Word problems that review many skills taught during math lessons.
Multiple steps are needed to solve the questions. Problems include work with fractions, time, division, and data/graphing.
Problems are themed around summer break with topics that include gardening, vacation ideas, summer reading, and family fun.
Students are encouraged to draw pictures and simplify fractions.
The format works well to display under a document camera...print one color copy to display.
Problems can be solved by small groups. The work encourages discussion between students. Worksheets can also be placed in a math center for individual work.
Problems can be copied and cut into fourths to glue into an interactive or problem solving notebook.
Small groups of students could solve one problem per group, display work as a mini poster, and then each group can explain their work to classmates. This is a great way to encourage questioning skills between classmates.
You can change student names in the problems to match your current students. This is a excellent method of raising student engagement.