Bundled Open-Ended Math Questions for Journals or Do-Nows (First/Second Grade)

Bundled Open-Ended Math Questions for Journals or Do-Nows (First/Second Grade)
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PLEASE READ: 8/1/2018

When I made my first packet, I didn't even think about making a packet for each month so I included a little bit of everything in the first packet: money, place value, geometry, etc. Then I kept on adding to the series. Over Christmas, I decided I'm going to REPACKAGE this bundle on/around AUGUST 15th. But as you can see from reviews, people love product as is. I am the one who wants to repackage. ) I had moved date back a bit but am fully committed to August 15th. I want them to be perfect AND add new content! I have 3 units done so far and added over 40 pages!) What does that mean? It will be able to be downloaded AS IS...AND...in separate folders for Geometry, Place Value, etc. AND...I will be beefing up the second grade questions too especially in multiplication/division/measurement. By making separate folders, you will easily be able to locate what you want by UNIT. I'm excited about this and hope you are, too!!! (NOTE: individual packets WILL be updated. However, if you have purchased ALL individual packets separately, you can email me your user name for me to verify and then I will SEND you the new, revised UNIT PACKETS.)

Note: See my blog entry on what these are and how I use them. Grab some freebies, too!

The Value of Open-Ended Math Questions

Save $10 with this bundle! Get THREE free months! A great deal!

The set is complete and includes :January, February, March, April, May, June/July/August Combined Packet, September, October, November and December.

This year, I’ve made the switch to ALL Open-Ended Journal prompts. Why? Because it allows the kids to dig deeper and forces them to convey stronger mathematical reasoning. I see more “behind the scenes” thinking going on which is invaluable to me. With open-ended questions, there are multiple solutions.

What’s the Difference?

Old Questions I'd use: There are 10 cookies. 7 are chocolate chip. How many are sugar? (There is only ONE answer.)

Open-Ended Way: There are 10 cookies. Some are sugar and some are chocolate chip. How many of each could I have? (There are SEVERAL answers. Kids can make/show MANY combinations.)

How do I use these? My original intent was to place in the back of the kids’ poetry binders. But that still involved passing out papers and binders opening and closing…a lot! So, I now run them off and create a little monthly packet. These go home at the end of the month. I only have 15-18 problems in my packets and use the rest for DO-NOWS that go home that day.

Can also be used for homework.


*Two covers in case you don’t like font on first. (Assuming you want to make a packet.)

*Can be folded in half and glued in notebooks if that's what you are currently using.

*I offer lower/higher numbers for some problems so you can differentiate.

*All problems have lots of possible answers so I make it clear to kids that I want to see several possible answers. It is expected. Seeing what’s NOT there is just as telling as seeing what is there.

Once you switch over to Open-Ended, you'll never want the standard prompts again. Promise!

Thanks for looking! Individual Months also available:

September Open-Ended Math Questions

October Open-Ended Math Questions

November Open-Ended Math Questions

December Open-Ended Math Questions

January Open-Ended Math Questions

February Open-Ended Math Questions

March Open-Ended Questions

April Open-Ended Questions

May Open-Ended Questions

June Open-Ended Math Questions

Check out a few of my other first grade math products:

Practice Makes Perfect: Addition & Subtraction Worksheets

Practice Makes Perfect: Names for Numbers

Practice Makes Perfect: Balancing Equations

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