Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 7 resources related to the following standard:
The Number System
Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.
3. Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

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In this 47-minute webinar Grant Wiggins discusses the difficulty students traditionally have in transferring their knowledge to problem solving, especially in standardized testing situations, and how standard math curriculum affects students' perception of mathematics. He describes how real problems differ from typical exercises, and advocates using them as the foundation of a math curriculum to ensure that Standards are met and that students develop into independent problem solvers. His slides are included as a pdf download.
Lecture/Presentation, Voice Recording
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This collection of multistep word problems provides problem solving practice for students in grades 3 to 6. Each of the 13 sets contains five problems with step-by-step Flash video solutions. The problems cover basic operations, algebraic reasoning, money, fractions, percent, perimeter, area, proportional reasoning, and measurement.
Demonstration, Problem Set, Video
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+