1st Grade Problem of the Day - Higher Order Thinking Open Ended Questions

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Mr Elementary Math
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This is such great resource for math centers. Very engaging and uses critical thinking. Once everything is prepped it can be used over and over for years to come.
Great resource to use with my students. I teach kindergarten, however, we all have those students who are ready to expand their thinking and this is perfect! Thank you!
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1st Grade problem solving tasks covering the common core standards!!

The problem types included:

► provide opportunities to represent ideas using models

► encourage the use of multiple solution paths

► boost critical and reasoning skills

► develop written expression

These math problems are perfect for math centers, morning work, problem of the day, early finisher work and more.


What's in this resource?

► 180 math problems on task cards AND "no prep" task sheets for easy student use

► a variety of recording sheets

► a scoring rubric for the questions

** Please note: due to the nature of the question types the scoring rubric serves as the answer key. There is not a separate answer key.**


Topics covered:

► Addition and Subtraction within 20

► Addition and Subtraction within 100

► Addition Word Problems

► Comparing 2-Digit Numbers

► Counting to 120

► Geometry

► Graphing

► Length

► Meaning of Equal Sign

► Partition Shapes

► Place Value

► Properties of Operations

► Ten More and Ten Less

► Time

► Unknown Numbers


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.
Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.


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