What's the Question? Problem Solving and Mathematical Comprehension

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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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22.3 MB   |   92 pages

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Help your students develop deeper mathematical understandings in this engaging and challenging activity that integrates problem solving and writing. You give them the answer and allow your students to create the story and question to go with the answer. This activity is great for use in math centers, small group and whole class teaching. As students creatively create the problems, they have the opportunity to make connections, use relevant knowledge and demonstrate their mathematical knowledge. Includes: Ideas for differentiation, first grade examples, 87 pages with answers ready to print in black and white and 1 blank worksheet for adding your own answers.


UPDATED October 2015- Added 48 more pages specifically for the upper elementary classroom. Now contains more pages for fractions and larger numbers. If you already own this, please re-download to get the newest edition.

Based on the following article:
Barlow, A.T. and Cates, J.M. “The Answer is 20 Cookies. What is the Question?” Teaching Children Mathematics (2007), 252–255.

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What's the Question? Problem Solving and Mathematical Comp
What's the Question? Problem Solving and Mathematical Comp
What's the Question? Problem Solving and Mathematical Comp
What's the Question? Problem Solving and Mathematical Comp