Problem Solving will be our next unit of focus this year for kindergarten math students. A mathematical problem is defined as a question or situation where an available solution is not known immediately. Students need to become effective and confident problem solvers when confronted with problems that cannot immediately be solved. They also need to be able to articulate how they solve a problem. Learning the Problem Solving Steps and Strategies will give them the framework to explain how they have solved a problem.
Our Problem Solving Steps:
- Understand - underline what you know about the problem. Circle what you want to know.
- Plan - choose a strategy to help you solve the problem.
- Solve – Write a number sentence or find the answer.
- Check - Does your answer make sense? Describe/Explain in words how you solved the problem.
We will concentrate on the problem solving strategy of Logical Reasoning.
Logical Reasoning - All problems require logical reasoning, but there is a group of problems that offers a set of conditional data that you must use to eliminate choices that are false and select an answer that is true.
*** Please Note: Homework assignments are tailored to the various needs of each group. Schedules and pacing may also vary due to snow days, field trips, assemblies and holidays.
Monday group (Franklin) - No homework. Have a great summer!
Tuesday group (Franklin) - N/A
Wednesday group (Field) - N/A
Thursday group (Field) - No homework. Have a great summer!
Friday group (Field) - No homework. Have a great summer!