Homework for Thinkers - Problem-Solving Fun
No-prep problem-solving for homework!
This resource packet offers a variety of one-page problem-solving activities that cen be used any time of year. They are theme-free
and support a variety
of content areas and basic skills while giving students interesting opportunities for low-stakes problem-solving practice.
Most of these are open-ended activities
that invite many different types of responses, so they can be used more than once during the year. And some of the activities are designed to be used over and over. Included are activities that support math concepts, literature response, observation, reading and/or writing skills, and more.
Some of these activities can supplement specific lessons, but any of them can stand on their own to offer review, practice, and/or problem-solving practice. Several include a writing component of some kind, and many include drawing or coloring as an essential component of the task. For the most part, parent help should not be required for students to complete these activities.
Any of these activities can also be used in the classroom.
And... they are perfect for substitutes!
The resource includes 76 activities,
Around the House - 9 pages
- sort, categorize, count, observe
Draw and Write - 11 pages
- prompts for drawing before writing
Color Combinations - 6 pages
-- color, add, and compare
Working with Patterns - 9 pages
- extend, create, interpret, describe
Counting Money - 8 pages
-- count, draw, skip-count, add
Observe and Compare - 6 pages
-- describe similarities and differences
What Goes in the Box? - 8 pages
-- add, subtract, and find the unknown
See It • Draw It - 7 pages
-- observe, draw, resize, rotate, and more
Story Problems - 13 pages
-- draw to help solve word problems
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Several of these activity pages include “blank” templates so teachers can make additional, similar worksheets, or for differentiating according to student need.
and Creating Art With Kids
lessons and resources are designed to focus primarily on the learning process. They are intended to be open-ended enough to encourage student creativity and detailed enough to give teachers clear direction.
Related resources of interest:
• assorted art-integrated resources •
Artist Biographies for Kids, Volume One
Integrating Art Across the Curriculum Sampler Bundle
Learn Language Arts Strategies with Art Bundle
Spelling by Choice
Time for Reading: Fractions on the Clock
For art-making ideas and suggestions:
Making Time For Art
-- a free download
Art Task Cards Bundle
-- great for early finishers or art centers
Visit my blog, Creating Art With Kids,
for detailed descriptions and helpful tips about the teaching process for many of my art lessons.
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