Problem Solving Task Cards: 7 Strategies for Grades 3-4 GOOGLE EDITION

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This set of 49 task cards (7 each for 7 different problem solving strategies) supports rigorous state standards and quality instruction. It is also available in a print format HERE, this version has all the same problems in a fun, digital slide show format! If you are a person who is using Google and are either projecting work or sharing work to students on computers or Chromebooks, this resource is perfect for you! Are you looking to engage your students? This is a great way to incorporate technology, save paper resources, and deliver quality instruction.

Each problem appears on a different slide. Once you get the file, you make a copy of it (SO easy to do with Google!) and then you are free to get creative! Assign the whole deck to students to work on over the course of a unit. Cut out a small number of slides to share with an intervention group. Assign a certain number of cards to the class to do as a part of a math workshop or guided math station. The sky is the limit--and because it's Google, students can even work at home! The best part? These cards are perfect for third and fourth grades.

This resource came to be because I noticed last year that I did not invest enough time in explicitly teaching problem solving strategies. I gave my students a TON of word problems…but I think I made too many assumptions that they had a decent “tool box” of strategies to pull from. This year I vowed to be better…and to start off by modeling and clearly teaching these 7 strategies—in hopes that students would begin to internalize them and draw upon them in future problems. These problems are a fantastic way to work on the Standards for Mathematical Practice!

*Make a list
*Guess and check
*Use objects to model
*Make a table
*Find a pattern
*Work backward
*Draw a picture

Each of the seven strategies listed above is given 5 “teaching” problems. Whether you use these as whole class problem solving experiences, partner problem solving tasks, or individual work, my hope is that you will spend time talking about each strategy and model with the given problems so students can see how YOU use the strategy in different contexts. At the end of the resource are 14 problems that are “unlabeled” and are perfect for independent practice where students select an appropriate strategy to use (and many different strategies may work!) to solve the problem and organize their work. This makes students really think and draw upon what they have learned without being coached.

I strongly recommend you check out the preview to see if this product is right for you!

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