So as a kid I hated problem solving (word problems). I dreaded working on those problems. As a teacher I don't want my students dreading word problems as much as I did. With the common core standards problem solving activities is going to be a must do. So I've been trying to come up with activities to help students with this. I created these problem solving posters. So many times students don't know why they do what they do. This year I want to emphasize thinking/think alouds in math.
Teaching Oasis for more Problem Solving ideas and for extended response ideas check out the Show and Tell Math.