Daily problem solving is a great way to ensure that your students hone their math problem solving skills throughout the year. This Halloween Daily Math Puzzler printable can be downloaded from the Seasonal page on Teaching Resources. This activity page was designed to be used with the Daily Math Puzzler program, but it can be used alone as well.
The Halloween Puzzlers page includes four math word problems that require students to show their work in addition to recording their answers. I recommend having students complete one problem per day, Monday through Thursday. Each day, collect the worksheet and review their work for that day’s problem. When you return it the next day, discuss the correct solution to the previous day’s problem before providing time to work on the next one. With just four problems, you can use Friday to discuss the last problem on the page and assign additional practice for problems that caused them difficulty.
If you’re interested in learning strategies for daily math problem solving, register for my free webinar called Math Problem Solving: Once a Day, the Easy Way! This webinar will be held on November 3, 2011, but if you miss it, a recording will be available later on the webinar page. I hope you’ll join me for the live session!