Free Teaching Resource

Problem Solving Mat

Free | 1 page|Grades: 2 - 3

A problem solving mat to help guide students when solving word problems.

This teaching tool is a fantastic way to provide a scaffold for students when solving word problems.

How can you use this resource?

  • Print out a class set on cardstock and slip each one inside of a dry erase sleeve. Students can use whiteboard markers on the mat, then wipe clean.
  • Project the resource on the whiteboard and use it solve problems with the class.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.

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  • We have changed out two of the strategies mentioned on the mat to better reflect strategies that are appropriate for larger numbers.

    Change by Natalie Nov 18th, 2020

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