Problem solving is a crucial skill for all students to have, even outside of mathematics. These journals will help your students learn to solve mathematical problems, solve the problems in different ways, and understand the deep meaning of the skills they are being taught. Plus, they are fun!
I always have my students share their math journals with the class. This allows for students to be able to see how others are working on the same problem. It is important to look at different ways to solve one problem. It also allows students to practice speaking to an audience and explain their work.
I have created this freebie rubric to go along with the math journals! It is a super easy way to assess your students' progress. I like to staple a rubric onto a random problem throughout the week. It is so amazing to see the progress through the year! Click here or the picture to download for FREE!!
Back to the math journals:
There is a total of six units, which are also sold separately.
First Grade Math Journal Unit 1: Addition and Subtraction to 10
First Grade Math Journal Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction to 20
First Grade Math Journal Unit 3: Measurement
First Grade Math Journal Unit 4:Place Value and Addition & Subtraction to 40
First Grade Math Journal Unit 5: Shapes and Fractions
First Grade Math Journal Unit 6: Comparison, Place Value, and Addition & Subtraction
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