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Non-routine Math Problem Solving Task Cards- Critical Thinking/ 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 in the form of a 1/2 page task card. These could be used for the whole class by showing one problem through the projector, put at a math center, or used to differentiate for your gifted, math learners. I use them with my gifted learners for 3rd grade, but that is a stretch so I have designated them as 4th, 5th, and 6th. The higher the grade, the more students they will be useful for; otherwise, they are great differentiation. I also use these sometimes with my whole class (and then discuss a lot afterwards). I find by the end of the year, my students are a lot more adept with this type of thinking.

The product includes: a cover page, a notes page, 6 pages of a matrix showing all of the problems and other various information, 26 pages of problems, and 14 pages of answers/explanations (because I really try to explain each one!)

Please download the preview to see more of the specifics.

*I also have these exact problems in a worksheet form with 4 questions at the bottom for students to answer for $9.90. However, if you only need the problems, this will be better for you.

Non-routine Math Problems with Questions

I also have this product for younger students:

Non-routine Math Problems for Younger Students
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On  April 29, 2013,  Jennifer S. said:
These are perfect for my high students to comtemplate after they finish in-class assignments. Thanks for posting this great resource! :)
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Thank you for such a thoughtful feedback! Sounds like we use them similarly.
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On  March 26, 2014,  Laura B. said:
Good material that I will be using for my early finishers!!!
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That is a great use for this product!
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On  March 12, 2014,  Buyer said:
We love these!! So fun and challenging! Really makes the kids think. Great job!
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My goal is to get students thinking and to challenge them, so thank you!!
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On  February 24, 2014,  Warren R. said:
I teach 2nd top Year 6 maths class at my school. Even at their level, this is very challenging and really gets the students thinking laterally about mathematics. Great purchase!
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I love when students are able to be challenged with these problems! I too think it is important to have them begin to thing outside what they are typically used to!
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Wonderful resource for use in my math workshop rotations!
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Outstanding and very helpful product!
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Just what I need for my smarty pants maths children
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I can't wait to use these as enrichment in my classroom.
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This is perfect for enrichment! I am glad you are excited to use them.
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Great resource for my gifted students!
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These are WONDERFUL! My 4th graders are absolutely going to love them, and the high-level thinking skill they require are JUST what I was looking for! Thank you for such an amazing product! :)
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Thank you so much! I am thrilled they are what you were looking for!
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Nice challenge activity for my gifted students!
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Yes, my gifted students really strive hard to get these problems right, but they still have to really work hard to get them which is great for them!
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Great problems! I am using them as extension work with my students.
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Can't wait to use it.
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I am glad you will be able to use it! I think it really helps with students' mathematical reasoning.
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Helpful to have all these problems in one place
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