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# 2nd Grade Math Homework Word Problems Algebraic Thinking Power Problems™

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1. This purchase contains 4 questions for each math standard for 2nd grade. Use these printables for short, but effective homework assessments. EACH SHEET HAS FOUR QUESTIONS THAT ARE MEANINGFUL AND RIGOROUS. NO MORE HAVING YOUR STUDENTS COMPLETE REPETITIVE PROCEDURAL QUESTIONS THAT ONLY SKIM THE SURFAC
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2. The POWER Math Ultimate Bundle is everything you need for a successful year of math instruction! The resources found in this bundle were designed with the philosophy in mind that math should be POWERful. POWER stands for purposeful opportunities with engagement and rigor. You and your students deser
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### Description

This purchase contains 4 questions for each standard in the Operations and Algebraic Thinking domain for 2nd grade. Use these printables for short, but effective homework assessments.

EACH SHEET HAS FOUR QUESTIONS THAT ARE MEANINGFUL AND RIGOROUS. NO MORE HAVING YOUR STUDENTS COMPLETE REPETITIVE PROCEDURAL QUESTIONS THAT ONLY SKIM THE SURFACE OF THINKING!

What's included in this product?

•Conceptual based math questions

•Quality prompts and word problems that promote rigorous thinking

•4 questions per standard

•Each standard is formatted to one page

•Easy prep

Standards and Topics Covered

Algebraic Thinking:

➥ 2.OA.1 - Represent and solve addition and subtraction word problems, within 100

➥ 2.OA.2 - Demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction, within 20, using mental strategies

➥ 2.OA.3 - Determine whether a group of objects, within 20, has an odd or even number of members

➥ 2.OA.4 - Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.

WHAT ARE POWER PROBLEMS?™

PURPOSEFUL - These problems are meant to keep students focused, while strengthening initiative and perseverance.

OPPORTUNITIES - These prompts can be used in a variety of ways. POWER Problems can be used to introduce a lesson, spiral review, or as formative assessments.

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ENGAGEMENT - Problems are real world applicable and designed to hook students with interest and presentation. Complexity of problems promotes problem solving skills.

RIGOR - Tasks are specifically designed to challenge students and assess conceptual understanding of curriculum versus procedural understanding. Students will need to apply more than just a “formula.”

WHY USE POWER PROBLEMS?™

POWER Problems are designed to challenge your students with their open ended presentation. Majority of problems that come from textbooks and workbooks assess procedural understanding of curriculum. Some textbooks even provide step by step instructions where the textbook is thinking for the students and taking away that “productive struggle” for children. When we rob students of that event, we rob them of their ability to reason, problem solve, and see beyond a standard algorithm. POWER Problems are meant to show students that there are different ways to answer one question in math. With these tasks students take ownership and are part of the problem solving process versus filling in blanks in a textbook.

HOW TO USE POWER PROBLEMS™:

TO INTRODUCE A LESSON - POWER Problems can be used to introduce a new skill. In this case your students will experience a “productive struggle.” Their problem solving skills and prior knowledge will kick in. Often times most of my students will have the incorrect answer or no answer at all. I then have someone explain their method/reasoning and allow my students to critique their peer’s answer. This makes for great accountable talk discussions. If I see that most students do not have an answer I will assist the class in getting to a specific point and then allow them to finish independently.

SPIRAL REVIEW - Avoid your students forgetting standards, by using POWER Problems to spiral review previously taught lessons.

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS - You can use these problems to assess mastery and levels of understanding.

Total Pages
15 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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### Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.