# Grade 5 Math at Home

Welcome! We’ll update this page every weekday with a new math activity. Many of the activities will be fun and worthwhile for students of all ages so that you can do them as a family. The following day, we’ll share examples of how other people did the activity so you can check your work and stretch your thinking.

• multiplying and dividing multi-digit whole numbers in many ways

• solving story problems involving fractions and decimals

• finding the volume of cubes and other rectangular prisms

We’ll also do a lot of work with measurement and geometry, too!

## Math & Game Tools

DIY spinners, origami dice, and more!

# Activity of the Day

Check the archive to see past activities with sample solutions.

## Math in Our World: Boxes Everywhere

We’ve received a lot of deliveries lately, and we have a lot of cardboard boxes around. Quinn and Trix have been building sculptures by taping two or more boxes together. Then they discuss which boxes hold the most.

Here are the boxes we have in our house now. I measured them so the kids could figure out which combinations of boxes create the largest volume.

1. What do you notice? What do you wonder?

1. Show what is happening using pictures, models, or numbers.

### How could you get started?

1. Sketch and label the dimensions of the boxes.

2. Start with box 1, and find its volume. First, find the base by multiplying the length times the width. Then, multiply the base times the height.

### Challenge

1. Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?

### Follow-Up

1. Do you have empty boxes around? Measure their dimensions and find their volumes. Are any of your boxes larger than our biggest box?

2. What can you build by combining those boxes? What’s the volume of the combined structure?

## Activities of the Day

Want more Activities of the Day? Check out the archive for past activities, including sample responses.

## Practice Pages

Collections of practice pages organized by math skill. In English and Spanish with answer keys.

## Online Games

Digital math games to play independently or together online.

## Family Games

Math games for families to play together at home with materials and tools easily made, downloaded, or found online.

## Behind the Scenes

A special message to you!