This printable March-themed Problem of the Day for 6th gradegives students opportunities to practice and apply their math problem-solving strategies to help build confidence and mathematical competence for sixth grade learners.
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 6th grade students for the types of problems they may see on state tests and as they progress through elementary school into middle school.
Your download includes:
• Daily Problem Solving Teacher's Guide
• 5 weeks of printable March-themed word problems
• Answer keys
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 • 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