PBL Problem Solving Math Projects - Low Prep Math Tasks - Print and Digital

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    Are you looking for higher-level math performance tasks and problem solving activities to use with your students? Do you want low prep, low ink AND flexibility—a math problem solving resource that can be used with small enrichment groups or can be tiered so you can use it with your entire class…but at different levels?

    Do you want your students problem solving, thinking creatively, writing and talking about math, and working collaboratively? Do you want them working on math in “real world” contexts? Would you like all of this with included DIGITAL OPTIONS as well?

    This may be just what you are looking for!

    What do you get? This bundle contains ALL SEVEN of my “Thinker Task” project based learning math resources. Each of these open-ended resources is geared toward helping your students become better problem solvers, math thinkers, collaborators, and more!

    Each problem-solving task in this resource is a FULL copy of each “Thinker Task” in my store...and you get a TON with each one!

    • Differentiated tasks to provide the same problem with different "access" levels
    • “Math by the Numbers” cards to get students working on "making sense" of problems and determining solution strategies
    • Math practice activities to use the real-world problem to practice differentiated computation and problem solving
    • Math enrichment opportunities
    • Math talk prompts
    • Digital slides
    • And more!

    I have bundled them together to offer them in one convenient file at a reduced price. If you already own several of these, you may not want to invest in this—but if you only own one or two, this is a great bargain for you! Not sure what these are? Check out the preview for more information and see the individual thinker tasks for additional information.

    Where did my inspiration come from?

    For years, I have wished and hoped for a resource that would provide my students with high quality, open-ended tasks to allow them to apply what they learn to real world situations. Guess what? They are hard to find! So I thought and I thought…and finally, the idea for a flexible, high-level series of problems came to me. They can be used in so many ways--

    • with your whole class
    • with enrichment groups
    • or fast finishers
    • or even in different ways with different students!


    Looking for more Thinker Task resources? Here is the complete list!

    The Amusement Park Problem

    Back to School Shopping Problem

    Holiday Feast Problem

    A Sleepover Problem

    A Valentine Celebration Problem

    A Holiday Cookie Problem

    A Fundraising Problem

    A Bundle of All 7 Tasks!

    AND NOW...some open ended tasks for my grade 2 and 3 friends!


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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.
    Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
    Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
    Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
    Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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