Math - The Grass Strategy - use this problem solving framework to get students to think more deeply about their math problem. This also provides a step by step systematic approach for students to use when faced with a word problem.
Thinker Tasks: Holiday Feast Math Project Grades 3-4
Teachers are LOVING these open ended, differentiated problems to use with your intermediate students! Use whole class, as enrichment, with partners...use all of the task or part of the task--but get ready to watch some GREAT problem solving and math talk! This one is a "feast" problem--perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas! $
It's finally here! Set 2 of the best selling open ended math challenge series! Whether you use for whole class problem solving, enrichment, cooperative learning, or for a student needing something more, these 3 problems are high interest and challenging. Each problem also has an enrichment component! $
Whether you are a seasoned math journal user or are ready to dabble for the first time, this resource has something for you! This download is a set of math journal problems which are perfect for most intermediate (grades 3-5) students and provide real-world problem solving practice including fun and exciting, non-traditional math journal problems including word problems, “Mystery Numbers”, “True/False Statements”, and “Tell me what you know about…” problems. $5.00
Math Coach's Corner: Area Model Multiplication Puzzlers, 3-Digit by 1-Digit. Students will practice problem solving skills right along with their multiplication with the challenging workstation activity. Includes 16 cards showing partially complete area model for 3-digit by 1-digit multiplication. Students must use problem solving skills to fill in the model and determine the product. Includes a recording sheet, answer key, and a multiplication/division chart for extra support. $