Looking for Math Journal prompts to get your kindergarten students thinking critically?
Molly is all mixed up and needs your help! Students must explain and justify their mathematical thinking in order to show Mixed Up Molly why she is incorrect in her thinking. This is excellent practice for being able to verbalize their own reasoning and critique other's thinking--and since Molly is not real, no feelings are hurt! Several different versions of a 'Molly' are included for you to print so she can visit your classroom. Your students will LOVE helping her!!
These prompts are intended to provoke critical thinking and reasoning in students and work on several of the Standards of Mathematical Practice, especially #3: construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
These could be used in several ways: math journals, introducing new concepts, review, homework, math RTI groups, etc.!
Part 2 is was created with middle of year kindergarten in mind. There are 30 prompts in this set.
Concepts/skills included are:
Numbers/Counting to 20
Using 10's Frames/Base 10 Blocks
Addition/Subtraction Story Problems
Be sure to check out Mixed Up Molly Pt. 1:
Mixed Up Molly Math Journal Prompts
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