Beyond Traditional Math

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By Beyond Traditional Math
If you've been paying attention to the assessments that are following the Common Core State Standards, then you know that we need to raise rigor in our classrooms when it comes to problem solving. These problems will help prepare students for
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Rubrics
$3.50
438 ratings
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Students get to step into the shoes of a designer in this open ended performance task. After years of begging student's parents are finally letting them design and remodel their bedroom. What is in the problem? There are 6 in-depth problems
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Test Prep
$3.00
305 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Everyone loves to mini golf! In this math project students design mini golf course holes on paper, buy supplies, and build their design as a model. It is an engaging math project that became a student favorite. This math project has been used for
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, GATE
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$5.00
240 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
This resource is here to help students engage in math talk, practice for the SBAC, PARCC or other standardized tests, and to work through the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this activity, students decide for themselves whether six
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Math Centers
$3.00
307 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Open ended problems encourage students to think outside the box, find multiple answers, and to challenge themselves. I've used these prompts for years to promote math talk in the classroom, and finally put them all together into a large document,
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, GATE, Math Centers
$10.00
212 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Go beyond coloring sheets and cleaning up the playground for Earth Day. Go deeper with students by studying important environmental issues. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an environmental problem in the Pacific Ocean. Discovered in 1997, it is
Subjects:
Math, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Minilessons, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
142 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
My first set of open ended problems became an overnight best seller. I was asked by many buyers to create more, and they are finally here. I think these are just amazingly fun to create, and the students love to solve them. These problems will help
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Rubrics
$3.50
182 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
This is an exciting STEM project that spans several days (depending how you'd like to structure it, you could fit it in for two full school days up to a week). This unit is cross curricular, with structured lesson and learning targets in Reading,
Subjects:
Reading, Math, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
3.MD.B.4, 4.MD.B.4, RI.3.1, RI.4.1, W.3.2
$3.00
131 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
This resource is here to help students engage in math talk, practice for the SBAC, PARCC or other standardized tests, and to work through the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this activity, students decide for themselves whether six
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Staff
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Math Centers
$3.00
152 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Tired of using worksheets to teach map skills? I used worksheets for years but something didn't feel right. I knew my students weren't learning map skills deeply when I was teaching this way. That was when the Hands on Map Skills project was
Subjects:
Applied Math, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), GATE
$5.00
106 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
This is a chance for students to plan their dream party! Using the attached budget sheet, flyers from the grocery store and a little cash upfront from you (or from your students), students create the best party that they can with the limitations
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Decimals
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, GATE
$3.00
97 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
This resource is here to help students engage in math talk, practice for the SBAC, PARCC or other standardized tests, and to work through the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this activity, students decide for themselves whether six
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Math Centers
$3.00
149 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
An architect firm would like to hire your students! In this math project students design a one room space of their choice to learn how to calculate area to estimate flooring needs. They are paid for their designs and can be hired on for more!
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7, 4.MD.A.3
$4.00
104 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
In this resource, the Standards for Mathematical Practice are broken down so that elementary students can understand and use them. This guide will walk you through all of the standards, including how to create a classroom community of problem
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Test Prep, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
130 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Students plan an epic sleepover in this open ended performance task! What is in the problem? There are 11 in-depth problems within this gigantic problem (each step is it's own problem) walking the student through what they need to do. The
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Test Prep
$3.00
79 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Incorporate problem solving into your math block with 90 practice word problems that are based on CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) problem types. These multiplication and division problem types are in the Common Core State Standards and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3
$5.00
88 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.70 MB)
By Beyond Traditional Math
This resource is here to help students engage in math talk, practice for the SBAC, PARCC or other standardized tests, and to work through the Standards for Mathematical Practice. In this activity, students decide for themselves whether six
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Staff
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Math Centers
$3.00
120 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Students are asked to become builders and designers as they make movie theaters! This is an in-depth look at arrays and the conceptual understanding behind multiplication. This is a perfect project for those students that continually mix up the
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Test Prep
$5.00
54 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
Open ended problems (or performance tasks) are a great way to get students to think deeply, and to use the Standards for Mathematical Practice. You can purchase all three separate, or save by purchasing all three together. Open Ended Word Problems
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Test Prep, Printables
$13.00
91 ratings
4.0
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By Beyond Traditional Math
What do you do when you hit a road block or a problem? You call a friend, talk to someone near you to get help or look it up. This makes us better learners, and it allows us to gain new knowledge and strategies. Students can become better problem
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, GATE, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
90 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Elementary Math Coach, 10 years experience teaching 3rd and 4th grade. Striving to teach deep conceptual understanding through real world math projects, math talk, and rigorous problem solving.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Problem/Project Based Learning, Inquiry Learning, Hands on Activities. I use Jane Pollock's GANAG format for many of my products. Her method is research based and gets results! My math lessons heavily focus on the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Bachelor's Degree in Pyschology/Human Development Teaching License Grade 1-8 Master's Degree in Educational Technology

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