Looking for some fun problem solving problems to get your students thinking and communicating mathematically?
This problem solving pack emphasizes the use of a variety of problem solving strategies to address the included carnival-themed tasks, appropriate for students in grades 3 - 6. While there is not a specific strategy that has to be used to solve each problem, there are strategies that would be considered more efficient than others. This is an excellent time to discuss the various ways students solved each problem and provide students with the opportunity to expand their problem solving toolboxes.
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This pack includes 18 problems presented as 9 different problem types. With the exception of problems 2, 5, 8, and 9, each problem has similar problems labeled with an A, B, or C. The “A” problem type represents the easier/ easiest problem of the group. The “B” problem type represents a more challenging task, and a “C” problem type is the most difficult task of the set. In addition, each problem includes an answer key and sample solution strategy.
1- Look for a Pattern (includes 1A, 1B, and 1C)
2- Use Logical Reasoning (includes 2)
3- Work Backwards (includes 3A and 3B; 3C is similar but is solved a little differently)
4- Make a List (includes 4A and 4B)
5- Act it Out (includes 5)
6- Guess and Check (includes 6A, 6B, and 6C)
7- Use Objects (includes 7A, 7B, and 7C)
8- Make a Table (includes 8)
9- Work Backwards (includes 9)
I hope this pack strengthens your students’ problem solving skills!- The Routty Math Teacher
Problem Solving at the Carnival Math Pack
by Shametria L. Routt
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
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