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Open-Ended Maths Problem Solving Cards – Upper Primary

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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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  • Kylie

    Are there answer sheets available for these problems cards?

    Comment by Kylie on April 28, 2017 at 11:32 am


    • Kristian Kristian

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on August 8, 2018 at 7:55 am


  • Jasmin

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

    Comment by Jasmin on August 6, 2018 at 10:05 pm


    • Kristian Kristian

      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.

      Official comment by Kristian on August 8, 2018 at 7:55 am


  • Bassim Omar

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

    Comment by Bassim Omar on September 16, 2018 at 10:30 am


    • Stephanie (Teach Starter) Stephanie (Teach Starter)

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      Official comment by Stephanie (Teach Starter) on September 17, 2018 at 9:15 am


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