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Problem solving can be tough to teach! This set of 50 word problems can be used in many ways during your math block to build students' confidence and persistence in sticking with their work until reaching a solution. The best part is that students get to share their strategies with the class! Let you students LEAD the learning, and see how they shine! CCSS and TEKS aligned!
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These 50 scenarios help build confidence in students as they work together to learn how to approach problems and how to teach others to do the same. . I utilize the scenarios as seat work when math starts in our problem solving journals. Students begin solving and explaining their thinking. Usually after about 5 minutes I let students pair up with a partner or their table groups to look at how others may have solved the problem. Two students usually share how they solved and I place much more emphasis on their PROCESS than the answer. Students love to lead the discussion around why their strategy works, and I love letting them “lead” the learning during our daily math moments!
CCSS alignment is listed at the top of this page. For my fellow TEXAS peeps, this resource not only meets many readiness and supporting standards, it hits our standards. These are some of our most challenging TEKS!
TEKS: 3.1B, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.1F, 3.1G
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