An engaging PowerPoint complete with 24 daily math problems. Each colorful slide contains a real-life word problem designed to review and practice key math skills. The problems range from simple to challenging for 3rd graders. However, they can be modified to suit grades 2-5.
In my classroom, my students are given several minutes to work through the problem independently. We then go through the various strategies students used to solve the problem . By seeing the different strategies, I have noticed my students' confidence in solving math problems (like those they might see on a standardized test) has greatly improved. They are encouraged to use a strategy that makes sense and to then try a second strategy to double-check their work.