As we aim for each of our students to become mathematicians, we can no longer just focus on solving a problem- we must teach our students to use strategies and explain their thinking. This unit will help your students sharpen their skills in the area of Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
In this unit, you will find 13 math thinking prompts for your first grade students. These are thought provoking, Common Core Aligned questions, that allow our students to solve by applying strategies they have learned in your math block and allowing them to explain their answers. There is also a correlating teacher page to each student page. The teacher page will help you talk through the problem step-by-step.
These make a great teacher center activity, or as a math opener or closer. Be on the look out for correlating units for Numbers and Operations in Base Ten, Geometry, and Measurement and Data.