# Thematic Problem Solving Books

Kathleen, kindergarten teacher and creator of the blog, Growing Kinders, recently shared a fantastic tool for organizing math problems and building problem solving skills, while also strengthening both reading and literacy skills - monthly problem solving books! Each booklet contains problems relating to themes, holidays, and units to be covered during the month. Take a look at these fantastic worksheets included in her March booklet featuring St. Patrick's Day, weather, and more!

There are 3 leprechauns. Each leprechaun is holding 2 pots of gold. How many pots of gold are there all together?

There are 6 kites flying in the air. There are three children on the ground. How many kites is each child holding?

I want to make 2 kites. I have 6 ribbons to tie on the tail of each kite. How many ribbons does each kite get?

Design a kite with four equal parts.

Design a kite with two equal parts that are symmetrical.

Each entry in the booklet states the problem {using a combination of numerals and number words} in which students are required to highlight or circle words/sounds recognized as well as underline important numbers and information. There is also a place for students to draw the solutions and compute/display any pertinent number models. These booklets make great group instruction tools as well as quiet time activities!

Check out the rest of Kathleen's fantastic resources at Growing Kinders!