• This unit is designed to cover each step of problem solving with both structured, explicit instruction, as well as, with student centered exploration instruction imbedded in each lesson.
On average, lessons have just one problem to solve. The idea is to slow down and focus on quality problem solving skills rather than working a large quantity of problems each day to gain skills. This unit is great on it's own or can be a supplemental tool for other math programs.
• With this download you will receive:
Detailed lesson plans for seven weeks (that’s 35 lessons!!!) all aligned with CCSS including:
Ideas for number chats with each lesson
Student centered, problem solving that moves to more complex problem types from day 1
Exploration of clue words, strategies, explanations and more
Unit notebook cover with student friendly learning expectations
Grading rubric, multiple sizes to save paper
Problem solving organizer, differentiated for different lessons
Chart graphics to match student notebooks.
Student progress tracker for student self assessments
Differentiated clue word game for centers, interventions or station teaching
Pictures and examples of the unit working in my own classroom
This unit is part of my year long second grade math bundle. You can check it out here.