Open Ended Real World Math Task Problem Solving Challenges 3 | DISTANCE LEARNING

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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. Metric 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 Library Problem: This two part problem asks students to help the librarian reorganize her library! They are given different shelf options with the rules about how many books can fit on each--so using multiplication and division is key. It gets more involved, however! Students are then given a map of the library and are asked to use their measurement skills to help arrange the new shelves to make sure the library is functional.

The Football Team Feast Problem: This task asks students to solve multiple layers of a task...from figuring out how many guests will attend to how much food needs to be prepared. Multiplication sure helps as many food items come in "sets" (like 8 packs of buns) and so on.

The Wonderful Weekend Problem: This is a REAL challenge as students plan out a fun weekend for a family--keeping in mind their schedule, the miles between activities, how long it takes to travel, and so on. (includes metric option)

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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.
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

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