Take your fifth grade students on a problem solving adventure with 180 Days of Problem Solving. This classroom resource boosts confidence as students approach multi-step, higher level word problems. With changes in math standards, teachers need an easy-to-use tool to help them quickly implement daily practice that goes beyond routine word problems. This powerful tool provides teachers with daily activities to strengthen the critical thinking skills fifth grade students need to advance to the next level. Aligned with national standards, 180 Days of Problem Solving readies students for college and career readiness.
- Each thematic unit focuses in on a standards-based concept
- Students will explore visual representations, analyze different approaches, discover diverse ways to handle complex, non-routine problems, and see how these skills apply in real-life situations
- Teacher-friendly lessons outline activities to boost critical thinking skills with complex word problems
Math has become more complicated, for both the teacher and the student. This series of books is here to help. Problem solving is an issue for many, both young and old. How to read a problem? What information am I looking for? What process am I supposed to use? 180 Days of Problem Solving offers daily practice and tips on how to think through a problem, solve the problem, then explain the process. The lesson pages are divided into weeks, then five days of the week: students do one page per day. There is instruction in the front of the book for using the material and how it aligns to standards. Help your students with their problem-solving struggles with a little bit of extra practice. ~ Donna