This 5-day project-based math resource applies math concepts in a real-world scenario to teach students about **multiplication and division with multi-digit numbers**. In this** 5-day unit**, students will multiply and divide multi-digit numbers to feed pets at an animal shelter. This multi-digit multiplication and long-division math project is engaging and authentic. Plus, it’s available as both a digital and print resource.

This project-based math resource covers concepts of multiplication and division and is **aligned with the following 5th Grade Math Common Core State Standards:**

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.5

Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.NBT.B.6

Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

**This resource is available in both Printable & Digital Google Slides versions.**

**What’s included in this resource:**

**Background Knowledge:**Using a KWL, students will build background knowledge about animals shelters and rescue pets.**Multiply by Single Digits:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn how to multiply multi-digit numbers by single digits.**Choose Pets:**Students will choose up to ten pets to rescue at the animals shelter.**Calculate Food Needs:**Using concepts of multiplication, students will calculate the total food needs for the animals in the shelter.**Multiply Multi-digit Numbers:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn how to multiply multi-digit numbers.**Collect Donations:**Students will collect donations of pet food and calculate the total amount of food collected using multiplication strategies.**Long Division:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn how to divide multi-digit numbers.**Comparing Amounts:**Using concepts of multiplication, students will compare the amount of donated food to the amount of food needed for the shelter pets.**Finalize Food Amounts:**Using concepts of long division, students will determine how many more bags of food are needed for each rescue pet.**Thank Donors:**Students will compose a letter thanking donors for their contributions to the animal shelter.**Wrap Up:**Students will write up their final animal shelter plan and explain their decisions.

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