What would you do if you won a million dollars? Your first decision would be whether to take it in a lump sum or spread over many years. Figuring out the best option would make a great math lesson! This blog post on Corkboard Connections outlines 8 different lesson ideas based on an informational text article about winning a million dollars. This topic is "rich" with learning opportunities!
Daily Math Puzzlers Level B $ Problem Solving Made Easy! Complete problem solving program.
Persevere in solving problems? Want to see if your kids really know what they are doing when they are problem solving? Want to focus your kids into the process of problem solving? This simple one page problem solver includes a place for students to choose their strategy, to choose their math concept, to show their work, and to justify their answer. It also includes a
Free! International version of the Math Problem Solving Assessment Pack - Includes two tests, a pretest and a posttest. It's a variation of my original Problem Solving Assessment that uses the metric system and does not include money. It's designed to help you assess your students' math problem-solving abilities.
Critical Thinking #4: Odd One Out Task Cards: 24 Critical and Creative Thinking Challenges. (Have students justify answers before revealing correct one)
Depth and Complexity "Thinking Mats." Critical thinking tool for ALL subjects!