1st Grade Problem Solving and Mathematical Thinking Skills
The Problem Solving Think Tank helps teach 1st grade problem solving and mathematical thinking skills. It’s a great classroom teaching resource for core math programs.
The activity cards in this resource are written in English on one side and Spanish on the other. Students work in pairs or independently to complete each activity. The activity cards are separated into easy to understand categories that become progressively more rewarding as students move through the Think Tank.
This resource makes for an ideal “center” that allows for math practice throughout the school day. Each award winningThink Tank provides a student progress chart, answer keys, and identifies which activities are best suited to assess the performance of student understanding.
Develop 1st Grade Problem Solving and Mathematical Thinking Skills
The uses of this product are endless. Here are some of the ways that schools use them:
Small Group work
Fast Finisher Activities
Daily/Morning Problem Solving Work
Weekly Math Journal Activities
Whole Class Math Discussions
The ORIGO online resource STaRT is a nice companion piece and provides guided instruction to problem solving strategies in real world problems.
Each Tank Includes
240 laminated activity cards sequenced into 12 sets
English and Spanish language on each card
Assessment activities for student portfolios
Reproducible student progress chart
“Think Tanks are an excellent resource to help me meet the needs of my heterogeneous classroom. They are self-directed, easy for kids to monitor their own progress, and provocative of children’s curiosity. They help with that, ‘I’m finished, what do I do now?’ time as well as make an excellent choice during “centers” time.”
Chris Natale Math Coordinator Manorhaven School Port Washington, New York