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FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
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In this center children use colored monsters to assist with solving word problems. This center can be used again and again as it includes 16 different word problems using 5, 6, 7 or 8 monsters.
This center is a perfect add-on to my "Monster Math Activity Pack". You can purchase it from my TpT store.
www.teacherspayteachers.com/store/michelle-walker
I would love your feedback!
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On  January 2, 2014,  Buyer said:
This is such an attractive and engaging resource. I really like the problem solving approach encouraged in every problem and the way the children need to become familiar with vocabulary such as 'more than', 'double', 'equal to' etc. Thanks so much!
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On  December 2, 2013,  Buyer said:
I use this with my high group during our enrichment time. They all have to work together to solve the problem which makes it interesting because some of them get it right away while others struggle and make mistakes. As a team, they have to work together to fix each others mistakes which constantly makes them reanalyze the problem. A great game for 1st grade enrichment!
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On  April 17, 2014,  Kim B. said:
Awesome hands on math center! Thank you!
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On  April 16, 2014,  Buyer said:
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On  April 14, 2014,  Buyer said:
Very cute and useful idea! Looking forward to using it!
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On  April 14, 2014,  Buyer said:
These monsters are so cute! My students are going to love this activity. I like that it teaches students to think through problems and explain their answers. This will help them be more ready for the common core tests. I am always looking for more aids to help teach thinking skills.
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On  April 9, 2014Marylee Gonzalez (TpT Seller) said:
Wonderful Math AND Critical Thinking Thanks!!
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On  April 9, 2014,  Buyer said:
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On  April 6, 2014,  Jennifer S. said:
The children love monsters, and we need work on story problems..what a great combination!
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On  March 25, 2014,  Buyer said:
Prefect for centers!
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On  March 25, 2014,  Buyer said:
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On  March 24, 2014,  Donna H. said:
i can't wait to use this math center in my classroom!
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On  March 23, 2014,  Cari H. said:
I love the problem solving approach, and especially the way it is worded to have the students use their critical thinking skills to work step by step through the problem. Very creative. Who doesn't love monsters.
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On  March 23, 2014,  Buyer said:
Always great to have non-boring ways to teach a subject!
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On  March 20, 2014,  Buyer said:
this is cute. My kids love monsters!!
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On  March 20, 2014Cinnamon Warner (TpT Seller) said:
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On  March 18, 2014,  Buyer said:
I used this with our home school co-op group of 4-6 year old children. It is wonderful, especially for our six year old son. He kept playing it long after the other children left. I love how it uses logic and reasoning, math, and listening skills. Thank you so much for sharing!
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On  March 9, 2014,  Buyer said:
We are homeschooling grade one. My daughter loved this activity. Thank you
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On  March 9, 2014,  Buyer said:
This looks great. Makes for some great thinking!
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On  March 7, 2014,  Buyer said:
This was a very well thought out game with great word problems. The game makes my kids use great analytical thinking for solving the problems.
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On  March 5, 2014,  Buyer said:
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On  March 4, 2014,  Bobbi S. said:
This product is very helpful, but not as challenging as I would have hoped for the third grade. It will be appropriate for my Tier III group.
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On  February 24, 2014Cynthia McAllister (TpT Seller) said:
I couldn't get the 3rd page to print out correctly. It seemed like it switched to a "poster" print format where it took 4 sheets of paper to print what should have been on a single page. Otherwise, very nice.
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On  February 9, 2014,  Buyer said:
Thanks for such a fun lesson. Little Man will have fun with it.
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On  February 8, 2014,  Buyer said:
Beautifully presented - a great activity for my year 1 pupils for their maths challenge box.
many thanks
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On  February 7, 2014,  Buyer said:
The monsters are so cute. My students will enjoy using them to solve problems. Thanks for sharing!
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On  February 5, 2014,  Buyer said:
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On  February 4, 2014,  Shelley M. said:
This works perfect with my monster unit. I always need monster centers.
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On  February 2, 2014,  Buyer said:
I have only had the pleasure of studying one of Miche;ll.'s resources. But I love it and I'm excited about using it in my classroom. It has a cute factor, but it looks like tone of fun as well as engaging and simple. Thank you Michelle for your work!
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On  August 31, 2013airheart (TpT Seller) asked:
great ideal thanks
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On  June 2, 2012,  Lezlie M. asked:
Do you have a answer sheet/recording sheet for the sudents answers?
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On  June 3, 2012Michelle Walker answered:
Hi Lezlie...this was one of the first items I created for TpT and I didn't include an answer sheet...I think I shall add it to my 'to do' list. (Monster Problem Solving 2 and Christmas Cookie Problems both have answer sheets as they are newer and I realized that my customers wanted a list of answers included.) I'd be happy to send you the answers. You can email me at michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za. There is a recording sheet included for the students to solve the problems on. It has spaces for them to record the question card they are answering and a large space to work out in. I kept the spaces big for littlies to be able to work on the sheet...if your students are older you could probably reduce the size of the recording sheet and copy 2 to a page...that way your students could answer 4 cards on a single recording sheet. :) Michelle
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On  May 29, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Thank you for your math activities. I have a question, but I don't mean to be critical at all. Why didn't you use capital letters in your math questions? I stress correct capitalization so much to my 2nd graders, I would hate to give them math problems that are not written correctly. Thanks again.
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On  May 24, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Hi,
I love your materials. I frequently make my own materials for my class, but they are not visually attractive like yours. I went to http://www.scrappindoodles.com but I am wondering how you create your pages using this site, do you use another program to create your pages. I see so may great resources on this site I just don't understand how teachers create them themselves.
thanks for the free download.
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On  May 25, 2012Michelle Walker answered:
Thank you for your kind compliment! I use a layout program called InDesign to create my units....but it is expensive (my hubby is in graphic design that's why I have it!) I know that many teachers here use Powerpoint to create their units and are quite successful with that...they say it is easier and better than MSWord. Once you have an idea of what you want to create you use the clipart, papers, borders etc. to "pretty up" an otherwise ordinary page of text. Good fonts are also important. I use a lot of freely available ones from kevinandamanda.com. I hope this helps to answer your questions...please feel free to contact me again should you have further queries. My email address is michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za.
:) Michelle
On  November 12, 2011The Allman Files (TpT Seller) asked:
Michelle,

I just used your beautiful activity with my two children and was really impressed. I'd like to suggest that you either make the pieces smaller or the "this is what I think the solution looks like" workspace larger. The space is just too small to hold the correct solution when we used the pieces.

I also posted a link to your worksheets on a very popular math blog because a discussion emerged there about the wording "More this than that." It will probably get some traffic: http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=12041#comment-348014

And I hope you get some positive results from it. You deserve it.
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On  November 14, 2011Michelle Walker answered:
Wow! Thank you so very much!
The intention for the worksheet is that the children draw their answer...perhaps I should make that a little more clear in the explanantion (Thank you for pointing it out!) and perhaps I should include a "mat" for illustrating the answer with the playing pieces. I really appreciate your input and I am so glad that you felt it beneficial for your children! Thank you, again! :) Michelle
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FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
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