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    This is a collection of 52 non routine problems. Non-Routine math problems are problems that do not have a conventional way to solve them. There can be many ways to approach these types of problems. They will also expand a student’s mathematical reasoning. $

    Critical thinking activities

    The steps in these 2nd grade 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.

    Daily Math Puzzlers Level B $ Problem Solving Made Easy! Complete problem solving program.

    Do you need to get your kids solving problems and explaining their thinking without looking for that one right answer? Try this set of Geometry math journals! Students work on these journal prompts independently, with a partner, or small groups. A majority of the prompts focus on open ended problem solving, so students will have multiple different answers. After solving the problem and showing their ideas, students learn the importance of being able to explain and justify their thinking.

    Depth and Complexity "Thinking Mats." Critical thinking tool for ALL subjects!

    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

    Invention Idea Box (Love this idea!)...great for critical thinking!

    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

    Students can read most math problems and solve them pretty quickly by completing one or two operations. These are different! There can be many ways to approach these types of problems. $

    STEM Design Challenges are fun, engaging activities that stimulate problem-solving and critical thinking for students, grades 2-8. (Paid product comes with modifications to add or decrease rigor for younger/older students.)

    Download story problems and colorful monsters to practice problem solving skills.

    Creative Thinking + Critical Thinking

    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.

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

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