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CCSSMP6

CCSSMP4

CCSSMP2

CCSSMP1

CCSS4.OA.A.3

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**Are you looking for higher-level math problem based learning/problem solving activities to use with your students?** Do you want low prep, low ink AND flexibility—a math problem solving resource that can be used with small enrichment groups or can be tiered so you can use it with your entire class…but at different levels?

Do you want your students problem solving, thinking creatively, writing and talking about math, and working collaboratively? Do you want them working on math in “real world” contexts? **Would you like all of this with included DIGITAL OPTIONS as well?**

**This may be just what you are looking for!**

What do you get? Thisbundle contains ALL SEVEN of my “Thinker Task” project based learning math resources! Each of these open-ended resources is geared toward helping your students become better problem solvers, math thinkers, collaborators, and more!

Each problem-solving task in this resource is a FULL copy of each “Thinker Task” in my store...and you get a TON with each one!

- Differentiated tasks to provide the same problem with different "access" levels
- “Math by the Numbers” cards to get students working on "making sense" of problems and determining solution strategies
- Math practice activities to use the real-world problem to practice differentiated computation and problem solving
- Math enrichment opportunities
- Math talk prompts
- Digital slides
- And more!

I have bundled them together to offer them in one convenient file at a reduced price. If you already own several of these, you may not want to invest in this—but if you only own one or two, this is a great bargain for you! Not sure what these are? Check out the preview for more information and see the individual thinker tasks for additional information.

*Where did my inspiration come from?*

For years, I have wished and hoped for a resource that would provide my students with high quality, open-ended tasks to allow them to apply what they learn to real world situations. Guess what? They are hard to find! So I thought and I thought…and finally, the idea for a flexible, high-level series of problems came to me. They can be used in so many ways--

- with your whole class
- with enrichment groups
- or fast finishers
- or even in different ways with different students!

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CCSSMP6

Attend to precision. Mathematically proficient students try to communicate precisely to others. They try to use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning. They state the meaning of the symbols they choose, including using the equal sign consistently and appropriately. They are careful about specifying units of measure, and labeling axes to clarify the correspondence with quantities in a problem. They calculate accurately and efficiently, express numerical answers with a degree of precision appropriate for the problem context. In the elementary grades, students give carefully formulated explanations to each other. By the time they reach high school they have learned to examine claims and make explicit use of definitions.

CCSSMP4

Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.

CCSSMP2

Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.

CCSSMP1

Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.

CCSS4.OA.A.3

Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

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