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Problem Solving Math Mats and Resources for K-2

Problem Solving Math Mats and Resources for K-2 Blow charts up as posters and use to instruct students in problem solving in a systematic way. $

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Transform Problem Solving: Push Them to Explain Their Thinking in One Simple Step

Transform Problem Solving: Push Them to Explain Their Thinking in One Simple Step (Blog Post) A little game to help guide students to explain and communicate their thinking on paper when solving problems.

Here's a number of the day form for older students. Some prompts include: Is this prime or composite and why? Write a word problem where this number is your solution. Write this number in expanded form (and more!).

This upper elementary math freebie is a very fun, hands-on PowerPoint game to motivate students to practice their rounding skills in numbers of up to 7 digits.

I use this project when I start my multiplication unit to teach repeated addition, groups of, commutative property, and arrays. You could also replace one with a multiplication word problem and picture.

This chart will be of great use for Common Core math when students come to story problems. Great key words!

This can be used in my future middle school or even high school classroom. To this day, I still use a variation of this method to solve math problems, so it can be extremely useful for my students as well.