Depending on the complexity of the task, and the ability of my students, I introduce each problem differently. Sometimes, I give all of the students the task with little to no instruction, and let them plug away at it.
Other times I will provide a warm-up small group lesson for my struggling learners.
For this particular challenge, I introduced them to modeling with manipulatives. They were then able to provide support to their whole group in using manipulatives to solve the problem. This always gives them a big boost of confidence when they are able to be the "experts".
Problem solving is always better with popcorn isn't it??
I will be creating a larger product this summer using these problems and more, but for now, I have a freebie for you that includes ALL of these problems. You can download it from my TpT store here.
If you download the freebie, I would love any feedback or suggestions you have for the final product.