## Friday, January 11, 2013

### FABULOUS Problem Solving Resource

Okay, I used all capital letters, so you know this must be BIG!  Yikes!  I did it again.  A fellow instructional coach shared this website today, and it's too good to keep to myself.  The website is Inside Mathematics, and it contains a plethora of mathematics resources.  So many, in fact, that you might want to start with their video tour of the website.  Speaking of videos, the website is chock full of videos of teachers--or more accurately, students--in action.

BUT, the reason for my capital letter frenzy is their Problem of the Month.  You know how you're always looking for great, rich problems that your kiddos can really sink their teeth into?  Well, how would you like it if you not only had an extensive bank of fabulous problems with incredible teacher instructions for use, but they were also aligned to the common core standards?  I know, right?  I think you can now see the reason for my exuberance.

I've included a couple of screen shots that show how you can look for problems by grade level (which are then organized by standard) and by standard (which then show you options for each grade level).  There's also a screen shot of one of the amazing teacher notes pages.

Okay, so there you go!  I know this one will keep you busy for awhile.  It's also your responsibility to share this great resources, so be sure to Pin it!

 Search for problems by grade level

 Search for problems by standard and see vertical options
 PAGES of teaching instructions for each problem

1. Donna, this site is a gold mine! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Linda
AroundtheKampfire

1. Glad you like it, Linda! I think it's amazing! :)

2. What a terrific resource! I am excited to give these a shot with my kiddos as we begin to intentionally work on problem solving strategies next quarter.

❀ Kate
Purely Paperless

1. I know! I'm really excited about it. BTW, I checked out your blog and I'm a new follower! :)

3. What a wonderful site!! Thanks for sharing!

:)
Stephanie

Elementary My Dear

1. My pleasure, Stephanie. I hopped over to your blog. Love the post on number talks!! :)

4. Donna,
Thank you for sharing a great site. I have passed it onto our administration to share with the district. Great find!
Kim

1. It is a GREAT find!! So nice to not have to reinvent the wheel!

5. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This resource is exactly what I have been looking for!!!!! I cannot begin to express how much stress this has taken off of my shoulders. (There is plenty more, but a little bit less helps.) :)

1. I totally get your reaction, Melissa! This is an amazing resource! :)

6. Thanks for this. These are really great! I've really just started to delve deeply into problem solving with my kiddos, and this will certainly come in handy.

karen

1. You're so welcome, Karen!

7. OH WOWZA~ This is a WONDERFUL resource!!!!!!!! Thanks Donna for sharing this!!!!!!!
Amy

1. This one will keep us all busy for awhile, Amy! It's fabulous!!

8. Hi Donna,
I checked out the resoure and it is fan-tab-u-lous! Thank you so much for sharing! This website really aligns with the EQAO type of questions we have here in Ontario!
Thank you again!
Lori

1. I know,it's great, right? Glad to hear it aligns with your assessments. :)

9. Thanks Donna fr all the wonderful things you share-right over here in Australia! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blogs and TPT resources. Thank you!

1. Thanks so much! It always gives me a thrill to get comments from around the globe! :)