The Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice require students to apply their understanding of math concepts and skills. These standards emphasize logical thinking, reasoning, and conceptual understanding. Students need prompts that go beyond basic word problems in order to meet these standards.
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I plan to use these problem solving tasks in my classroom in a variety of ways. At first, I plan to use them whole-group and in small groups, to get students used to Problem Solving Procedures. Next, students will work on solving the tasks in pairs and small groups. Eventually, I would also like to use these for independent practice and as assessments.
This collection also includes a handout on Problem Solving Procedures and a Problem Solving Rubric, which I plan to copy to the back of each problem solving task...
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