Engagement entails much more than rote repetition of a procedure. Math worksheets tend to present very similar problem types over and over, leading to mundane practice of disassociated skills. For students who understand the material and successfully complete an assignment, another worksheet becomes meaningless. On the other hand, for the students who don't understand the material, an alternative method of instruction is what's needed. Another worksheet simply adds to the student's frustration, or worse, contributes to a belief that "I'll never understand math." A cute image or a "fill_in_the_blanks" riddle does nothing to increase engagement or learning (and let's face it, those riddles are not funny!). Instead, teachers need to increase engagement by providing students with exercises in which they discover patterns and relationships, solve problems, or think creatively about math relationships.
High quality 5th Grade Math Worksheets help children understand critical math concepts, enjoy and see their progress, and most importantly, retain the skills necessary to successfully progress through school. Hard work and dedication are traits that are directly correlated to future success so we want to be sure to encourage this. The simply constructed traditional math worksheets only require students to focus on answering the problem. We need children to understand the concept, be engaged, and have fun doing it. Let's engage children with thought, understanding, and the foresight to provide them something other than a bland sheet full of numbers and symbols. Keep these thoughts in mind when searching for your 5th Grade Math Worksheets.