Fifth Grade Math Activities

No matter what area of math is your focus, our activities allow kids to approach concepts in a hands-on way. From activities that focus on measurement to card games that highlight fractions, decimals, and percents, we have a wide range of options. Even better, your kid will hardly realize that he's mastering key skills that will provide him with a strong foundation for higher level math. Whether you're hoping to practice measurement or introduce some geometry basics, our activities are the perfect way to infuse a little fun into math practice. Browse our fifth grade activities to find more exciting projects for your child.

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Here's a simple, fun activity which will save you time and reinforce your child's math skills along the way.
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Does your fifth grader need a study buddy for geometry? Forget about a tutor. Help him make his own geometry dictionary!
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One way to "trick" your child into getting extra practice with one-step equations is to play a variation of the classic game, tic tac toe.
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Here's a hands-on activity that helps your child understand the concept of "circumference."
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Make environmentally friendly, chemical-free toothpaste using one of the most common, inexpensive pantry staples in the American kitchen: baking soda.
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Challenge your kid to use his knowledge about percentages in this fun game. Just roll the dice and race to calculate the percentage.
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Here's a fun, geometric puzzle activity that will capture your child's interest and strengthen his number awareness and graphing skills.
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This activity with add some fun and education to long car trips. Perfect for family vacations!
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When you're studying the Mayflower, numbers can be an important part of the history...and a great chance to practice elementary math!
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Here are three activities you can do at home and around town to bring algebra into your daily lives.
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For a fun activity that takes the dull out of decimals, show you child how to gain a better understanding of decimals...as dollar amounts!
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Increase your child's confidence in interpreting bar graphs and throw a little candy into the mix to sweeten the learning process.
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Have your child observe, measure and record the amount of space objects occupy, and you'll have an inside space explorer on your hands in no time!
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Here's a fun at-home activity that will help your child strengthen math skills using high and low temperature data, and become a master temperature tracker!
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By using your child's own activity schedule, you can strengthen his understanding of elapsed time, and get him organized along the way!
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Instead of loading up on mayonnaise based potato salad, your child can whip up something healthier: German potato salad!
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Want a sugar-sculpted house, just like Hansel and Gretel found? Make a miniature version in this sweet geometry activity.
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Are you looking for a fun game that will keep your child on his toes? Try introducing him to Water Tag.
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These homemade juggling balls are super simple to make and are a blast to play with. Not to mention, they're great practicing hand-eye coordination.
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To help your child turn a critical eye to his own school performance, and motivate him to take responsibility, make a progress portfolio!

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