficulty.

Are you a Math Magician? Timed practice on two levels on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Basketball Interactive This site will allow students to practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

BBC-Skillswise Times Tables This game is for those who like some sound with their math!

Click on Bricks -Multiplication Facts 1 to 4 Here is a site to strengthen and build mutiplication skills.

Math Cats Explore Multiplication This site offers both interactive and other activities to practice multiplication and division.

Power Football Check out this web page if you want to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division at four different levels.

Percentages

Decimals,Fractions,&PercentagesThe site describes a card game that is similar to "war" but instead of using a regular deck of cards, the players use cards that have a mixture of decimals, fractions, and percentages. (The teacher will have to construct the cards.) The teacher can choose to make the game more difficult by not including all three representations of the value on a card.

Fraction Model 1 This tool explores several representations for fractions using adjustable numerators and denominators. You can see decimal and percent equivalents, as well as a model that represents the fraction.

Math Interactives-PercentagesCombined percentages are introduced in this multimedia mathematics resource. A video illustrates how math is used to analyze plays within a football game.