Take your students on a year-round problem-solving adventure with thematic units that hone in on the key skills needed to meet today's standards. With the changes in mathematics, teachers need a tool to help them implement lessons that provide a deeper understanding of math concepts. The 180 Days of Problem Solving gives teachers daily opportunities to go beyond routine word problems to strengthen reasoning skills with practice that shows how these skills apply in real-life situations. Aligned with national standards, this comprehensive resource prepares students for college and career readiness.
- Students will use visual representations, and analyze various approaches to solving routine and non-routine problems
- Weekly lesson plan equips teachers with a thematic unit that hones in on a standards-aligned skill
- Throughout the unit week, easy-to-use lessons outline activities to boost critical thinking skills with multi-step, higher-level 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