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This problem solving packet includes a series of tools to help your students develop the thinking behaviors and habits of effective problem solvers! Each work mat guides students through the important steps of understanding, solving, explaining, and checking the problem. The mats are perfect for helping students of ALL levels navigate complex questions, such as multi-step word problems.
Two different rubrics are included - one analytic and one holistic. The analytic rubric has detailed descriptors in each category to provide clear expectations and scoring criteria. Space is provided for teacher comments and/or peer evaluation. Characteristics of advanced reasoning and problem solving are also included to recognize above-grade level performance. The holistic rubric is perfect for daily math practice! Short and sweet, it allows you to evaluate work quickly while providing clear expectations and specific feedback.
This download includes:
- 3 different problem solving mats (to meet the unique needs of your students and the various types of problems they solve).
- 1 analytic problem solving rubric
- 1 holistic problem solving rubric
- 4 pages of teacher tips for implementation
- *EDITABLE* rubrics to meet the unique strengths and needs of your students and the variety of problems they solve!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I hope you and your students love and use this as much as mine do!