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.!
There are 25 prompts in this set. Set 1 is was created with beginning of year kindergarten in mind.
Concepts/skills included are:
Using 10's Frames
Addition/Subtraction Story Problems
Don't forget to check out Mixed Up Molly Part 2!
Mixed Up Molly Math Journal Prompts Part 2
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