How would you explain your thinking to a Martian or Alien?
When I taught first and second grade and asked my students to explain their thinking, many children would answer “I just knew it.” So, in order to encourage children to use metacognitive thinking, I would suggest that they pretend an alien or Martian came down from space and did not know anything. So it was our job to explain everything in detail about our thinking.
This packet was created with that in mind. Included is the following:
An original poem to kick off thinking about our thinking.
34 pages with math 99 math problems or challenges to solve. Each problem asks the student to show how they got their answer and explain their thinking.
A cover sheet if you choose to make it into a booklet.
This packet can be used in many ways in that it can be used to enrich students, as morning work, math station work, daily review or any way that might work for you and your kiddos.
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