Peanut Butter Math Puzzles 2 CCSS Problem Solving Challenges-2nd Gr 2nd Qtr Pack

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Kids love numbers! Kids love challenges!

Peanut Butter Puzzles are a fun way for your students to problem solve, laugh, cooperate, and incorporate their knowledge of numbers while challenging their way of thinking.

Each challenge contains 6-7 questions all pertaining to a given 'Did you know' fun fact. The questions progress in difficulty throughout the challenge. The final piece to the challenge is to practice basic operational skills and discover the mystery number!

In this packet you will find:
1. A how-to teacher's guide
2. 9 weekly printable challenges to be used during the 2nd quarter of second grade. Each page has specific CCSS covered during the challenge.
3. Answer sheets for each challenge.

You'll love saving documentation time as the challenges tie into specific CCSS and are noted on each challenge page. These challenges have been successfully tested in the classroom and kids look forward to the weekly activity.

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Total Pages
20 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them.
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members, e.g., by pairing objects or counting them by 2s; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.


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