Clark the Counting Crocodile {Problem-Solving Strategy Unit}


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Clark the Counting Crocodile is a strategy animal in Problem-Solving Pond series. Clark uses a special rhyming poem and a 100's chart to teach students how to count on and count back to solve a variety of word problems. Counting is a crucial strategy because it helps students explore the relationships and patterns between numbers. This strategy is ideal for problems that include smaller numbers and for K-2 mathematicians, but it can also be used to solve money, multiplication and division word problems as well.
Clark's unit includes:
-Introduction to Problem-Solving Pond Unit
-Suggestions for Use
-Introducing Clark the Counting Crocodile
-Detailed math intervention lesson plan using gradual release of responsibility method
-"I Can" statements
-Problem-solving journal with differentiation and reflection opportunities (perfect for center work, homework or as an assessment)
-Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and money word problem banks
-Essential questions, self-reflection stems and discussion prompts
-3 Problem-solving rubrics
-"Hazel Meets the Math Strategy Animals" book (tells the story of Hazel the screech owl who is introduced to 10 special problem-solving strategy animals at Problem-Solving Pond)

Grades K-3

102 pages


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