Max the Modeling Mouse {Problem-Solving Strategy Unit}


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Max the Modeling Mouse is a strategy animal in the CCSS-aligned Problem-Solving Pond series. Max uses a special rhyming poem to teach students how to use manipulatives or counters to represent and solve word problems. Modeling is a critical strategy because the visual representation allows students to see the situation presented in the problem in a concrete way. This K-3 unit provides differentiation opportunities and has been successfully used in general education, special education, RTI and math intervention settings across the nation.
Max's unit includes:-Introduction to Problem-Solving Pond Unit
-Suggestions for Use
-Meet Max the Modeling Mouse
-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 and division, money and place value 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-4

88 pages


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