This is the problem solving I have created to use in my classroom.
1. Blank Problem Solving Mat- I laminate these and use them for problem solving every day with a dry erase marker. Students use the questions only portion and just circle things on it with their pencil.
2. Problem Solving Questions ONLY: these are just an entire sheet of the same question. I cut them apart and give them to the students- they write on it with their pencil then we solve the problem on the problem solving mat with a dry erase marker. This is a great option if you want to save paper- I only use 3 sheets of paper a day for the problems instead of 22! You could also use these to go along with whatever problem solving mat you prefer!
3. Problem Solving Questions with Mat attached: This has the problem and the mat all on one sheet. They can do all of their work on this sheet. I did use this for a few years before switching to using the strips of paper to save paper. I do still use these for small groups or for students that I need documentation for.
The questions only and the questions with the mats match so you can display the ones with the mats for use with whole group.
There are 36 questions that only use numbers up to 10- the rest go up to 20. I use the first 36 at the begining of the year before moving on to adding to 20.
There are 167 different problems- enough to use one a day and *hopefully* make it all the way through the year!
I have included the 9 different problem types that our standards specify- including:
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