# Open Ended Real World Math Task Problem Solving Challenges 2 | 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?

Or are you looking for a quick low-prep, ready-to-print math project that is rigorous and meaningful? **NOW WITH DIGITAL SLIDES AS WELL!**

**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
- want to send math tasks digitally to students

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 who need something more. In my classroom, I often use these 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. These problems would also be excellent work for middle school students working below grade level as the topics are relevant for them as well!

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!

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

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

This set includes the following challenges:

**The Vacation Problem:** This problem asks students to plan a vacation where they have a ton of decisions to make--from hotel prices, to flights, to meal selection. Great for building math discourse and partner skills!

**The Bakery Problem:** This task requires students to use their multiplication (or repeated addition) skills to organize new display cases at a bakery. Different baked goods fit in the display cases differently--so students need to do some good planning to make sure they can fill the cases with at least 600 treats!

**The Back to School Shopping Problem:** This challenge asks students to help Michael buy his new clothes for back to school--and to make sure he has enough clothes to get him through a week of classes. There are a number of "rules" they must follow as they shop--and a clear budget to follow!

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**All My Open-Ended Challenges!**

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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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