How do you know when something is a good math task? Posing well developed math tasks to your students involves:
- ensuring that the task is directed to the essential math content and is aligned to the standards.
- the task revolves around interesting problems with multiple solutions.
- the task provides multiple opportunities for rich math discourse.
- the task builds upon student understanding
- the task provides opportunities for students to choose a variety of tools to solve them.
By now you are probably asking yourself, where can I find tasks that would fit the characteristics named above. Well, I have several resources that may help you. This will be a 3 part blog. This is the first of the 3 parts.
Check out the resources below for a brief description.
- they are aligned to the common for math standards.
- they are rigorous, provide multiple solutions, and provide opportunities for rich discourse.
- the answers are included.
- Grade level unpacked standards with examples & explanations.
- Grade level mid year and summative assessments.
- Unit plan that includes tasks and activities.
- Problem Solving Decks