Daily Problem Solving

Daily Problem Solving
Daily Problem Solving
Daily Problem Solving
Daily Problem Solving
Daily Problem Solving
Daily Problem Solving
Daily Problem Solving
Daily Problem Solving
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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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Whats Included?

  • details on how I utilize these prompts in my classroom
  • 50 full page problem-solving scenarios
  • 50 pages with 25 of each prompt to a page (this is what I use and what is pictured on the cover picture).
  • 2 versions of grading/scoring rubric

Problem Solving Scenarios include:

  • Making a table to solve
  • part-part-whole relationships
  • multi-step problems
  • understanding equal groups
  • understanding patterns
  • calculating time
  • writing number sentences
  • inches/feet and feet/inches conversions
  • estimating to solve
  • estimating products
  • understanding ratios
  • writing an equation to solve
  • the answer is given, find the question
  • solving for money spent and change given
  • addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division
  • division as repeated subtraction and equal groups
  • shapes/quadrilateral characteristics


How I use this in my classroom:

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. These problems were created with second semester third graders in mind, but would be great to challenge high second graders or differentiate work for struggling fourth graders. 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!

Other ways to use in your math classroom/block:

  • guided math lessons
  • independent practice
  • station work
  • seat work/bell ringer
  • tutoring
  • extension
  • test prep

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 PROCESS standards. These are some of our most challenging TEKS!

TEKS: 3.1B, 3.1C, 3.1D, 3.1E, 3.1F, 3.1G

Check out this blog post about how I utilize this product in my classroom!

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