Common Problem Solving Situations

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See this resource for problems for each situation through the grades.


Rubric for DICE
Thank you to Grade 1 at the Roosevelt


DICE Explanation and Checklist
Thank you to Grade 4 at the Roosevelt



Math Stars
The purpose of Math Stars is to challenge students beyond the classroom setting. Good problems can inspire curiosity about number relationships and geometric properties. It is hoped that in accepting the challenge of mathematical problem solving, students, their parents, and their teachers will be led to explore new mathematical horizons. Math Stars are in sets for Grades 1-8 and include commentaries for teachers. All Math Stars Newsletters are ready for classroom use and available for downloading as PDF files.


Math Problem Solving Decks
You might consider allowing students to work with partners. Many of these problems are best solved with calculators. All of these problems lend themselves to students telling and writing about their thinking.



SuperStars III

The basic purpose of Superstars III is to provide the extra challenge that self-motivated students need in mathematics, and to do so in a structured, long-term program that does not impinge on the normal classroom routine or the time of the teacher. The system is not meant to replace any aspect of the school curriculum -- it is offered as a peripheral opportunity for students who identify with challenges and who want to be rewarded for their extra effort.