Thursday, September 22, 2022

FREE MATH LESSON - “Kindergarten Problem Solving Task Cards and Math Journal Prompts - Free Sample”

by My Happy Place

Problem solving in kindergarten can sometimes slip through the cracks! With a ready-to-use set of standards-aligned kindergarten word problems, though, it's easy to make problem solving part of your math routine, helping your students grow into mathematical thinkers. This free set, which includes six sample problem solving task cards and journal prompts taken from the full Kindergarten Problem Solving Task Cards and Journal Promptsis designed to get kindergarten students thinking and talking about math.

What You Get:

This free set includes 6 sample task cards with a word problems for each kindergarten Common Core math domain (and an additional challenge problems for students who need a little something more). Each problem is also included in math journal prompt form. The task cards are color-coded for easy organization and the journal prompts are numbered to correspond with their matching card.

✔ 1 Counting and Cardinality Task Cards

✔ 1 Numbers and Operations in Base Ten Task Cards

✔ 1 Operations and Algebraic Thinking Task Cards

✔ 1 Geometry Task Cards

✔ 1 Measurement and Data Task Cards

✔ 1 Challenge Task Cards

✔ 6 Math Journal Prompts (14 per page)

How to Use This Set:

With these cards and journal prompts, you will always have a problem at your fingertips. Use the cards on the carpet or in small groups—even while waiting in line. The problems vary in difficulty and are perfect for think-pair-share and for developing math vocabulary and language. Have the children extend their learning by using the included math journal prompts. Each of the problems is also included as a cut and glue journal prompt. This allows children to draw and write to show their mathematical thinking.

As you begin using these problems you will note that they vary in difficulty. For some problems, students will simply need time to think and discuss their solutions. Others will require students to draw, act out, or model with math manipulatives. If you are reading problems from the task cards during a brief transition, you can flip through to find one that students will be able to solve without additional tools. When working with small groups, differentiate by choosing the problems that best meet the needs of your students.

What Teachers Are Saying:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was PERFECT for math journals. Helped introduce students to problem solving, explaining their thinking, and was EASY (just print and go!).” -Colleen M.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Great resource for use during number talks!” -Jessica F.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “These are amazing journal prompts that allowed me to differentiate very easily for my students.”-Susie H.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "These are absolutely wonderful! These will be perfect for enrichment for the kids in my classroom!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I would highly recommend these if you are looking for journal prompts and/or homework problems for kindergartners that need to be challenged!" -Kelly Dickerson

You may also like:

▶ Kindergarten Math Bundle

▶ Addition and Subtraction Fine Motor Activities

▶ Math Talks: Visual Open-Ended Prompts

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Susan Jennings (My Happy Place)


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