Math Reasoning and Vocabulary Integration with KenKen®

Kimberly Lipscomb, Fourth Grade, Highland Creek Elementary School

Final Unit(pdf)   Implementing Teaching Standards(pdf)


This unit focuses on developing math reasoning and problem solving skills that many students lack when entering fourth grade. My goal is to provide students with activities to increase their ability to think logically and confidently as they are presented with different tasks to solve. This unit will use KenKen® puzzles to enhance mathematical reasoning, especially those involving integer arithmetic. As students engage rigorous activities with KenKen® puzzles, they will develop and enhance their ability to problem solve and use reasoning skills.