Open ended problems have multiple solutions. This means they are fantastic for helping students to think flexibly. Open ended problems also help students to develop deep understandings of concepts. You can use open ended math problems with all students. They are also a great way to cater for gifted and talented students.
Please note, this pack uses the spelling “color”. The UK version of this pack (which uses the spelling “colour”) is available here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Open-Ended-Mathematics-Addition-and-Subtraction-Task-Cards-Set-1-UK-Spelling-1728169
The following is a list of what is included in this pack:
1. 24 task cards with four different types of open ended questions. The questions gradually increase with difficulty over the course of the pack. They use numbers up to 20.
2. The task cards are also included in black line, in case you prefer this as a printing option.
3. An introduction with information for teachers describing how to use this pack.
4. 4 sample answers as a guide to how students could answer the questions. (As the questions are open ended there are no set answers.)
5. 4 optional introductory tasks for you to go through with your students before your students work on the task cards independently.
6. An optional cover card titled ‘Addition and Subtraction Task Cards’.
7. Several recording sheets for you to choose from.
8. A tracking sheet for students to color the grid squares once they have finished each task.
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