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Passionate Problem Solvers

Teaching students to be life-long problem solvers is not only pertinent to mathematics, but being a problem solver is an essential tool for success in everyday life! Problem solving skills promote creativity, flexibility, and offer a way to further math understanding based on current knowledge. The following websites helped me better understand and integrate problem solving into my curriculum!
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Passionate Problem Solvers
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    Before combing through this website, I thought, “Sure, I definitely teach problem-solving skills.” I was wrong! Problem solving is such an umbrella term that I was fairly certain that most of what I was doing in my classroom included ‘problem-solving.’ This website helped me understand just what I needed to change in order to better serve the goal of teaching problem solving skills.
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    This Pinterest board could seem overwhelming, but don’t be scared off!! There is such a wealth of ideas here that give you all the tools that you need to become a problem solving super-star teacher!! Specific lessons and ideas, inspiration, and educational theories are just a few of the posts that you will find on this board.
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    This site offers specific and detailed examples of lesson plans for various topics for grades 4-8. Although the content and grade specifics may not be applicable, the overall outline and format behind these lessons could prove useful in getting your feet wet with problem solving lesson planning.
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    With any new curriculum ideas or teaching strategies, I always find myself asking the same question, ‘Who is going to come up with all the lessons, games, activities? I don’t have time for that!!’ This website helped calm my nerves with a variety of example and tangible worksheets and activities that encourage math problem-solving.
  • Margot Carmichael says:
    An awesome real-life example of how to promote problem-solving skills with easy and effective activities. This clip shows how something as simple as mental math time and a deck of cards can amp up the problem solving in your classroom.