5th Grade Math Centers

This page provides sample 5th Grade Geometry Centers from our 5
th Grade Math Centers eBook.  Try out the samples listed in blue under each Common Core State Standard or download the 5th Grade Math Centers eBook and have all the 5th Grade Number, Geometry, Measurement and Data Centers you’ll need for the entire school year in one convenient digital file.  With over 170 easy-prep, engaging centers this resource will simplify your lesson planning and make hands-on math instruction an integral part of your classroom.
Teaching in a state that is implementing their own specific math standards?  Download our 5th Grade Correlations document for cross-referenced tables outlining the alignment of each state's standards with the CCSS-M, as well as the page numbers in our 5th Grade Math Centers eBook related to each standard.

Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems

5.G.A.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the conventions that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).

Coordinate Grid Geoboards
Coordinate Grid Tangram

Literature Link: The Fly on the Ceiling

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5.G.A.2 Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.

How Many Equivalent Fractions?
How Many Pages?

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Coordinate Grid Geoboards
Constructing Quadrilaterals
Build and Classify Cards

Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties

5.G.B.3 Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles. 

Triangles on the Geoboard (V. 1)
Naming Quadrilaterals
Quadrilateral Criteria

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5.G.B.4 Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.

Quadrilateral Hierarchy

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Coordinate Plane Mystery Pictures
Coordinate Plane Clip Art
2D and 3D Shapes Clip Art
Volume Clip Art