K-5 Math Teaching Resources is a website geared to problem solving...but not only that, it also describes how to integrate math journals in your classroom. I have always felt that journaling is a natural process to problem solving and this website does an excellent job at describing in detail what this entails...it even has pictures of journal pages! The website also provides awesome free-resources like games, literature connections, and math center ideas. The activites on this site are perfect for use in math centers, small group or whole class settings. I am so excited to use this newfound resource!
My district uses the Envision curriculum from Scott Foresman, but I have always felt that it lacked a little in the problem solving area...hopefully by integrating journals in my math block, it will help to supplement the curriculum I am currently using.
The following are pictures of the example journals on their site.
I love the idea of having children write and draw their way through problem solving. Definitely a must do in my class this year. Go here to explore their website...you'll be glad you did! ♥♥♥