Do you need to get your kids solving problems and explaining their thinking without looking for that one right answer? Try this set of Geometry math journals! Students work on these journal prompts independently, with a partner, or small groups. A majority of the prompts focus on open ended problem solving, so students will have multiple different answers. After solving the problem and showing their ideas, students learn the importance of being able to explain and justify their thinking.
I was looking for strategies to increase student understanding of word problems. This resource has been great to give my students to the practice they need with real world math problems. Love these activities for my 4th and 5th grade students!!
CUBES is a strategy for solving math word problems. You can use it as an anchor chart or put it into a math journal for quick reference.C = Circle key numbers and unitsU = Underline the questionB = Box math "action" wordsE = Evaluate and eliminateS = Show your work and check Please leave feedback if you download :) If you have any questions or suggestions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.