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Farmer Donald has an open-ended problem on his farm! Your students must collaborate to help him figure out how many animals he has in the barnyard! They will also use their problem solving skills to decide out how long it takes Mrs. Kane to drive to
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 3.MD.A.1, 2.NBT.A.2, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.A.1, 3.OA.D.8
\$3.50
5 ratings
3.4
Open-Ended Math Questions! Jon has a problem! He needs to figure out how to spend his birthday money! Your students will sharpen their money skills as they use critical thinking to generate solutions to the Birthday List and What's For Lunch
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Problem Solving
4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.7, 4.OA.A.3
\$3.50
5 ratings
3.9
Open-Ended Math Questions! Your students will sharpen their money skills as they use critical thinking to generate solutions to the Birthday List and What's For Lunch money questions. Other differentiated activities include Pizza Party and Zoo
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Word Problems
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, 2.NBT.B.7, 3.NBT.A.2, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
\$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
Open-Ended Math Questions!It's LaShawn's birthday! Your students will sharpen their problem solving skills when they help LaShawn decide how many cookies to take to school. This 13 page packet also includes a differentiated Creepy Crawlies
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.7, 3.NBT.A.2, 3.NBT.A.3, 2.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8, 2.G.A.1
\$3.50
4 ratings
3.8
Help your students sharpen their elapsed time skills and problem solving skills through open-ended questioning. Open-ended questioning require your students to leave behind facts and basic recall and think conceptually. Students use critical
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations
4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.MD.A.2, 4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.7
\$3.50
1 rating
4.0
Open-Ended Math Questions! Your students will expand their angle identification skills as they use critical thinking to create angles in What's My Angle, Angles to Triangles and Lines to Angles! Students will also create and solve real world story
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Geometry, Word Problems
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.MD.C.5a, 4.MD.C.5b, 4.MD.C.6
\$4.50
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Do your students need to brush up on standards covered earlier in the school year? Do you still have a few content gaps before the big test? Use The Math Review Grade 5 to cover CCSS and IAS standards and keep previously covered content fresh and
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Decimals, Place Value
5th
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep, Homework
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.2
\$4.00
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Bring new life to your Bible study classes with Bible Graphic Organizers ! As an educator, I believe in the effectiveness of Close Reading methods. Research shows repeated readings help students retain what they read.Graphic organizersfocus learning
Subjects:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.5.2, W.5.1b, W.4.1b
\$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
Open-Ended Math Questions! Help Sloan and Kyla build a new layout for their Mind Draft game! Kya and Dakota need help to figure out how long they have been playing Great Marlo Cart! Your students will expand their problem solving skills as they
Subjects:
Geometry, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.MD.A.2, 4.MD.A.3
\$4.50
1 rating
4.0
This engaging flash card activity will get your class interacting about fractions! Your students will review crucial fraction vocabulary concepts, identify and generate reduced fractions and practice 21st centurycommunication skills. Simplify
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Flash Cards, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.3a, 4.NF.A.1, 5.NF.A.1
\$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Open-Ended Math Questions! This packet contains 9 different learning activities. Your students will sharpen their measurement skills as they use critical thinking to generate solutions to the measurement questions. Activities include metric and
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Measurement, Word Problems
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.3, 2.NBT.B.5, W.3.3a
\$4.00
1 rating
4.0
Open-Ended Math Questions! Farmer Brown has a problem on his farm. Your students will sharpen their problem solving skills when they help Farmer Brown, and his wife count his chicks and cows! This 17 page packet includes differentiated open-ended
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Word Problems, Problem Solving
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.9, 3.NBT.A.2
\$3.50
not yet rated
Open-Ended Math Questions! You are the owner of Books R Us book store! Fill in the missing information to make a graph that shows your sales for the month! Your students will sharpen their graphing skills as they use critical thinking to generate
Subjects:
Graphing, Word Problems, Problem Solving
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
4.MD.B.4, 5.MD.B.2
\$4.00
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This two-lesson engaging innovative approach to doing math will change your students' attitude towards seatwork! Current brain-based research shows that students need to move about every 20 minutes. Math Workout! combines skills practice and
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Word Problems
1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.MD.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.4
\$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Do your students need to brush up on standards covered earlier in the school year? Do you still have a few content gaps before the big test? Use The Math Review Grade 5 to cover CCSS and IAS standards and keep previously covered content fresh and
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Fractions, Place Value
5th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.3b, 5.NF.B.3
\$3.50
1 rating
4.0
Open-Ended Math Questions: Polygons and Area! How many shapes can your students create? Your students will sharpen their problem solving skills when they create several different types polygons! This 22 page packet includes 5 differentiated
Subjects:
Geometry, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.MD.B.5, 2.MD.C.8, 3.MD.C.6, 2.OA.A.1, 2.G.A.1, 3.G.A.1, 3.G.A.2, 3.MD.C.7d
\$4.50
not yet rated
Graphic organizers are an effective tool to help students order and retain new information. Organizers are particularly important when dealing with nonfiction texts. My 3-2-1 Go! organizer adds an extra 21st century component - student questioning.
Subjects:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.4.2, RI.4.4, RI.5.2, W.5.1b, W.3.2b, W.4.1b, W.4.2b
\$3.00
1 rating
4.0
A simple, easy to use research or informational report graphic organizer! Help your students write clear, concise four-paragraph reports with the Report Graphic Organizer. This product includes tips and instructions for how to successfully use the
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.5.2, W.3.2a, W.4.2a
\$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Help your students sharpen their rounding skills! Students must use critical thinking skills to generate several solutions to the rounding questions. This activity is differentiated to challenge every student in your class. The open-ended,
Subjects:
Geometry, Numbers
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.3, 3.NBT.A.1, 2.G.A.3, 3.G.A.2
\$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
The Math Workout! Current brain-based research shows that students need to move about every 20 minutes. Movement helps connect both sides of the brain, enhances learning, refocuses the brain, improves academic performance, and increases cognition.
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Other (Math)
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.2, 2.NBT.A.3
\$3.50
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! I'm Mary Kane! I've been teaching for thirty two years in public, private and Christian schools, in a variety of classroom assignments. From kindergarten to ninth grade, music to math, block teaching to homeroom, I've taught a little bit of everything! I am very interested in 21st century learning and methodologies. I am also a member of ASCD. Thanks for stopping by! Mary Kane

MY TEACHING STYLE

PBL, Learning Centers, Close Reading, 21 Century Learning

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my bachelors degree from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have taken many graduate courses from several universities and I am ACSI certified.

I live in a small town in the Midwest with my husband. We are recent empty-nesters. During my spare time I write Bible studies, canoe with my husband, jog, ride my bike and work in my garden. I am an organic foodie and I love spending time with my family. I also co-author a website www.onlybyprayer.com with my sister!