Problem Solving in All Seasons PreK-2
By Kim Markworth, Jenni McCool, and Jennifer Kosiak
Engage Students Year-Round in Meaningful Problem-Solving Tasks.
Holidays and seasonal activities provide excitement and a change of pace for teachers and students alike. They also offer perfect backdrops for mathematical tasks that can be related to other topics and themes in the classroom. Problem
Solving in All Seasons, Pre-K–Grade 2 delivers thirty-two appealing, real-world situations, arranged in grade-level order, to engage young learners in mathematical tasks that are—
An implementation guide furnishes specifics on each task and includes the following:
Handouts and ancillary materials for each task can be downloaded for printing at NCTM’s online More4U website (nctm.org/more4u). Problem Solving in All
Seasons, Pre-K–Grade 2 is your all-in-one practical handbook for problem solving in the primary years.
Problem Solving in All Seasons, Pre-K–Grade 2 is a powerful resource for teachers. It is full of high-quality math tasks that engage students in real-life problem solving. These open-ended tasks help promote a learning environment rich in mathematical discourse and inspire the true essence of what today's math
classrooms need to support students in the Common Core State Standards.
Brenda Geier, Math Coach
I have been looking for a resource just like this for a long time! Each of the problems is linked to Common Core State Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice, and they align beautifully with our district's curriculum. The problems challenge students to think critically and are highly
Amy Roselli, Elementary Teacher
My first graders loved working with the tasks in this book! The tasks were intriguing and relevant to their lives and promoted thoughtful mathematical discourse. Each task provided multiple entry points for students, leading to a collaborative and inclusive mathematical community.
Sarah Anderson, Dual Language Elementary Teacher
About the Authors
Kim Markworth is an associate professor of mathematics education at Western Washington University and a former elementary and middle-grades mathematics classroom teacher. In her current position, she works with preservice and in-service elementary and middle school classroom
teachers to deepen their understanding of mathematical content and to improve their teaching practices.
Jenni McCool is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and a former classroom teacher. She teaches a variety of content and pedagogy courses for future elementary and middle school teachers, and also works closely with many
in-service teachers through professional development programs.
Kosiak is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse , where she teaches an array of content and pedagogy courses for future Pre-K–12 mathematics teachers. She leads many local and statewide professional development opportunities for in-service teachers as well as serves as an
executive board member of the Wisconsin Mathematics Council, a state affiliate of NCTM.