One of the best things I’ve done in my classroom this year is to start my kids on Problem Solving Path. Problem solving path is a bulletin board based problem solving problem that my kids use during math centers. There are ten “shops” on problem solving path that could be found in any real community: a supermarket, a post office, a police station, a bakery, a hardware store, an elementary school, a pizza parlor, a bookstore, a train station, and a pharmacy. Each shop has a real life math problem that focuses on one of the many topics we cover during the year. The entire pack is aligned to both UK National standards and the US Common Core curriculum, so I know I’m covering and reinforcing all of the standards my students need to be successful. But, the best part is that my kids LOVE to work on it! They enjoy finding real life answers and they like this journal which organizes everything for them. Download this free Math Journal for Month 1 of Problem Solving Path for Grade 3 (Year 4 – UK) from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Are Your Students On the Path?
Educator, blogger, mom, fulltime RVer. As an educator, Heidi has taught 1st through 5th grade in both US and UK curriculum, as well as teaching all grade levels in the computer lab at a Title I school in Georgia, USA. Heidi has taught in the US and Morocco, both with high ELL populations and has even spent a few years homeschooling her own three sons in a multilingual program. She shares the knowledge and insight she has gained from her diverse teaching career on the teaching blog Raki's Rad Resources.
Starting in 2014, Heid moved her family of 5 moved into their RV to make adventuring a bigger part of their lives. You can follow that adventure at RVing with the Raki's.