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Problem solving is one of the most challenging skills we teach in second grade math. Research shows the best way to build these skills is through short, purposeful daily practice with both single- and multi-step word problems. These March-themed math story problems are provided in a paper-saving print version and fully digital via Google Slides
Designed to take less than 15 minutes per day - including giving students time to solve, discuss, and review - each month's problems include single-step, multi-step, and word problems with extra information. This helps build students' capacity for critical thinking and mathematical problem-solving skills.
The problems increase in complexity across the months. This is purposefully done to help prepare your 2nd grade students for the types of problems they may see on state tests and as they progress through elementary school.
Your download includes:
• Daily Problem Solving Teacher's Guide for Digital & Print
• 5 weeks of March-themed word problems - in both Google Slides & Print
• Answer keys
• Access to step-by-step directions for assigning these in Google Classroom
Word Problem Themes:
Each week includes a fun fact and the word problems are themed to align with monthly holidays, special events, and learner-friendly topics. This month's topics are:
✔ Week 1: Reading
✔ Week 2: Pi Day
✔ Week 3: St. Patrick's Day
✔ Week 4: Spring
✔ Week 5: Space
Ways to Use the Problems:
• Digital classrooms or for home learning
• During whole or small group math instruction
• Projected or on an interactive whiteboard as a daily problem-solving warm-up
• Test prep
• Independent enrichment or challenge problems for early finishers
Benefits of a Problem of the Day format:
❑ 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
Get the 12-month bundle here: 2nd Grade Daily Problem Solving (Print + Digital Bundle)
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