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Open-ended Maths Problem Solving Cards - Lower Primary

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 20 pages | Years: F - 2

A set of 20 open-ended problem solving cards covering a range of mathematical concepts.

These open-ended problem solving cards will promote deep, thoughtful and creative responses from your students. More than one answer is acceptable; exploring possibilities is encouraged. The problems cover a range of mathematical concepts, such as number, space, measurement, chance and data.

Use these problem solving cards at the beginning of your lesson, as a group activity or as an enrichment task for early finishers.



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  • Lin Smith

    These are great, thanks. Many 'problems' people create are not true tasks that require the thinking I want from my students. With these, they must explain and justify their thinking. That is what I was seeking. I have created open ended questions of my own too, but at this price, it was great value to me as you have saved me time!

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

      Thank you so much for taking the time to share this lovely feedback with us, Lin. And yes, it's so important for our students to learn how to justify and explain their thought processes when solving open-ended questions such as these. I'm so pleased that we saved you some time, also! Have a wonderful day.

  • Tania Blak

    Hi there This set of open ended math tasks were great for my Grade 1/2 class. They loved them and eagerly finished one to begin another. hHghly recommend. Tania

    • Victoria (Teach Starter)

      Hi Tania, Thank you for your positive feedback. It is great to hear that your students are loving the open-ended tasks, feel free to share some examples of their work! Kind regards, Victoria.