Problem Solving E Blackline
- Variety of critical thinking and problem solving skills - typically for fifth and sixth grade
- Each exercise stresses a different age-appropriate thinking skill
- For children in grades 4-8
- Blackline masters for written responses (answer keys included)
- Twenty separate exercises - each with 8 questions
Compilation of fifth and sixth grade concepts requiring critical thinking skills: single and multi-step word problems, conversion and operations with English measurements, perimeter and area of plane figures, prime factors and greatest common factors, percent and decimal and fraction equivalencies, fraction and percent of a set, sales tax and total cost, order of operations, properties, mean and median and range, distance formula, coordinate system and transformations, combinations and probability.
Format: Blackline masters for written responses (answer keys included). Recommended storage (not included): file.
The teacher's experience and the sequence of skills in the students' basic math program are the best guides in determining which skills should be introduced first. In general, the scope and sequence chart above can be used as a guide.
A number of sets for younger children are "color coded." Some teachers present all the levels with an exercise set, while others prefer to present all the blue (two-digit) exercises, progress to the pink (three-digit), and culminate with the green (four-digit).
Other skills such as Roman Numerals require no prerequisites other rhan an understanding of place value. Such exercises can be presented any time.
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