Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Math Warm-up!
Every day, the students create, analyze, compare, draw, and explain math concepts!
There are 36 weeks worth of HOT Math problems with 2 problems a day. Every day the students are creating math problems and word problems, drawing fractions and shapes, and explaining what rules mean and why they work.
Simply project the day's problems on the board, and have the students work through the problems on a white board or a piece of paper. After you have given the students enough time to work on each problem, allow them to talk about the problems in groups or pairs. Then discuss each problem as a whole class. It is important that the students do most of the talking.
The problems are designed to bring up misconceptions and develop a deeper understanding of numbers and concepts.
I have included an answer key, but recommend not sharing it with students. Once students know the answer, they don’t care to listen to “the process” to finding the answer, which is the most important part! Also, most of the problems require that the students create math problems, shapes, or numbers so there isn't only one answer.
Perfect for Common Core and great for helping your students understand concepts better.
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Higher Order Thinking Math Warm-Up - 5th or 6th Grade Common Core Aligned
by Briana Burke
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