Do you need to get your kids solving problems and explaining their thinking without looking for that one right answer? Try this set of Geometry math journals! Students work on these journal prompts independently, with a partner, or small groups. A majority of the prompts focus on open ended problem solving, so students will have multiple different answers. After solving the problem and showing their ideas, students learn the importance of being able to explain and justify their thinking.
I was looking for strategies to increase student understanding of word problems. This resource has been great to give my students to the practice they need with real world math problems. Love these activities for my 4th and 5th grade students!!
Many kids who struggle to calculate math problems in their heads also demonstrate working memory deficits. If your child has trouble with multi-step directions and math word problems, that doesn’t mean she’s not as smart as her peers — it just means you might want to help her improve her working memory skills.