Math Skills – 5th Grade

Note: Students need to be able to apply these skills by creating visuals and solving word problems.


We use:

– Mr. D’s Class Fifth Grade Math iBook

 – Mr D’s Class Math Companion iBook

– Math in Focus textbook

– Mr. D’s Class Problem Solving Math iBook!






eSpark Learning

Math Playground

Fraction Manipulatives

Cuisenaire Rods

Math Frame Manipulatives


Timed Test

Pentominoes Puzzle

Scholastic Pentominoes  – Computer only!

 Math Maven’s Mysteries

Create a Graph

Using a Ruler – Computer Only

Pascal’s Triangle


Math Tools



Problem Solving


– from The Teacher Next Door




Multiplication Math Fact Practice!


Math Playground

Timed Test

Laptop or Desktop Computer Math Games:

Multiplication Fact Songs








Ebook Project



Hopscotch Coding App Tutorials:

Crossy Road:

Geometry Dash:

Subway Skaters:

Quiz Maker:

Falling Bird:

Advanced –  Escape the Room:


Using Java:

Hour of Code:





Our iPad Apps:

5 Dice: Order of Operations Game
Base Ten Blocks
Coop Fractions
Division for Kids
Equivalent Fractions
Fraction Factory
Freddy Fraction

Jumbo Calculator
Long Division Touch
Math Quizzer
Middle School Math

Number Frames
Number Line
Number Pieces
Virtual Manipulatives




Laptop or Desktop Computer Math Games:






Many Microbes

A Petri dish hosts a healthy colony of bacteria. Once a minute every bacterium divides into two. The colony was founded by a single cell at noon. At exactly 12:43 (43 minutes later) the Petri dish was half full.
At what time will the dish be full?

Email Mr. D the answer and win a prize! Please don’t tell anyone about this puzzle, let them find it themselves.


A man buys a horse for $60. He sells the horse for $70. He then buys the horse back for $80. And he sells the horse again for $90. In the end, how much money did the man make or lose? Or did he break even?

Email Mr. D the answer and win a prize! Please don’t tell anyone about this puzzle, let them find it themselves.



Fun Illusions!

Optical Illusions




Problem Solving Strategy – S-CUBED

S – Star the important words

C – Circle the numbers

U – Underline the labels in the question

B – Bracket the question

E – Eliminate extra information

D – Draw a picture



Our Problem Solving Strategies






Platonic Solids:


Perfect Circle freehand:


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