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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