Whether you're a veteran math teacher or just starting out, here's the perfect tool for problem solving practice.March Daily Problem Solving for Eighth Gradeincludes a full month of word problem practice that will get your 8th grade students thinking. Formatted to reduce overwhelm while building confidence and math problem-solving strategies, this set ofMarch-themed story problemsare fun, and engaging...but most importantly this resource works!
This is the perfect way to foster 8th grade students' capacity for critical thinking and mathematical problem-solving skills. In this March Problem of the Day resource, you'll find5 weeks of daily word problemsto help students practice the math skills they need to be successful in school and life. Fun facts introduce each week's theme, and student-friendly design makes it easy for middle schoolers to solve complex multi-step math word problems without feeling overwhelmed or discouraged.
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
1) Student-friendly formatting
5 weeks (25 instructional days) of engaging, multi-step word problem practice
Problems encourage the application of problem-solving strategies
Weekly reflection to encourage a growth mindset view of math through goal setting & metacognition
Provided as a 1-page printable each week
2) Daily word problems aligned to 8th grade standards and skills including:
Calculation with decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers
Converting between units to solve
Solving multi-step equations and inequalities
Measurement - including circles
Measures of central tendency
Interpreting data in tables
3) Teacher Support Materials
Suggestions for implementation to help you get started right away
Answer keys for easy grading & to help model one potential method for solving
At-a-glance guide for a snapshot of weekly themes and skills addressed
❑ Increase students' confidence with a variety of math word problem formats
❑ Build confidence with multi-step word problems in 10-15 minutes a day
❑ Identify misconceptions or skill gaps & address them quickly & effectively
❑ No prep paper-saving format fits on a single page & doesn't overwhelm students
❑ Encourages discussion about math problem solving skills & strategies
Way to Incorporate Daily Problem Solving into your 7th grade math Classroom
• Use it as part of your daily warm-up or as a bellringer
• Include it in whole or small group math instruction
• Build these problems into your plans for test prep
• Offer these problems as Independent enrichment for early finishers
• Send the daily problem as homework
Here's what teachers & homeschoolers say about this resource:
♥ My students benefited tremendously when I began using these! Their confidence lacked when it came to word problems, but having one every day became routine and their confidence grew. The reflection at the end of the week told me a lot about how students were feeling, too. I also love how they aligned with holidays and true information… - Jennifer H.
♥These have been very helpful to provide the students with much-needed problem-solving practice. It's challenging but short and sweet, so the students don't get discouraged - built-in "struggle time" that they need and try to avoid! It ensures I get some problem solving in regularly, even if we don't get to this every day. Thank you for this product! - Jacqueline T.
♥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.
♥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 am obsessed with this set! My students love it, I love it, and after walking through my room when I was doing this whole group my Principal now loves it! Fantastically rigorous problems! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! - T.L.
♥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 a game changer. My 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.
♥My daughter loves this in conjunction with a bell ringer resource and a few writing prompts as a warm-up to her day. It serves well to get her thinking and problem-solving at the start of her day. I am a huge advocate for creative practice and word problems really stretch the creative muscles. Love this! Thank you! - Amy G.