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5th Grade Math Project! Project based learning! Differentiated math enrichment project! Learn about geography and countries around the world while solving math problems aligned to the standards! Great for distance learning! Digital version included compatible with Google Drive!


Math Around the World is a great way to keep your students engaged as they practice and apply their fifth-grade math skills and strategies! This project is a great end-of-the-year cumulative project! It also works well as a back-to-school project for sixth grade students to review fifth grade skills! This project is also great for distance learning and includes a digital version of each level, compatible with Google Drive.

Students can work on it independently or with a partner! Students can work on the entire project, or they can pick their favorite destination and start at that country! Students can do the project in order, or they can do the four stops in any order they would like. You can have students do one country per day, or per week to extend the project even further! Each country is full of challenging math story problems and tasks, designed to extend student thinking. This can also be tied to social studies standards for fifth grade, and you can make it into a research project to extend student engagement more!


In this project, students will “travel” to four different countries. In the first part of the project, they will plan their trip and calculate mileage. At each country stop they will learn about local cuisine by solving problems related to a local recipe. Then they will solve engaging math story problems and tasks related to real facts, tourist spots and history about each country!


The countries included in this project are Germany, India, Ghana and Peru. Each country includes three pages of story problems (10 total story problems), and the trip planning section also includes 10 story problems. For a total of 15 pages (50 engaging application problems).

This project is differentiated and includes two levels. Both levels are aligned to standards, 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7, 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.6, 5.NF.B.7 & 5.MD.A.1. Level 2 is also aligned to 6.NS.B.2 & 6.NS.B.3.

Below is a description of each level:

  • Level 1: Decimal addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Most decimals to tenths with a few decimals to hundredths. Whole number multiplication and division up to four digits. Multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. Fraction multiplication and subtraction with friendly denominators, dividing by unit fractions included. Measurement conversion included. Most problems are multi-step, with some single-step problems included.
  • Level 2: Decimal addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with decimals to hundredths. Whole number multiplication and division, with numbers larger than three-digit by four-digit factors, and dividends larger than 4-digits. Multiplying and dividing by powers of ten. Fraction multiplication and subtraction with more challenging denominators, dividing by unit fractions included. Measurement conversion included. All problems are multi-step.


The project includes 30 pages of rigorous, real-world math application problems (30 printable pages and 30 digital pages)! A really fun project to get your students engaged in applying the skills they’ve learned in fifth grade math and to help prepare them for sixth grade math!


The project opens as a ZIP file and includes a printable PDF version of each level (with answer key) and a digital version of each level in Power Point form which is compatible with Google Slides/Google Drive.

5th Grade Math Enrichment Project | Math Around the World

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