Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1

Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
Open Ended Math Problem Solving Challenges Set 1
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Are you looking for challenging math problems that keep your students engaged, apply the math you have taught, and meet the standards of the Common Core or other rigorous math standards? Looking for a quick low-prep, ready to print math project that is rigorous and meaningful?

Perfect for when you...

  • need something for fast finishers
  • want something easy for a sub
  • are between units and want to focus on problem solving
  • have an observation and want to showcase high level thinking
  • want to work on collaborative work and math talk
  • need something for a math station or math workshop

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This resource is also available in several different bundles as listed below.

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This set of 3 challenges can be used in a number of ways…as whole class explorations, as small group challenges, or as independent work for those students needed something more. In my classroom, these are whole-class explorations where students work in teams, share ideas, guess and check their ideas—and then present their solutions. The problem solving and math applications are high level and meaningful. See what you think! Three separate challenges are included, each taking several class periods.

No answer key is provided because of their open-ended nature. There are countless solutions! We want our students solving rigorous, real-life problems, and the process should be stressed as students work to make sense of problems, persevere through them, and even work collaboratively. Make sure you check out all the different sets as they address many different math standards!

The Party Problem: Help these two siblings plan a perfect party! Students get a supply and price list and a budget--and they are ready to add and subtract money to see what they can get to make an amazing party!

Paul's Pizzeria Problem: This task requires students to look at all the menu options at Paul's Pizzeria to help a family plan their meal while following a few simple rules!

Marco's Money Problem: Marco is desperate to earn enough money to buy a new video game system--and students have a number of options to consider as they find ways for Marco to accomplish his goal!

Appropriate for grades 3-5—depending on skill level and level of support offered.

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***What are teachers saying about this resource?***

"Well thought out and fun activities for students. I am currently utilizing them as extension activities for those students who finished early."

"My go to deeper thinking resource!"

"My 3rd grade students LOVED "Open Ended Math Challenges", and have completed sets 1 and 2. They are asking me for more this year, now that they are in 4th grade. They enjoyed thinking, organizing, planning, discussing and solving these challenges. They found them interesting, and engaging. So, would you please turn your creativity to some more? Please?!'"

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Set 1 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 2 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 3 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 4 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 5 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 6 can be found by clicking Here!

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The entire bundle of sets 1-3 can be found by clicking Here!

The entire bundle of sets 4-6 can be found by clicking Here!

Want ALL SIX? The "MEGABUNDLE" is now available by clicking HERE!

What about open-ended challenges for grades 2-3? Click HERE

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