Problem Solving Strategies and Ideas for Grades 2 and 3. NOW UPDATED for 2020 Ontario Math Curriculum & Digital Slides Added!! DIGITAL and PRINTABLE included. Now includes Locked and Unlocked text interactive digital slides (Google Slides TM).
Problem-solving is a fundamental skill and hits on the purpose of mathematics.
Help your students understand, use and label their strategies with these activities.
*7 Anchor Chart Posters with specific, easy to understand strategies. (choose from completed and ready to print, or Print and complete by co-creating with your students)
*8 Graphic Organizers- One for each strategy plus a blank one for your own class-created strategies. The organizers come with some prompts and structure to help students understand and include all elements of a complete answer.
*7 MODELLED LESSON materials (Question, strategy and answer key). One for each of the strategies.
*2 Craftivities: Choose from Penguin or Popsicle (same content, seasonal theme varies)- Each page includes a problem, students use the provided strategies to solve the question. When completed the pages can be cut out to create a cute craftivity which makes a great bulletin board (titles included) [Digital includes Penguin only at this time]
*1 Cootie-Catcher- Perfect for partner problem-solving. Students play the cootie-catcher in the traditional fashion and solve the problems included. 8 Problems are provided in the cootie-catcher [Digital version includes a student independent task and a partner Tic-Tac-Toe option included]
*5 Question Strips- Provided Full page for modelling, Math Congress/Bansho, or taking up the answers as a class
*Answer Key included