Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade

Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
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Jungle Book - Math Problem Solving – 2nd Grade
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WANT AN INTERESTING WAY TO GET YOUR STUDENTS INTRIGUED WITH MATH?

Students are generally familiar with The Jungle Book movie and story, right? This leads to quick engagement with the original classic novel, upon which these math questions are based. As the students talk about the math and how to solve they also get caught up in the story and can’t wait to continue!

The Jungle Book story is used to captivate your students while they are learning math. This fantasy story includes Mowgli and his jungle friends and foes. There is Father Wolf, Shere Khan the Tiger, Mowgli, Baloo the bear, Snake, Bagheera the black panther, Haiti the wild elephant, Kaa the constrictor snake, and many more. More importantly, it helps learning math to be fun and interesting.

Students read problems and color graph paper blocks. You can also display the problems on the white board if you desire. Students receive immediate feedback from you as they work. They can also share ideas and thoughts making math talks helpful. You could also put these in a challenge folder and have students work when “done”. These are also helpful for RTI groups to purposeful practice or guided learning.

These would also be great for a class or grade level theme based math competition.

A GREAT WAY TO RAISE THEIR BENCHMARK SCORES, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY... THEY LEARN TO LOVE MATH!

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► Overview ◄

Students who have a variety of skill levels can successfully work through these word problems. This unit is engaging for reluctant learners, typical learners, and advanced learners. In addition, there are versions of this unit for other grade levels. This allows you the option of having different levels of the unit for different levels of learners.

This unit is a set of 55 constructed-response problems that cover the entire story line of the "Jungle Book" through math problems. There is an answer key in the back of the unit.

Your students can solve engaging, child-friendly problems as they are learning math.

This theme based unit engages your students with the wonderful classic story while increasing their mathematical reasoning.

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► Features & Skills ◄
♥ These problems engage students' love of fantasy fiction literature.
♥ 55 constructed-response problems.
♥ Aligned to state and CCSS standards.
♥ Helps make sense of problems.
♥ Moves beyond memorizing procedures or merely working with numbers.
♥ Helps students conceptually understand math.
♥ Concepts & skills include:
—Math vocabulary
—Counting by 10s to solve
—Addition and subtraction with and without regrouping
—Fractions with a model
—Measurement concepts
—Repeated addition (multiplication)
—Time & elapsed time
—Writing numbers, standard form
—Sharing equal groups
—Perimeter with a model
—Working with graph paper blocks
—Word problems
—Reasoning and calculations
—Make Sense of Problems & Persevere
—Reason Abstractly & Quantitatively
—Model
—Attend to Precision
—Make Use of Structure
—Use Repeated Reasoning

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► Here are just a few of the ways you might use the problems ◄
♥ Whole class—put on white board, have students work on large graph paper blocks, give feedback with each problem.
♥ Discuss and have students share ideas and thinking “math talks”.
♥ Allow students to use graph paper to make models to aid their thinking.
♥ Use as a large group option. Read the problems aloud and include discussion.
♥ Use during RTI groups.
♥ Copy and put into braded folders for capable students to work when they are “done”.
♥ Copy and put in stapled packets for the students to use like an interactive notebook.
♥ Advanced students can work through at their own pace.
♥ Theme based grade level math competition.
♥ Prepare students for end of year testing.
♥ Homework enrichment

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