Grade 5 Mathematics Performance Tasks
These tasks were created by AAESA teachers in conjunction with the Linda Jordan Performance Tasks Series in 2013-14. The tasks below are math-related, and are excellent examples of performance tasks. These tasks have not been peer-reviewed or tested at this time. They are DRAFTS only.
Grade 5 - Planning a Trip
This is a weebly site created by another teacher to house her performance tasks. This task is a 5th grade fractions and decimals task centered around planning a trip to Mackinac Island in Michigan. The use of multiple stimuli and multiple resources is exemplary.
Grade 5 - Party Planning
This is a weebly site created by another teacher to house her performance tasks. This task centers around planning a party. Concepts include operations with decimals.
Grades 5-6 - Insects vs. Humans
In this modeling task, student are asked to think about the number of insects on earth and compare that to the number of humans in various ways using scientific notation.
Grade 5 - The School Bake Sale
This is a weebly site created by another teacher to house her performance tasks. This task centers around the idea of a school bake sale and requires students to read recipes from the web and calculate how much of each ingredient is required to make a certain number of cookies. Concepts include operations with fractions.
Grades 5-6 - Should You Always Believe the News?
This task centers on a news report which discusses the amount of snow and concrete at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, MI. Students are asked to think about the nature of facts, to verify facts given by the newscaster mathematically, and to think about how scientific notation would impact answers.