August Problem Solving Path: Real Life Word Problems for 2nd Grade/Year 3 - FREE

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2nd, Homeschool
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  1. Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every location contains a real life math word problem!This bundle contains 10 math problem solving journals, one for each month of the year. Each journal has 2 versions, one specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 2 and t
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Welcome to Problem Solving Path, a neighborhood where every location contains a real life math word problem!

This packet contains 2 versions of a month-long math journal, one specifically aligned the the US Common Core Curriculum for Grade 2 and the other specifically aligned the UK National Curriculum for Year 3. Each version also includes appropriate spelling and phrasing to match the curriculum. ie. British spelling in the UK versions.

These math journals contain 10 word problems and work on the concepts of: geometric shapes, number patterns, multiplication and division basics (skip counting), customary measurement (US version) and metric measurement (US and UK versions), fractions, subtraction and addition, number representation, comparing numbers and elapsed time.

Each math word problem is located on a full page graphic organizer that includes space for students to show detailed work and justify their answer. Additionally, each math word problem has a quick and easy grading rubric to make teacher feedback a breeze.

These math problem solving journals can be used as an easy morning work activity, a math problem solving center, independent classwork or a great way to keep early finishers busy and productive. They make problem solving into a real life problem and keep students engaged at the same time.

*** Please note: This packet is labeled for August (September in the UK version), but the problems could be used at any time of the year. The label of August is meant simply to label this journal as the first journal in a progression of 10 monthly journals, which can all be found in my Grade 2/ Year 3 Year Long Plan. Journals do not have to be completed in order, but the problems do get progressively more difficult as the year goes on.

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This resource includes a US version and a UK version. All spelling is appropriate for the US and the UK. This resource meets the following standards:

US Common Core Standards: 2.G.1, 2.MD.1, 2.MD.3, 2.MD.5, 2.G.3, 2.NBT.2, 2.OA.2, 2.NBT.4, 2.MD.5, 2.OA.4, and 2.MD.7

UK National Curriculum: Key Stage 2: Ma.3.2b, Ma3.4a, Ma2.2d, Ma2.2b, Ma2.3e, Ma2.2c, Ma2.4a, Ma2.3i, Ma2.3f, Ma3.4d

This is only one month of a ten month program for 2nd grade / Year 3. For more Problem Solving Path, click below:

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 1

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 2

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 3

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 4

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 5

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 6

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 7

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 8

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 9

Grade 2/ Year 3 - Month 10

Or, buy all 10 months in my Grade 2/ Year 3 Year Long Plan.

Problem Solving Path is also available for Grade 3/ Year 4, Grade 4/ Year 5, and Grade 5/ Year 6.

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Total Pages
20 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
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.
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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