I decided to create some review math centers. The last week before the holidays can make kids and teachers pretty antsy. I never like going into "filler" mode so I wanted to create something that would be fun, festive, but also give me an idea of which skills my students are still falling behind on. Lo and behold, I created 12 Days of Christmas Math Centers.
My colleague, Mike, made an ADORABLE set of 12 Days of Christmas Clipart
5.OA.2 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
5.NBT.4 Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
#3 - Add decimals - Students use the prices from the page above along with the pictures below. They must add the cost of each of the items in the picture together.
#4 - Subtracting decimals - they subtract the given costs of the two items from each other from the price chart above.
#5 - 5.NBT.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. Word problems in this center involve whole number multiplication.
#6 - Dividing decimals by whole numbers.
Since there are several activities, I will do a few things. I plan on having them work on this over several days. I will also have some students do fewer activities than others. I'm also going to place the activities all around the room and have different groups working on different tasks. I can't wait to see how they enjoy this activity and, more importantly, find out what I'm going to need to re-teach after the holidays.