Word Problems Involving Time I (Grade 5)

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Help your students understand time! These word problems involving time require students to add or subtract hours and minutes. Students must remember that hours are based on units of 60 rather than 10. And answer key is included.

This worksheet includes several FutureFit Extension Activities that highlight 21st Century skills like critical thinking, service mentality, and creativity. These FutureFit Extension Activities are designed to reinforce the concepts included in the worksheet activity while integrating real-world skills. They can be used as in-class independent practice or group activities, or assigned for take-home or independent work.

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(10-15 minutes, print off movie times for children’s movie at local theater):
Ask students to choose a children’s movie from the movie listings. Have them plan what time they would need to leave their home to arrive in the theater in time to purchase tickets, stop at the restroom, grab a snack and be ready for the show with time to spare. This will involve planning how long it takes for all these activities (including travel time) and back-tracking from the show’s start time.


(5-10 minutes, “I have Who Has Time for 5th Grade”):
Use the “I Have Who Has Time for 5th Grade” printable worksheet to practice time telling skills and listening. Pass all the cards out to the students (some students may need two cards). It is important to use all the cards in the set. After the cards are passed out, choose a student to start, and read the card aloud. After the student reads the question at the bottom (“Who has…?), then the student with the correct answer will respond with the answer. If the answer is correct, the 2nd student will then read his or her question, and the activity continues until it reaches the first student again.

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Fifth Grade Math Made Easy
Fifth Grade Math Made Easy

These workbooks have been compiled and tested by a team of math experts to increase your child's confidence, enjoyment, and success at school. Fifth Grade Math Made Easy provides practice at all the major topics for Grade 5 with emphasis on addition and subtraction of fractions and decimals. It includes a review of Grade 4 topics, including Times Tables practice. Learn how the workbook correlates to the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.

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