End Of Year Projects for Math - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Fifth Grade

End Of Year Projects for Math

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
teachinpitt's Avatar
teachinpitt teachinpitt is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 159
Full Member

teachinpitt
 
teachinpitt's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 159
Full Member
End Of Year Projects for Math
Old 05-08-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

As I near the close of my first year in 5th grade, I am looking for ideas to finish the 'math' year with a performance assessment project that requires the students to use much of what they learned in 5th grade math. I have one idea--design and construction of a model baseball stadium--that uses lots of geometry(a long list of required shapes, angles, etc to be in design) , ratios (scale drawings) and multiplication (ticket pricing, revenue forecasts). However, i think i would be starting it too late to finish by June 7.

Anyone know of any other cumulative type projects the kids can do in teams.

End of year excitement, hot rooms, antsy pre-hormonal 11 year olds does not make the standard math text lessons very fun.


teachinpitt is offline   Reply With Quote

babyruth's Avatar
babyruth babyruth is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,646
Senior Member

babyruth
 
babyruth's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,646
Senior Member

Old 05-08-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

What about writing a Geometry Picture Book - or whatever Math topic you choose. There are many cute math picture books that you can read to your kids & then have them be creative and write their own.

Pic books -
http://childrenspicturebooks.info/math/geometry.htm
babyruth is offline   Reply With Quote
fahajj fahajj is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 207
Full Member

fahajj
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 207
Full Member
Board games
Old 05-08-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

In the past I have had my students make file folder games. I gave them the board track and they had to write the questions to go with it.
fahajj is offline   Reply With Quote
WonderWoman78's Avatar
WonderWoman78 WonderWoman78 is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
New Member

WonderWoman78
 
WonderWoman78's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20
New Member
A couple ideas...
Old 05-09-2010, 07:19 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

A summative math ABC book- For every letter of the alphabet they make a page with a term, definition, and picture from skills learned all year.

Probability Game Day- students work with a partner to create an original chance game and have a game day when all projects are completed

Shopping Catalog- cut out items to buy (you might pick a theme) and glue on display to create shopping list. Add total. Slash prices with certain percentages. Translate totals into decimals/fractions

Hope that helps
WonderWoman78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sam5's Avatar
Sam5 Sam5 is offline
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,975
Senior Member

Sam5
 
Sam5's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,975
Senior Member
Math Fair
Old 05-09-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I just did this with my fifth graders. They love it and it is easy for me to organize:
http://www.mathfair.com/


Sam5 is offline   Reply With Quote
GabbyBobcat's Avatar
GabbyBobcat GabbyBobcat is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 61
Junior Member

GabbyBobcat
 
GabbyBobcat's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 61
Junior Member

Old 05-21-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

my co-teacher is doing a math project with her class right now. In groups, the kids come up with a theme for a store to sell items. They bring in paper ads and cut out items for a store, and give each item a price. Then, they have to decide to have a sale in their store, and determine a percentage that will be taken off of each item (and it can't be something easy!). For a Language Arts connection, they have to create an advertisement for the store (either print or television commercial). They're going to use paper money and write checks to "buy" items.

The kids really seem to like it, and I'm sure that there's a lot more that they could do with it, even designing the layout of the store to fit the geometry in
GabbyBobcat is offline   Reply With Quote
CJS87's Avatar
CJS87 CJS87 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 455
Senior Member

CJS87
 
CJS87's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 455
Senior Member
GabbyBobcat
Old 10-04-2016, 05:25 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

That sounds fun! Do you have examples or worksheets I could see?

Thanks!
CJS87 is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Fifth Grade
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:50 PM.

Copyright © 2017 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net