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Problem of the Week is the perfect routine to help students develop problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills - in about 10 minutes per day! This resource has everything you need to get started problem solving in your classroom with any problems you choose!
PLEAE NOTE: PROBLEMS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE. This resource ONLY includes the directions and ideas for starting this routine in your class. If you need this resource with problems included, click here for 4th grade and here for 5th grade.
In this resource, you have the tools to start a Problem of the Week routine in your classroom. No matter what grade you teach, students can engage with any problem for multiple days, give and receive feedback from their peers, and revise their work. You can use this routine to review previously taught material, introduce a new skill or strategy in context or to assess what students have learned.
Included in this helpful resource:
• Daily Directions for Problem of the Week Routine
• Mini-Anchor Chart (to help students when they are stuck)
• Problem of the Week Journal Cover
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