Homework For Thinkers Problem-Solving Printables FREE SAMPLE

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
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5 pgs + cover, credits, copyright


Homework for Thinkers - FREE SAMPLE

This free sample includes six pages from Homework For Thinkers, which offers a variety of one-page problem-solving activities that cen be used any time of year.

Homework For Thinkers is a collection of open-ended activities that invite many different types of responses, so they can be used more than once during the year. Some of the activities are designed to be used over and over. Included are activities that support math concepts, literature response, observation, reading and/or writing skills, and more.

Any of these activities can also be used in the classroom.

And... they are perfect for substitutes!

The full Homework For Thinkers

resource includes the following:

Around the House - 9 pages - sort, categorize, count, observe

Draw and Write - 11 pages - prompts for drawing before writing

Color Combinations - 6 pages -- color, add, and compare

Working with Patterns - 9 pages - extend, create, interpret, describe

Counting Money - 8 pages -- count, draw, skip-count, add

Observe and Compare - 6 pages -- describe similarities and differences

What Goes in the Box? - 8 pages -- add, subtract, and find the unknown

See It • Draw It - 7 pages -- observe, draw, resize, rotate, and more

Story Problems - 13 pages -- draw to help solve word problems

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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids and Share2Learn lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.


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