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Math Projects (Grades 3-5)



Math Projects
offer a great way to develop problem solving skills while linking your curriculum with real world situations and applications of math skills and concepts. Choose one a month to use as a homework project or set aside some class time on a regular basis for students to work on projects collaboratively. Either way you will be providing opportunities for students to solve real life problems while applying key math concepts and skills.


This resource contains 39 Math Projects for students in Grades 3-5. All projects are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Each project includes a student-friendly rubric to provide students with a clear understanding of expectations.

The following Math Projects are included:

  • Everyday Arrays (3.OA.1, 3.OA.3)
  • Exploring Area (3.MD.6, 3.MD.7)
  • Farmer Brown (3.MD8)
  • How Far Did it Fly? (3.MD.4)
  • A Multiplication and Division Book (3.OA.1, 3.OA.2, 3.OA.7)
  • Collective Noun Word Problems (3.OA3, 3.OA7)
  • Planning a Birthday Party (3.NBT.2, 3.OA.7, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5)
  • Build a Marble Run (3.MD.4, 4.MD.6)
  • A Family Outing (3.MD.3, 3.OA.7, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5)
  • Tallest Buildings of the World (3.MD.3, 4.MD.1)
  • A Family Pet (3.NBT.2, 3.MD.3, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7)
  • Longest Bridges of the World (3.MD.3, 4.MD.1)
  • A Class Pizza Party (3.MD.3, 3.OA.7, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5)
  • Geometry in Your Neighborhood (4.G.1, 4.G.2)
  • Designing a Town Map (4.G.1, 4.G.2) 
  • Choose a Number (4.OA.3, 4.OA.4)
  • Tessellation Design (4.G.1, 4.MD.7)
  • Temperatures Across the World (4.MD.2)
  • Design a Playground (4.MD.3)
  • Design a Mini Golf Course (4.MD.6, 4.G.1)
  • Let's Go Fly a Kite (4.MD.6, 4.G.1)
  • Planning a Vacation (4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7)
  • Build Your Dream Home (4.MD.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7)
  • Adjusting a Recipe (4.NF.4, 5.NF.7)
  • Feeding a Family (4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7)
  • A Class Picnic (4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7)
  • A Thanksgiving Dinner (4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7)
  • Paint Your Bedroom (4.MD.3, 4.NBT.4)
  • Posting a Birthday Gift (4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7)
  • Comparing Volumes of Cereal Boxes (5.MD.5)
  • Design a Mini City (4.G.1, 5.MD.5b)
  • Coordinate Plane Picture (5.G.1, 5.G.2)
  • A Bake Sale (5.NBT.5, 5.NF.4)
  • Design a Math Game (standards vary based on focus selected)
  • Create a Math Story Book (standards vary based on focus)
  • Famous Mathematicians of the Past 
  • Math Tic-Tac-Toe (standards vary based on focus selected)
  • Math Review Poster (standards vary based on focus selected)


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