Take the mystery out of multi-step, higher-level problems with 180 Days of Problem Solving. With the changes in math standards, teachers need an easy-to-use classroom resource to equip them with lessons and strategies to delve deeper so students gain a better understanding of how these skills apply in real-life situations. Take students on a year-long problem solving adventure with daily activities that focuses on the skills third grade students need to know to advance to the next level. This powerful resource offers purposeful practice that goes beyond routine word problems to strengthen reasoning skills. Aligned with national standards, 180 Days of Problem Solving readies students for college and career readiness.
- Weekly thematic units hone in on a standards-based skill
- Throughout the week, students will explore visual representations, analyze different approaches, and practice non-routine problems
- Teacher-friendly 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