Mr. Jones' Room

1st-4th Math Coach Constantly Searching for New Ideas

5th & 6th Grade Math Filing Cabinet


Tape Diagrams

5th Grade

5.OA.A (1-2) – Write and interpret numerical expressions. 

Where Can We Visit? (NRICH)

Make 100 (NRICH)

Watch Out for Parentheses (Illustrative Mathematics)

Visual Patterns 

Bowling for Numbers (Illustrative Mathematics)

Using Operations and Parentheses (Illustrative Mathematics)

Words to Expressions (Illustrative Mathematics)

Video Game Scores (Illustrative Mathematics)

Comparing Products (Illustrative Mathematics)

Seeing Is Believing (Illustrative Mathematics)

Beads Under The Clouds (Teresa Emmert)

Cinema Problem (NRICH)

5.OA.B (3) – Analyze patterns and relationships. 

Picturing Factors in Different Orders (Illustrative Mathematics)

Two Runners (NCTM)

5. NBT.A (1-4)- Understand the place value system. 

Repetitiously (NRICH)

Multiply and Conquer (NCTM)

Largest Product (NRICH)

How Do You Write A Check? (Robert Kaplinsky)

5.NBT.B (5-7) – Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths. 

Where Can We Visit? (NRICH)

Make 100 (NRICH)

Prison Escape (Robert Kaplinsky)

Number Line Dancing (NCTM)

Getting the Point With Blocks (NCTM)

Is it Cheaper to Pay Monthly or Annually (Robert Kaplinsky)

Hanging By a Hair (Graham Fletcher)

5.NF.A (1-2) – Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.

The Greedy Algorithm (NRICH)

Keep it Simple (NRICH)

Egyptian Fractions (NRICH)

Fractions Jigsaw (NRICH)

Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow (NRICH)

Ben’s Game (NRICH)

5.NF.B (3-7) – Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions.

A Meter of Candy (NCTM)

Eggsactly – Dozen (NCTM)

Eggsactly – Dozen and a Half (NCTM)

Eggsactly – Equivalent (NCTM)

Post Office Numbers (NCTM)

Describing Designs (NCTM)

Virtual Pattern Blocks (NCTM)

Fractions With Pattern Blocks (NCTM)

Fraction Feud (NCTM)

Paper Cuts (101qs – Andrew Stadel)

How Tall is Mini-Me? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Where Are The Cookies? (Teresa Emmert)

Sports Numbers (NCTM)

Class Attributes (NCTM)

Ratios and Dilutions (NRICH)

Oil, Oil Everywhere (NCTM)

A Brownie Bake (NCTM)

Triathlon and Fitness (NRICH)

How Much Dew? (Graham Fletcher)

5.MD.A (1) – Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system.

Minutes And Days (Illustrative Mathematics)

How Fast Can You Throw a Baseball? (Robert Kaplinsky)

What’s a Typhoon? (Yummy Math)

The Slow Forty (Dan Meyer)

How Big are Sunspots? (Robert Kaplinsky)

5.MD.B (2) – Represent and interpret data. 

Aluminum Cans (NCTM)

5.MD. C (3-5) – Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.

Multiplying Numbers in Any Order (Illustrative Mathematics)

How Big of a Problem are Cigarette Butts? (Robert Kaplinsky)

How Big is the 2010 Guatemalan Sinkhole? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Box of Clay (Illustrative Mathematics)

Cari’s Aquarium (Illustrative Mathematics)

How Much Money is That? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Got Cubes? (Graham Fletcher)

The Fish Tank (Graham Fletcher)

5.G.A (1-2) – Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems. 

Rescue Mission Game (NCTM)

Battleship (Illustrative Mathematics)

Eight Hidden Squares (NRICH)

Every Beat of Your Heart (NCTM)

The Soup Spot (NCTM)

5.G.B (3-4) – Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties. 

Trying Out Tangrams (NCTM)

Property Chart (NRICH)

What Does It Take to Construct a Triangle? (NCTM)

Rectangles and Parallelogram (NCTM)

Getting to Know the Shapes (NCTM)


State Population Projections (NCTM)

National Population Projection (NCTM)


6th Grade

6.RP.A (1-3) – Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems

Do Hybrid Cars Pay for Themselves? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Which Carrots Should You Buy? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Which Ticket is the Best Deal? (Robert Kaplinsky)

How Much Does the Aluminum  Foil Prank Cost? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Do Car Companies Give Some Countries Better Warranties? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Can You Earn $10/Hour Selling Lemonade? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Which Peanuts are the Best Deal? (Robert Kaplinsky)

One Rod Tall (Fawn Nguyen)

Security Camera (MARS)

The Pluto Files (Emergent Math)

Sharing Costs: Traveling to School (MARS)

Leaky Faucet (Dan Meyer)

Rope Jumper (Graham Fletcher)

Sugar Packets (Dan Meyer)

Bone Collector (Dan Meyer)

Amazon Discount (Dan Meyer)

Print Job (Dan Meyer)

Speed of Light (Dan Meyer)

Partial Product (Dan Meyer)

Shower Vs. Bath (Dan Meyer)

Super Bear (Dan Meyer)

Coke Vs. Sprite (Dan Meyer)

Nana’s Chocolate Milk (Dan Meyer)

Usain Bolt (Dan Meyer)

Pain Relief (Dan Meyer)

Split Time (Dan Meyer)

Neptune (Dan Meyer)

Finals Week (Dan Meyer)

Nana’s Paint Mix-Up (Dan Meyer)

6.NS.A (1) – Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions

The Kool-Aid Kid (Graham Fletcher)

Cross Totals (MARS)

Unit Conversions (Firefighter Math)

6.NS.B (2-4) – Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples 

Smallest & Largest (Fawn Nguyen)

New-Tritional Info (Mathalicious)

Year of the Horse (Yummy Math)

Factor Dominoes (Malke Rosenfeld)

Geared Up (Graham Fletcher)

Shipping Routes (Dan Meyer)

6.NS.C (5-7) – Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers

Weather Extremes (Yummy Math)

What Rides Can You Go On? (Robert Kaplinsky)

6.EE.A (1-4) – Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions

Story Math (Malke Rosenfeld)

Watch Out for Parentheses (Illustrative Mathematics)

Rectangle Perimeter (Illustrative Mathematics)

Laws of Arithmetic (MARS)

Log Ride (Illustrative Mathematics)

6.EE.B (5-8) – Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities

Pennies to Heaven (Illustrative Mathematics)

Firefighter Allocation (Illustrative Mathematics)

Morning Walk (Illustrative Mathematics)

Fishing Adventures (Illustrative Mathematics)

Life Sized Human Graphing (I Speak Math)

6.EE.C (9) – Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables 

Chocolate Bar Sales (Illustrative Mathematics)

6.G.A (1-4) – Solve real-world mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume

How Much Does the Paint on a Spaceship Weigh? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Security Camera (MARS)

Computing Volume Progression 1 (Illustrative Mathematics)

Computing Volume Progression 2 (Illustrative Mathematics)

Computing Volume Progression 3 (Illustrative Mathematics)

Computing Volume Progression 4 (Illustrative Mathematics)

Hierarchy of Hexagons (Chris Danielson)

Burn Area & Perimeter (Firefighter Math)

Banana Bread (Illustrative Mathematics)

Smoothie Box (MARS)

Candle Box (MARS)

Bubble Wrap (Dan Meyer)

Designing: Candy Cartons (MARS)

How Much Money is THAT? (Robert Kaplinsky)

Square Tile Pyramid – 3 Act (Me)

Dollar Wall (Dan Meyer)

6.SP.A (1-3) – Develop understanding of statistical variability

Buttons: Statistical Questions (Illustrative Mathematics)

Suzi’s Company (MARS)

Mean, Median, Mode, Range (MARS)

Puppy Weights (Illustrative Mathematics)

Candy Bars (Illustrative Mathematics)

6.SP.B (4-5) – Summarize and describe distributions

Electoral College (Illustrative Mathematics)



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