Since problem based learning is an essential part of teaching the Common Core, why not start your students' day with a real life problem to solve? Morning Math consists of a problem for each day of the school year that requires students to think critically, applying mathematical skills learned throughout the school year.
Reminders to THINK, SHOW, AND SOLVE are included:
THINK: What am I to figure out in this problem? How can I use the information I'm given to solve the problem? How many steps will it take before I get to the answer? What strategy can I use to solve the problem?
SHOW: Write my thinking and strategies for solving the problem in the white space.
SOLVE: Once I've shown my work, write the answer(s).
Morning Math may be used as a starter for students arriving to class, as an independent assignment after work is complete, as a problem solving center activity, or for a whole class activity.
The First 12 Weeks Set includes problems that require application of skills with mixed operations, multi-step problem solving, and critical thinking. Set 2 for the 2nd 12 Weeks will be available several weeks before the First 12 Weeks is over.
*The problems are third grade problems, but may be used as a differentiation tool for 2nd and 4th grade students.
*This free sample is the first week of the Morning Math: First 12 Weeks Set.
Check out all the Morning Math Sets here!
First 12 Weeks Set
Second 12 Weeks Set
Third 12 Weeks Set
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