This trial of my popularDaily Problem Solvingseries includes a full week of daily multistep word problem practice for grade 6. Student-friendly formatting helps reduce overwhelm while building math problem-solving skills. Story problems can be a huge challenge for students, and they only become more challenging as students progress through schooling. With theMath Problem of the Dayformat, students get daily practice breaking down and applying problem-solving strategies to help them build their confidence and competence in mathematics.
If you're looking for the best resource to help your students master tricky word problems and you're hoping to avoid frustration for your struggling or reluctant learners, your search is over! Download this freebie to see what you can expect from the12-month 6th Grade Math Problem of the Day bundle.
*Teacher note:These problems were designed to allow students safe opportunities for struggle time. If you download this free week & find it too difficult, feel free to check out thefree week of 5th grade Daily Problem Solvingto see if it may be more appropriate for your learners at this time.
1) Student-friendly formatting
Clear, easy to read problems
Workspace for students to problem solve & show work
Weekly fun facts and themed problems to engage students
Built-in graphic organizers to support skill acquisition
Provided as a 1-page printable or as daily Google Slides
2) Approachable, yet challenging, practice with key types of word problems that all students should be exposed to:
Single-step word problems
Multi-step word problems
Word problems with extra information
4) Teacher support materials
Monthly scope & sequence includes weekly themes and skills being addressed
Answer Keys for all problems
Tips for preparation and implementation
Instructions for digital Google Drive version
*Digital Access Note:This resource includes digital access via GOOGLE SLIDES.For the digital versions, you will need Internet access and a free Google account OR Google Classroom.Learners will work on computers or iPads. Upon purchasing, you will download documents containing links to the digital files, along with easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! These are easily shared digitally between you and your students.
The Benefits of Using a Math Word Problem of the Day
❑ Daily practice builds routine and structure for practice
❑ Less overwhelming to reluctant or struggling learners
❑ Helps identify students who may need additional support
❑ Encourages discussion about skills & strategies
Ways to incorporate these story problems into your math routine:
• Daily warm-ups or math center
• Whole or small group math instruction
• Independent enrichment or challenge problems for early finishers
• Test prep
♥AMAZING RESOURCE! I have my kiddos do daily math each week but wanted to incorporate more word problems. I staple this each week to their original daily math page. The problems are diverse and challenging. I love how many skills are covered and how they are multi-step. Perfect!! - Samantha M.
♥Love that this mixes multi-step and one-step problems. I used it as a center. The kids had some great discussions about how they solved the problems. I asked them to read the problem aloud, pull the information, work the problem independently, and then discuss answers, so they are able to see that there are multiple ways to come up with one answer. - Madyson T.
♥These are amazing! I started using them halfway through the year when I found this resource since my other daily entry wasn't working. It connects great with the growth mindset activities I've been starting to incorporate into the classroom! Thank you for this great, confidence-building activity for my students to engage in each day! :) - F.F.
♥I absolutely LOVE this product! I cannot say enough good things about it. It is rigorous and covers so many of our critical standards. I start each math lesson with this as a warm-up. As the students come in for math they get started on it and then we go over it together. I like that it has a reflection at the end so my kids think about what skills they have mastered and which ones they still need to work on. I like the monthly theme with the little fact. So fun! -Rebecca R.
♥This was agame-changer. My 6th-grade students hate/or are afraid of word problems. We do these problems as a math bell ringer and then we go over them together. The best part for me was seeing them go from sitting there staring at the wall to actually TRYING to do the problems themselves. They made mistakes, but they tried! The kids love that each week has a theme. Thank you! - D.M.