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Non-routine Math Problem Solving- Critical Thinking and Math Reasoning

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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.

Each problem is on a worksheet with a place for students to decide which strategy they are going to attempt to use, space for work, and 4 questions to respond to when they are finished. I have also included a matrix for the problems and explanations and answers for all of the problems.

These could be added to a math notebook through the year or folded and glued into a math journal with more work and written explanations on the page beside it in the journal.

*These could be used as a problem of the day or problem of the week (depending on age of students and time allotments). It could also be differentiation for gifted learners, math centers, or some sort of math club.

**I also have these exact same problems in a task card format without the questions for $7.75. It still has the matrices and answers/explanations with it too. If you only need the problems, you will probably want to go that route.

Non-routine Math Problems Task Cards

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Love This! Makes my kids think and work!
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I am glad you love it! I use it all of the time, and I feel it truly does make my students better thinkers!
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This has been so helpful.
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Been trying to find a variety of good problems for my students to demonstrate their problem solving skills. Thanks
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On  January 2, 2013,  Sherry J. said:
Just what I was looking for!!
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Great! I love these problems too-really expands a students thinking, and it's great differentiation for your higher students!
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Thank you so much, my niece will get great use out of this product! :)
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I hope your niece can expand her thinking with all of this out-of-the-box thinking! Thank you for the nice feedback. I appreciate it!
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On  July 21, 2013,  Tiffany P. asked:
Do you have any plans to make non routine math problems task cards for the lower grade levels? I only see them for the upper grades. Thank you also for the whole year in the morning math work. I love them!
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On  July 21, 2013Teacher Addict answered:
You know, now that I have made a 2nd grade version and a 3rd grade 1st and 2nd quarter version, I could probably compile a lot of those and add others, but you would have a lot of them (34) since there is one on each week of the math you just bought. Also, a lot of those aren't really non-routine problems- they just seem that way since the students are so much younger. Older students would be able to solve a lot of them fairly quickly and in a true non-routine problem even an adult may have to think about how to go about solving it.

Thanks for the idea though! At some point (maybe even this summer) I may put together a compilation of these younger ones; although, I may not call it non-routine problems.
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Non-routine Math Problem Solving- Critical Thinking and Ma
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Non-routine Math Problem Solving- Critical Thinking and Ma
Non-routine Math Problem Solving- Critical Thinking and Ma