Challenging math for 2nd grade, 3rd grade helps students with problem-solving multi-step tasks that mimic real-world applications. Teaches critical thinking and deeper understanding of math relevance.
Kids in grade 2, grade 3 engage in challenging math stories that each require the solution to multiple problems.They must use comprehension skills and then apply their math understanding to pull relevant information and use multi-steps in order to arrive at the correct solution. Some skills addressed in the story problems include subtracting, adding, money, base ten, place value, number forms, comparing numbers, reading charts, measurement, metric, time, geometry. Aligned with the common core and other state and national math standards. 2.MD.C.8, 3.MD.A.1, 3.MD.B.3, 2.0A.A.1, 3.0A.D.8.
These no-prep activities are great for whole groups, small groups, individuals, centers, and homework applications. The activities can be used effectively as a math assessment tool. Pages in the packet can be printed either in color or grayscale with good results. These activities are effective as homeschool or summer practice resources. Full answer keys are provided.
Other effective math problem solving resources are available through Rick's Resources as follows:
Word Problem Multi-steps Math Stories Task Cards
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"These cards are great extensions for students needing a challenge."
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