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Love this concept. I still use it to this day when I get a bit confused. Also, the numbers are inverse of themselves. 2x9= 18 9x9=81 Once you get to 45 and 54, you go backwards in reverse from there. I know, confusing, but it can help.

Math Workshop Adventures Create a new number each day. When kids finish their math assignments, they work on the number of the day problem. Introduce new concepts as the year progresses (multiplication...)

FREE! In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. Helps w/ beginning algebraic thinking like 3 + _ = 5

Give students the answer and ask them to create the question / problem. Could do this with literature.

Problem Solving Strategies via 2014 or considered cheating strategies via 1994- take your pick?

LOVE THIS! Great for math journals. Start with the ANSWER. Let them create problems! Could even be used for morning work...?

awesome way to encourage critical thinking and problem solving!

Critical Thinking Activity- math warm up

Teaching math. problem solving station...LOVE having them create the problem!

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