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.
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