25 pages of differentiated problem solving tasks aligned to the Common Core standards! These are the math tasks that you have been looking for to help you teach Operations and Algebraic Thinking via problem solving. This type of inquiry based learning is perfect for the teacher who wants to help students construct a deep understanding of mathematical ideas and processes by engaging them in doing mathematics. These problems are perfect to use with math journals or interactive notebooks. Did I mention that they are differentiated? That’s right, each Operations and Algebraic Thinking standard has basic grade level problems AND challenge problems! This is a total of 32 2nd Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking tasks!
WHO CAN USE THIS?
Any second grade teacher who is looking to add rigor to the math classroom! This product can easily be integrated into any classroom as a supplemental resource and it works especially well in a math workshop classroom. These questions can be used seamlessly with Interactive Math Notebooks or Math Journals . They also work well as task cards, center activities, or early finisher challenges. There are so many options!
HOW ARE THE QUESTIONS DIFFERENTIATED?
Every question is marked with either one circle or two.
O = Level 1: Great for students who are working at grade level.
OO = Level 2: Perfect for students who can handle a challenge!
These tasks are meant to encourage discussion about mathematics. Some of the problems have only one answer, and some do not. There is strong focus on “problem solving” in comparison to just word problems or story problems. This is what you need to get your students thinking deeply about math. Every question was written in rigor in mind! You and your students are going to love these!
Did I already mention that EVERY 2nd GRADE OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING COMMON CORE STANDARD is covered? Yep. 🙂
I have this product available as a bundle:
2nd Grade Differentiated Math Problem Solving Math Journal – ALL Common Core Standards BUNDLE
Or you can purchase the individual strands:
2nd Grade Differentiated Problem Solving Math Journal – Measurement and Data
2nd Grade Differentiated Problem Solving Math Journal – Operations and Algebraic Thinking
2nd Grade Differentiated Problem Solving Math Journal – Geometry
2nd Grade Differentiated Problem Solving Math Journal – Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
You may also be interested in my related (rigorous) 2nd Grade Common Core Math Assessment:
2nd Grade Common Core Math Assessment – ALL STANDARDS
– Alyssha Swanson
Teaching and Tapas: 2nd Grade in Spain