Problem Solving | 3rd Grade CCSS

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Solving problems, and using the CCSS Math Practices, in more than one way is critical to our mathematical understanding. Knowing that there is always a different way to get to the end product is such a help to our students, taking the pressure off them to just memorize one correct way. However, teaching and encouraging our students to use more than one way to solve problems is something we don't always do.

In this pack, that is the goal. Your students will be given a problem (which has been aligned to go along with the Common Core State Standards for 3rd grade) and are required to use two different strategies to get to the answer. They then will debrief the strategies as a whole class, seeing what their peers did, and learning even more strategies! The object is to make the students comfortable enough with math to see that there are two, three, four...or more ways to get to the end answer!

Included in the pack:

45 Common Core aligned problems in all 5 strands of the standards.

Problem strips to use and paste in notebooks (in case copies are an issue for you)

Each of the Common Core standards written out and ready to be displayed.

Math Practice Posters

Grading Rubric

Suggested time schedule/lesson plan for using these types of problems.

Sample schedule for HOW to introduce these problems to the students.

Guiding questions to use during implementation.

Due to the nature of this product, and the fact that the problems are intended to be solved in many ways by the students, there is no answer key available.

This product has been NEWLY UPDATED (2019) to include CCSS Math Practice Posters, lesson plans for implementation, and a grading rubric to use!

Would you like more problems? More grade levels of these Two Ways packs are available.

5th Grade Two Ways Problems Common Core Aligned

4th Grade Two Ways Problems Common Core Aligned

3rd Grade Two Ways Problems Common Core Aligned

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