Open Ended Real World Math Task Problem Solving Challenge 1| DISTANCE LEARNING

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Are you looking for challenging math problems and tasks 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?

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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 needing 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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"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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Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Mathematically proficient students understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments. They make conjectures and build a logical progression of statements to explore the truth of their conjectures. They are able to analyze situations by breaking them into cases, and can recognize and use counterexamples. They justify their conclusions, communicate them to others, and respond to the arguments of others. They reason inductively about data, making plausible arguments that take into account the context from which the data arose. Mathematically proficient students are also able to compare the effectiveness of two plausible arguments, distinguish correct logic or reasoning from that which is flawed, and-if there is a flaw in an argument-explain what it is. Elementary students can construct arguments using concrete referents such as objects, drawings, diagrams, and actions. Such arguments can make sense and be correct, even though they are not generalized or made formal until later grades. Later, students learn to determine domains to which an argument applies. Students at all grades can listen or read the arguments of others, decide whether they make sense, and ask useful questions to clarify or improve the arguments.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

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