Are you looking for challenging real world, open-ended 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?
This resource is for you!
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. Metric option pages are included as well for those teachers teaching outside the U.S.!
Appropriate for grades 3-5—depending on skill level and level of support offered. Download the preview to see exactly what you get--I don't think you will be disappointed.
This set includes the following challenges:
The Shelter Situation Problem: This problem asks students to help some young volunteers determine how to best spend their time at the animal shelter. There is a big list of jobs and a limited amount of time--so they need to read the "rules" carefully as they see how much Leo and Davon can accomplish!
The Tara's Tiles Problem: Tara is helping her parents tile their bathroom and she needs to use everything she knows about "area" and adding/multiplying money so she can follow her parents' design requirements and keep in budget.
The Present Problem: This challenge requires students to figure out the most efficient way for some volunteers to use rolls of wrapping paper to wrap small, medium, and large gifts. The students doing the wrapping have a time factor as well--so students need to try to not waste paper, use all 8 students wisely, and get all those presents wrapped!
All My Open-Ended Challenges!
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!
The entire bundle of sets 1-3 can be found by clicking Here!
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