﻿ Elementary (Grades 3 to 5) Math Centers Worksheets
Your students will review basic math operations with the fun games for grade three to grade five students.

#### Your elementary students (grades three through five) will have a blast practicing simple math and introductory geometry with these entertaining class contests. From tic-tac-toe to treasure hunts, budgeting to book reading, each worksheet will have your students racing the clock (or each other) to be the first to complete their assignment and win! Every sheet lists all materials and rules. There is a different activity posted on each worksheet. The best thing to do is read through all the sheets first and then determine which is best for your class.

These ideas are designed to be fun math-related activities that you can engage your students in with low-cost materials. Activities are designed for students in grades 3-5 and require students to interact with each other or get creative while learning relevant concepts.

# Print Elementary (Grades 3 to 5) Math Centers Worksheets

## Great Math Idea #1: Silent Numerical Order

This math activity is designed for 3rd grade or above and asks students to work together in teams to solve basic math problems.

## Great Math Idea #2: Different Methods…OR….Multiple Ways to Arrive at the Same Destination

This math activity is designed for 3rd grade or above and asks students to play a math game requiring them to work together as a team.

## Great Math Idea #3: Listen and Learn

This is a listening activity for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students that requires them to listen to a story about math and then recount what they have learned.

## Great Math Idea #5: Rap It or Write It: Poems or Raps about Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students asks them to create poems about fractions, decimals, or percents. We did skip #4.

## Great Math Idea #6: Order of Operations

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students requires them to create math problems related to the order of operations. You should first teach them the ”Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally” acronym.

## Great Math Idea #7: Eating Out in Class

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students asks them to form teams and order items from restaurant menus while keeping within a specific budget.

## Great Math Idea#8: Multiples

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students is designed to help them understand which numbers are multiples of specific numbers given.

## Great Math Idea #9: Four Basic Operations

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students requires them to break up into teams, write basic math operations on flash cards, and then answer the teacher’s questions quickly in order to gain points.

## Great Math Idea #10: Match Game

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students asks them to write basic math problems on cards where one card has the question and the other card has the answer. Students will interact with each other to match the questions with the answers.

## Great Math Idea #11: Shape Pictionary

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students asks guess certain shapes depicted on cards. They form teams and compete to guess the answer first.

## Great Math Idea #12: More Food for Thought Ratios, Proportions, and Fractions

This math activity designed for 3rd to 5th grade students asks them to use what they know about ratios to determine the ratio for each color jelly bean (or other candy) in a jar.

## Great Math Idea #13: School Measurements

This math activity designed for grades 3-5 asks students to estimate the lengths of specific items and then measure them to see if they are correct.

## Great Math Idea #14: Gossip Math

This math activity designed for grades 3-5 asks students to participate in a "telephone" style game where they sit in a circle and whisper a math problem to each other to see if the math problem is the same at the end of the circle as it was when it was first given.

## Great Math Idea #15: Create a Color by Number Book

This math activity designed for grades 3-5 asks students to create math booklets with different equations in them.

## Great Math Idea #16: The Family Tree: Factors

This math activity designed for grades 3-5 asks students to break into two groups. Members of the first group will have a number 1-9, while the other group will have numbers 10-25. Students will determine which numbers are factors of the others.

## Great Math Idea #17: Lesser Than vs. Greater Than

This math activity is designed for grades 3-5. Students will each be assigned a number. They will need to form a chain based on their numbers so that the students are ordered from least to greatest.

## Great Math Idea # 18: Four Corners with Math

Each corner of the classroom will be assigned a basic operation (multiplication, addition, subtraction, and division). When an equation is given, students should go to the corner that represents that equation.

## Great Math Idea # 19: Math Book-Cereal Boxes

This activity for grades 3-5 asks students to create math books from cereal boxes. Students will add images, equations, words, etc. related to math in the books.

## Great Math Idea # 20: Create Your Own Tangram

For this activity, create recognizable images (elephant, owl, etc.) and cut them into different shapes. Students then take pieces of paper and try to put the image back together.

## Great Math Idea # 21: Diaries: The World Around Us

This fun activity asks students to keep a journal of everything around them that has to do with math. Each day, they should try to find 3 different examples and write them down.

## Great Math Idea # 22: Window Shopping Using Decimals

In this activity (grades 3-5), students will "shop" for different items around the room and will practice adding these items up once they made their shopping list.

## Great Math Idea # 23: Treasure Hunt

For this activity (grades 3-5), create treasure maps for each student. The map will require students to complete equations in order to reach the treasure.

## Great Math Idea # 24: Where's Waldo?

For this activity (grades 3-5), students will create "Where's Waldo" themed books that hide mathematical equations on their pages instead of people.

## Great Math Idea # 25: TIC-TAC-TOE

For this activity (grades 3-5), students will create 3x3 boxes on paper. Then they will play tic-tac-toe with numbers by performing the equations they make.

## Great Math Idea# 26: Listening to Learn: Circu, Diameter, and Radius

This is an activity for grades 3-5 that encourages students to tests students on what they learned after reading Sir Circumference and the First Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander.