Problem Solving Tasks for Grades 6-8

**Directions:**

1. Select tasks that are the appropriate level of challenge for you. Use the *Exemplars rubric* as a guide for explaining your solutions to the problems you choose from the “Palette of Problems” challenges below.

*Palette of Problems 1*(from*Teaching Middle School Mathematics*)*Palette of Problems 2*(from*Teaching Middle School Mathematics*)*Palette of Problems 3*(from*Teaching Middle School Mathematics*)

2. Honor System: Do not read the solutions section until you are finished solving the problem(s) and have explained your thinking using the rubric referenced above.

3. Attach your solutions to the Summer Mathematics Fun Reflection Sheet and Summer Mathematics Fun Log.

**Mathematics Games for Grades 5-8**

**Directions: Explore mathematics games from all grade levels!**

**Grade 5 Investigations Games (Downloads)**

- Close to One (Directions) and (Recording Sheet)
- Fraction Track (Directions), (Board 1), (Board 2)
- Small Array, Big Array (Directions) and (Recording Sheet)
- Array Cards
- Missing Factors (Directions), (Recording Sheet) and (Cards)
- Numeral Cards
- (Decimal Cards Set A) and (Decimal Cards Set B)
- Smaller to Larger (Directions)
- Division Compare (Directions) and (Recording Sheet)
- Decimal Compare (Directions) and (Recording Sheet)
- Multiplication Compare (Directions) and (Recording Sheet)
- Compare Cards

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**Information for Parents**

- Information for Parents and Students
- Middle School Mathematics Games (from
*Teaching**Middle School**Mathematics*) - Learning Multiplication Combinations

Double-Digit Multiplication Checklist

- Information for Parents and Students
- Middle School Mathematics Games (from
*Teaching**Middle School**Mathematics*) - CMP2 Parent Guides

Grade 6 *CMP2 *Games (Online)

- The Factor Game Activity
- The Product Game Activity
- Locker Problem Activity
- The Fraction Game Activity
- The Target Game Activity
- Tessellations
- Bee Dance and Angles Activity
- Angle Sum Activity
- Linkage Strips Activity

(Use Polystrips to build quadrilaterals)

**Grade 7 Information **

- Information for Parents and Students
- Middle School Mathematics Games (from
*Teaching**Middle School**Mathematics*) - CMP2 Parent Guides

**Grade 7 CMP2 Games (Online)**** **

- Virtual Box Activity
- Cylinder Wrapping Activity
- Designer Dart Boards Activity
- Interactive Chip Model Activity
Explore adding and subtracting using chips)

( - Integer Product Game Activity
- Information for Parents and Students
- Middle School Mathematics Games (from
*Teaching**Middle School**Mathematics*) - CMP2 Parent Guides
- Virtual Bridge Experiment
Explore bridges with the Virtual Bridge Experiment)

( - Interactive Pythagoras
Use Interactive Pythagoras to explore the Pythagorean Theorem)

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**GGrade 8 ***CMP2 ***Games (Online)**** **

**NECAP Release Tasks for Mathematics**

2005 http://www.necompact.org/ea/gle_support/NECAP_2005.asp

2006 http://www.ride.ri.gov/assessment/necap_releaseditems.aspx

Online Games for Algebra

Algebra 1 (McDougal Littell)

http://www.classzone.com/books/algebra_1/index.cfm

Algebra Four

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/AlgebraFour/

**Interactive Algebra Games**

http://www.gamequarium.com/algebra.htm

**Operation Order** (Three Levels)

http://www.funbrain.com/algebra/index.html

**Integer Games**

http://classroom.jc-schools.net/basic/math-integ.html