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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...

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I Heart Tangrams

Tangrams! Engage your students while developing spacial reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, & geometric understanding. $

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Word Problems - 2nd Grade

The steps in these math story problems were created for the purpose of making sense of a problem, instead of using tricks and key words to solve a problem. Students must understand what the problem is asking them to do before solving it.


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

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Problem Solving Assessment - Personalizable for Different Classes

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…

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.

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CCSS Aligned “I Dream” Poetry and Speech Analysis Activities

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 This image can be obtained for free in the PREVIEW download for the "I Dream" 20 Poetry Analysis and Speech Activities product.

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.

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Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

STEM - Engineering mystery bag challenges for kids. Two great challenge prompts. Inspire creative thinking and problem solving.

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5 critical thinking questions

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Combine critical thinking with vocabulary development and have fun doing it. Teach your students to use Bloom's upper level skills with TRIADS II. Kids love them!!! $