25 rigorous multi-step problems for intermediate mathematicians (grades 3-5). While the problems created in this document are primarily for fourth-grade learners, the problems can easily be integrated as a review for fifth grade students, and advanced practice for third grade learners. Use the 25 problems to reinforce multiplication and division problem solving with the help of addition and subtraction as steps in the problem solving process.
It is recommended to use these problems in the following format:
1. 5 minute grapple time (allow the learner to think about what they're being asked, and develop a strategy to solve).
2. 5 minute process time (allow the learner to find a solution path that includes their work, and a possible alternate way to find a solution).
3. 5 minute share time (allow the learner to work with a partner to share thinking strategies and agree on a solution).
3. 5 minute discussion (teacher will facilitate a conversation with various solution paths that were used to find the answer - emphasis on organization of work and possible distractors that may be included on a multiple-choice assessment)