Does this sound familiar? You ask a student, “How did you get that answer? And they reply,” I just knew it!” You say, “Yes, but what did you do to solve it?”
Encourage your early learners to think about problem solving strategies with these problem solving posters, bookmarks and cards that can be put on a ring for easy access. How a problem is solved is as important as the answer...maybe more important!
Teaching independence with problem solving is very beneficial to support early math learners
. Giving these learners strategies to try, will support confidence and independence with problem solving and understanding of how to get an answer.
Teaching these strategies and then having them available to use independently, scaffolds learning.
This problem solving resource will support your math lessons and help your students understand that there is NOT just one way to solve a math problem.
Included in this packet are:
❶10 Strategy posters to support problem solving.
❷An original poem that goes hand in hand with the posters and ideas.
❺Strategy cards to place on rings or connect for individual or small group work.
Ideas for Use and Importance :
☀️To support math lessons that require strategies to solve problems
☀️Small group or individual instruction
☀️To support partner work or cooperative learning
☀️To give a foundation for thinking about strategies that can be used to solve problems
☀️To support students to be cognitive of metacognitive thinking.
☀️To demonstrate there is more than one way to solve and problem
☀️To get your students to think about their thinking and how they have solved a math problem…
instead of simply saying,”2+2=4…I just know that."
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