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!).
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 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.