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# Problem Solving Decks (grades 1-8)

There are many commercial resources available to challenge students to become better problem solvers. This is a collection of favorite problems originally created by the members of the TEAM project.

You might consider allowing students to work with partners. Many of these problems are best solved with calculators. All of these problems lend themselves to students telling and writing about their thinking.

Each set of problems is available for downloading as a PDF file.

**Deck A: Grades 1 & 2**

Deck A Cover and Introduction

Deck A Cards: Two problems per page.

Deck A Student Sheets: One problem per page with space for students to explain and show their work.

**Deck B: Grades 3 & 4**

Deck B Cover and Introduction

Deck B Cards: Two problems per page.

Deck B Student Sheets: One problem per page with space for students to explain and show their work.

**Deck C: Grades 5-8**

Deck C Cover and Introduction

Deck C Cards: Two problems per page.

Deck C Student Sheets: One problem per page with space for students to explain and show their work.

Deck C Solutions

Consider expanding each problem-solving deck by adding your own problems on the backs of the cards or photocopying the blank master.

(This content was originally published by the North Carolina State Board of Education on mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com, which is no longer available.)

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