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Wordles are creative way of bringing discussion, problem solving, and critical thinking into your classroom.Provided in this powerpoint are way...

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking and Teamwork activities this activity could be very useful to get students thinking especially after lunch times

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 grading rubric that allows you to show them what they need to work on to become better problem solvers. This file is saved as a .doc fully editable page, so that you can type the word problem into the page, print and copy. No waiting for students to copy problems, no worrying if they copied them correctly, just an easy way to teach and assess problem solving in Math.

Here's an editable problem-solving template that focuses on the strategies Draw a Picture, Find a Pattern, Choose an Operation, and Make a Table. There is room for students to show their work as well as write out the steps they followed to solve the problem.

Use these poetry analysis strategies, which require middle school and high school students to use critical thinking skills. For more critical thinking activities, visit my store at www.teacherspayte... This image can be obtained for free in the PREVIEW download for the "I Dream" 20 Poetry Analysis and Speech Activities product.

Problem solving!

Are you looking for a creative new way to have your students practice multiplication? Try Tiling! In Tiling activities, students will use the provided "digit tiles" to place the numbers 0 - 9 to fill in the holes left in provided multiplication equations. While trying to figure out where the missing numbers go, students will work on basic facts, properties of multiplication and problem solving skills.

Fun quotes that use idioms. Great for critical thinking and a good exploration of idioms.

Depth and Complexity Bookmarks. Very simple and easy tool for engaging your students and increasing critical thinking!

Christmas Themed "Color the Ornaments" Fraction Problem So

5 critical thinking questions

This project puts students into the real life situation of balancing a checkbook, paying bills on a set budget and determining the importance of certain luxuries, as well as saving for unexpected emergencies. While working on problem solving and creative thinking, students also work on division, addition, subtraction and estimation. A simple grading rubric has been built in to give students guidance and feedback. All for just \$4.50.

Questions: Building the Foundation for Critical Thinking

FREE Open Ended Question Cards for Higher Level Thinking and Reading Comprehension. A free set of 20 Open Ended Question Prompt Cards for your students to use to extend their critical thinking on texts.

FREE Math Problem Solving Assessment Pack - Includes 4 different levels with answer keys; has pretest and posttest for each level - Designed for grades 2 - 6 Great for assessing students at the beginning of the year!

SIX Ways to Incorporate More Word Problems into Your Day! We all know how important problem solving is--check out these easy suggestions!

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From: "Can I Chew Gum in Class?" A creative way to go over class rules and procedures with students

Encourage Creative Thinking with these Top 10 tips! #5 is my child's favorite activity!

16,000+ downloads, if you are one of the few people who don't have this then please take it. 100 different creative time-fillers for the end of the teaching period. FREE