Real World Math Task Open Ended Problem Solving Challenge Set 6- Print & Digital

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Are you looking for challenging math problems and tasks that keep your students engaged, apply the math you have taught, and meet the standards of the Common Core or other rigorous math standards? Looking for a quick low-prep, ready-to-print math project that is rigorous and meaningful?

Check out these low-floor, high-ceiling tasks!

(And now you can have it in both PRINT and DIGITAL versions!)

This set of 3 challenges can be used in a number of ways…as whole class explorations, as small group challenges, or as independent work for those students needing something more.

In my classroom, these are whole-class explorations where students work in teams, share ideas, guess and check their ideas—and then present their solutions. The problem solving and math applications are high-level and meaningful. See what you think!

Three separate challenges are included, each taking several class periods. Teaching outside the U.S.? The one challenge with measurement also includes a more generic "unit" version instead of "feet"! Because there are many solutions, no answers are able to be included--although when needed, teaching tips are added. Problem solving is really about the PROCESS!

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This resource is also available in several different bundles as listed below.

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Appropriate for grades 3-5—depending on skill level and level of support offered. Download the preview to see exactly what you get--I don't think you will be disappointed.

This set includes the following challenges:

Backyard Beginnings: This problem asks students to help plan a backyard. They start with a rectangular yard area and then need to place a fenced area, a garden, and a shed and use area and perimeter concepts along the way. Bonus questions included as well.

Rachel's Rugs: A store owner has a great rug design--but a customer wants it customized! Students need to determine what fraction of the sample rug is each color--and then redesign the rug to give a new design while keeping the fractional areas the same. Making the rug symmetrical is a bonus! Bonus questions included.

Cassie's Cupcakes:: This challenge requires students to take a set of information about cupcake cost, price per batch, and more to help Cassie decide what to sell in her shop. Problem solving and addition of money are key in this challenge!

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All My Open-Ended Challenges!

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Set 1 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 2 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 3 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 4 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 5 can be found by clicking Here!

Set 6 can be found by clicking Here!

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The entire bundle of sets 1-3 can be found by clicking Here!

The entire bundle of sets 4-6 can be found by clicking Here!

Want ALL SIX? The "MEGABUNDLE" is now available by clicking Here!

What about open-ended challenges for grades 2-3? Click HERE

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All rights reserved by ©The Teacher Studio. Purchase of this problem set entitles the purchaser the right to reproduce the pages in limited quantities for single classroom use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden without written permission from the author at fourthgradestudio@gmail.com. Additional licenses are available at a reduced price.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
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.
Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

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