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Open-Ended Maths Problem Solving Cards - Upper Primary

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 20 pages | Years: 5 - 6

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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    Can you please guide me through on how to submit suggestions for an existing resource?

    • Janeen
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      Hi Esrene Thanks for getting in touch with us! If you wish to make numerous suggestions to changing an existing resource/make a new resource altogether, you do so on our Requests page. https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Your fellow Teach Starter members can then vote for it and, if it proves popular, we would love to make it for you! Please let us know if you have any difficulties with this. Kind regards Janeen

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    Is there answers for these problems?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Esrene, Thank you for your comment. As the questions are open-ended with various possible responses, an answer sheet has not been provided. Members are always welcome to submit suggestions for an existing resource by using the Changes & Updates tab above. This tab can be found near the comments section. Thanks again!

  • Rebecca Jeffrey
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    :-)

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Rebecca, Thank you very much!

  • Amy
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    While I understand these are open ended questions and there are more than one possible answer, some examples of possible answers would be helpful please.

    • Kristian
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      Hi Amy, Thanks for your suggestion. Please feel free to submit a change request by visiting the resource page, scrolling down to the comments section, then clicking "Changes & Updates". This will submit a request that other members can vote on. If your request is popular, we will create it! If you have any questions along the way, please let me know. I'm happy to help!

  • ***********
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    Great questions! Is there a lesson plan with outcomes available please? Thanks.

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Bassim, thank you for your positive feedback. There isn't an accompanying lesson plan attached to this resource, but you can request that one be created here: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you!

  • Kristian
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    Hello Kylie, As these are open-ended questions, more than one answer is acceptable from the students, in fact, exploring all possibilities using deep, thoughtful and creative responses is encouraged. Due to this, an answer sheet is not possible. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Jasmin
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    I would also like an answer sheet for these problems please.

    • Kristian
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      Hello Jasmin, As these are open-ended questions, more than one answer is acceptable from the students, in fact, exploring all possibilities using deep, thoughtful and creative responses is encouraged. Due to this, an answer sheet is not possible. If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Kylie
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    Are there answer sheets available for these problems cards?